Luke Cage History: From Hero for Hire to Hollywood
TV, Comic Books
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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CBR News spoke with Molly Crabapple about her digital comic "Puppet Makers," the Kickstarter-funded animation project "I Have Your Heart," designing the bag for this year's SXSW Interactive Festival and more.
CBR's Alex Dueben attended last week's annual MoCCA Festival and reports in on the event which featured Peter Bagge debuting new work, drinking with Danish cartoonists, visiting the Strand bookstore and more.
Acclaimed cartoonist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Daniel Clowes talks about the new “Mister Wonderful” collection of his New York Times Magazine strip, "Wilson," and many other projects.
One of the great artists of the Silver Age, Nick Cardy spoke with CBR News about his new book, collecting the work he did as a young man serving in WWII and provides an exclusive look at the book.
CBR News spoke with studio mates Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Sean Dove and Josh Emmons about their newly launched foray into digital comics, the self-published, 99 cents, all-ages friendly "DoubleFeature"
Richard Thompson, the cartoonist behind the syndicated "Cul de Sac" strip, talks to CBR News about the challenges of a daily strip, Toad Zombies, the influences of caricature and “Pogo.”
Artist Molly Crabapple spoke with CBR News about last week's Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School "Transmetropolitan"-themed event held to benefit the CBLDF and the Hero Initiative.
Award winning cartoonist Carol Tyler spoke with CBR News about the second volume of her family saga, "You'll Never now," her father's experiences in World War II and more.
Award-winning cartoonist Nick Bertozzi spoke with CBR News about writing and drawing his new graphic novel from First Second Books, the sometimes surprising true tale of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
CBR spoke with Herb Trimpe, the man many consider to be the definitive "Incredible Hulk" artist, about his time working in the Marvel bullpen, the one character he never had a chance to draw and life after comics.
Comics veteran Joe Staton spoke with CBR News about his and writer Charles Santino's new adaptation of Ayn Rand's "Anthem," taking over the "Dick Tracy" comic strip in March and his current Archie story arc.
"DV8" artist Rebekah Isaacs talks about her first creator-owned book from 12 Gauge Comics, her messy layouts and working with her boyfriend, writer Jon Price. She also brought along from "Magus" #2.
Award-winning cartoonist Jay Stephens spoke with CBR News about his move to the daily comics page with "Oh, Brother!," working in a new medium and the upcoming AdHouse collection of "Oddville."
Mark Siegel, the Editorial Director of First Second books talks to CBR News about his webcomic centering on the Hudson River and mermaids working in charcoal and designing wine labels.
Cartoonist Erika Moen teams with webcomics rookie Jeff Parker for "Bucko," which launches today, and the duo took time out to speak with CBR News about the dick and fart joke murder-mystery.
Russ Manning Award-nominated cartoonist Sarah Oleksyk spoke with CBR News about her debut graphic novel, "Ivy,' out this week from Oni Press while providing a sneak peak at hers and Fred van Lente's "Renaissance."
Professor and cartoonist Jay Hosler talks about his his new book illustrated by Kevin and Zander Cannon that tells the story of life on Earth, dinosaurs and how to make science fun again.
Acclaimed cartoonist Tony Millionaire spoke with CBR News about his new book "Little Maakies on the Prairie," working with Elvis Costello, the difference between writing for adults and children and much more.
Jeffrey Brown spoke with CBR about his process, humor, how the new volume of "Change-Bots" is more than just parody and why transforming robot comics aren't as different a project for him as it might seem to his fans.
The legendary cartoonist talks with CBR about his long career on"Mad Magazine," “The Simpsons,” “Groo,” as well as “Sergio Aragones: Five Decades of His Finest Work,” the new retrospective book from Running Press.