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, 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

Articles By Alex Dueben

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Star Trek: The CBR Review

Fri, May 8th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

CBR brings you another look at J.J. Abrams' re-launch of the Star Trek franchise. Alex Dueben gives the film high marks for acting and says it offers something special to longtime Star Trek fans: a good Star Trek movie.

In-Depth with Mark Schultz

Thu, May 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The veteran writer and illustrator talks to CBR about his new projects, returning to "Xenozoic Tales," writing Namor and Prince Valiant, the influence of Al Williamson, and rethinking his artistic approach from the ground up.

David Malki! Talks "Wondermark"

Tue, May 5th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

With a new Dark Horse collection just released, the Eisner-nominated cartoonist behind the webcomic "Wondermark" talks to CBR about his love of 19th Century illustration, his fans, and what it takes to create an electric jolly.

Bechdel on the Essential Dykes To Watch Out For

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

The Award winning cartoonist of "Fun Home," Alison Bechdel talks to CBR about the collection of her long-running comics strip,"Dykes To Watch Out For," and her upcoming memoir and other projects.

A Look at the First New England Webcomics Weekend

Mon, March 30th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

Webcartoonists and fans descended on Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley for the premiere webcomics convention to talk comics, buy t-shirts and meet people known only through the web in person.

Koren Shadmi: In The Flesh

Tue, March 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

New York-based Israeli cartoonist and illustrator Koren Shadmi talks about his new book, "In The Flesh," its surrealist imagery, playing with comic book conventions, and just how realistic his book really is.

Who Knows Why "Anders Loves Maria?" Rene Engström

Fri, March 20th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

Swedish cartoonist Rene Engström talks to CBR about her webcomic “Anders Loves Maria,” how an ongoing story changes in the telling, and the meaning of the word "bork."

Barbara Hambly on the Legend of Anne Steelyard

Wed, March 18th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind the new graphic novel “Anne Steelyard and the Garden of Emptiness: An Honorary Man” from Penny-Farthing Press talks about her first comics project, historical writing and the inspiration Gertrude Bell.

Zander Cannon talks Top Ten, T-Minus & Transformers

Thu, March 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Zander Cannon talks to CBR about writing "Top Ten Season 2," illustrating nonfiction in “The Stuff of Life” and “T-Minus,” and drops a hint about his upcoming Transformers book from IDW.

Raina Telgemeier on Babysitters, Dentistry & X-Men

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

Eisner-nominated "Baby-sitters Club" cartoonist Raina Telgemeier talks to CBR about moving from adventures in babysitting to writing the X-Men to autobiographical tales of orthodontics.

Troy Little Talks "Angora Napkin"

Mon, February 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Troy Little (“Chiaroscuro”) talks to CBR News about his newest comics and animation project, "Angora Napkin," which he describes as “Nightmare on Elm Street" meets "Hello Kitty.”

Ryan Sohmer Talks “Least I Could Do”

Thu, February 19th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

A webecomics writer and head of Blind Ferret Entertainment, Ryan Sohmer talks to CBR News about his popular and irreverent series, "Least I Could Do," and its transition to television, as well as other animated projects.

NYCC: Jerry Robinson

Fri, February 13th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Author Danny Fingeroth hosted one of comics' greats, the writer-artist-editor- historian Jerry Robinson, in a discussion about Batman, Bob Kane, the Siegel and Schuster settlement, and almost 70 years in the business.

NYCC: Chuck

Fri, February 13th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

"Chuck" creators Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak joined star Yvonne Strahovski to talk to New York Comic Con attendees about the fun they have making the smart and geeky NBC comedy.

NYCC: BOOM! Studios

Thu, February 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Ross Richie, Chip Mosher, Michael Alan Nelson and a digital Mark Waid talked with fans at NYCC about Waid’s three new ongoing series, the future of "Farscape," "Hexed," The Muppets," Pixar and more.

NYCC: Fringe

Thu, February 12th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

Executive Producer Jeff Pinkner and the cast of “Fringe” had a lot of fun teasing the New York Comic Con audience about what’s to come in the hit Fox television series, and star Lance Reddick reveals what book he looks for at the comics shop.

Talking with "Hellblazer" Artist Sean Murphy

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

Artist Sean Murphy (“Off Road”, “Batman/Scarecrow: Year One”) talks about his work on “Hellblazer" and how he came to terms with the book's graphic horror. Murphy also tells CBR News about future projects.

In-Depth with Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir

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

Writers Christina Weir & Nunzio DeFilippis talk to CBR about concluding their many manga series for Seven Seas, adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Benjamin Button," and discuss upcoming projects from Oni Press.

David Rees Talks "Get Your War On"

Tue, January 13th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Celebrated cartoonist David Rees talks to CBR News about ending his popular comics strip “Get Your War On” as President Bush administration's comes to an end, a promise the cartoonist made years ago.

Verheiden Talks "Galactica," "Heroes" & "My Name Is Bruce"

Mon, January 5th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

Comics veteran and TV writer Mark Verheiden talks candidly about the film “My Name is Bruce,” the end of “Battlestar Galactica,” and overseeing the "Fugitives" arc of “Heroes.”