Staff Writer
Nov 15

I’m Alex. Most of the writers here at CBR have a beat, a publisher or specific field that they oversee, but my beat is broader and more informal. I spend much of my time talking with independent and underground cartoonists, designers, comic strip creators and webcartoonists. It is, quite possibly, the coolest job ever.

When I’m not here at CBR, I work for Suicidegirls.com, where I interview people about comics, art and literature, and freelance for publications like The Daily Beast, SFX and the Hartford Advocate. I drink too much tea, meditate far too little, and still intend to one day fulfill my childhood ambition of living in a treehouse

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Matt Phelan Captures A "Storm in the Barn"

Thu, November 5th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning illustrator Matt Phelan talks with CBR News about his debut graphic novel, a tall tale about a young boy growing up in Kansas during the days of the Dust Bowl.

"X-Men: Misfits" Takes Mutants In A Manga Direction

Thu, October 29th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonists Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier talk with CBR News about the unique challenges they faced in adapting Marvel's mutant heroes for Del Rey's manga line.

Tony Lee Enters Sherwood Forest

Thu, October 29th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Tony Lee's latest project features a new take on a classic literary character in "Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood." CBR News spoke with the writer about how the project came to be, it's unique challenges and rewards, and more.

Eddie Campbell's New Pants

Fri, October 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Award winning cartoonist behind "From Hell" and "Bacchus" talks about the new omnibus collection of his Alec stories, "Alec: The Years Have Pants," which hits stores later this month courtesy of Top Shelf

Nick Bertozzi Talks "Stuffed!"

Wed, October 14th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed writer/artist, Nick Bertozzi, talks with CBR News about his new graphic novel, "Stuffed!," his upcoming Lewis and Clark historical fiction comic, his contributions to "The ACT-I-VATE Primer," "Strange Tales," and more.

Glenn Eichler Gets "Stuffed!"

Fri, October 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Glenn Eichler, an award winning writer on "The Colbert Report," speaks with CBR News about his new graphic novel about family, race and repatriation, "Stuffed!," featuring artwork by Nick Bertozzi.

Patrick McDonnell on "Mutts", Childrens Books & More

Tue, September 29th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Reuben and Harvey Award winning cartoonist of "Mutts" talks with CBR News about his work habits, his favorite comics and his new childrens book, "Wag!"

Danica Novgorodoff talks “Refresh, Refresh”

Fri, September 25th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Fresh off her Eisner Award nominated debut graphic novel, “Slow Storm,” Danica Novgorodoff speaks with CBR News about her new graphic novel from First Second Books, "Refresh, Refresh."

Kevin C. Pyle's Stray Cats & Superheroes

Fri, September 18th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

"World War 3" and "Blindspot" writer-artist Kevin C. Pyle talks to CBR News about his transition from art galleries to comics shelves, as well as his new Henry Holt graphic novel “Katman” and its many Eastern influences.

Richard Sala Talks “Cat Burglar Black”

Wed, September 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning cartoonist Richard Sala talks to CBR News about his newest project from First Second books, "Cat Burglar Black," about a young orphan who happens to be a master thief.

Cloonan & Cho Talk "K.G.B."

Thu, September 10th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

Nineties nostalgia and Korean rap collide in "K.G.B.," a new webcomic by Eisner winner Becky Cloonan and cartoonist Hwan Cho, who talked to CBR News about the epic story of the Korean rap group K.G.B.

"A.D." Star Leo McGovern on Comics & Katrina

Sun, August 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

New Orleans' Leo McGovern talks to CBR about Hurricane Katrina, losing all but one of his thousands of comic books, being depicted in Josh Neufeld’s “A.D.” graphic novel, and returning to New Orleans after the deluge.

Smith Magazine on Katrina & Harvey Pekar

Sat, August 29th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

Larry Smith and Jeff Newelt of Smith Magazine talk to CBR about Josh Neufeld’s New Orleans book "A.D.", the role that comics play at the magazine, and their new ongoing project with Harvey Pekar.

"A.D.’s" Josh Neufeld on New Orleans After Katrina

Fri, August 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

On the 4th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, cartoonist Josh Neufeld talks to CBR about his new nonfiction graphic novel “A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge,” just out from Pantheon Books.

Jonathan Rosenberg’s Infinite Typewriters

Wed, August 26th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

The cartoonist behind “Goats,” Jonathan Rosenberg talks to CBR about working more than a decade in the webcomics trenches and the new editions of his strip coming out through Del Rey books.

Renee Lott on "Festering Romance"

Fri, August 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Renee Lott talks about how she got into the comics industry and how she got her first big break at Oni Press with the original graphic novel "Festering Romance," available now.

Joëlle Jones Knows Why “You Have Killed Me”

Thu, July 9th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The artist of the new hardcover graphic novel from Oni Press talks about working with writer Jamie S. Rich, drawing in bars, and the only one of her three upcoming projects that she’s allowed to talk about.

Jamie S. Rich Knows Why “You Have Killed Me”

Mon, July 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Veteran writer and editor Jamie S. Rich talks to CBR about his new Oni Press graphc novel, working with artist Joëlle Jones, and why writing a mystery isn’t that much of a departure for him.

Editing the Best of Simon & Kirby

Wed, July 1st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Industry veteran Steve Saffel talks to CBR about editing the legendary Joe Simon and assembling a new collection of one of comic’s greatest teams, "The Best of Simon & Kirby," now out from Titan Books.

Joan Hilty Talks "Bitter Girl"

Fri, June 19th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics editor Joan Hilty talks to CBR about her other job: producing the weekly comic strip "Bitter Girl," the challenges in the media landscape, and the ways that imagination sometimes lags behind real life.

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