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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The Many Careers of William Stout

Mon, April 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke at length with the cartoonist/painter/muralist/film designer/writer about his storied career, including his Antarctic trek, working with Jim Henson and much more.

Gregory and Ruditis Are "Charmed"

Fri, April 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Co-writers Raven Gregory and Paul Ruditis spoke with CBR News about the new Zenescope ongoing series, "Charmed," which picks up the witch sisters' story where the popular television series' finale left off.

Rethinking the Three Little Pigs in “BB Wolf and the 3 LPs”

Thu, April 1st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Rich Koslowski and writer J.D. Arnold talk about their new book from Top Shelf that re-imagines the three little pigs and the big bad wolf in a blues song and tells a very different story in the process.

Nina Paley Talks "Sita Sings the Blues"

Mon, March 29th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

Cartoonist turned animator Nina Paley spoke with CBR about her tour-de-force full length film which she wrote, directed, produced and animated. "Sita Sings the Blues" is now available on DVD, online, and on the iPhone.

Kidd Designs Alex Ross' "Rough Justice"

Tue, March 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Designer, editor and writer Chip Kidd spoke with CBR News about the new Alex Ross book "Rough Justice," Pantheon's line of graphics novels, designing for DC Comics and much more.

Sarah Stewart Taylor on Writing Amelia Earhart

Thu, March 18th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

We spoke with novelist and Center for Cartoon Studies instructor Sarah Stewart Taylor about her recently released first graphic novel exploring pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart's famous journey across the Atlantic.

Harris and Rolston Work On a "Ghost Projekt

Tue, March 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Harris and Steve Rolton spoke with CBR News about their Oni Press published "Ghost Projekt," a miniseries that merges ghosts, the Cold War and post 9-11 mentality into a unique supernatural thriller.

Barnes and Southworth are "Not Invented Here"

Thu, March 4th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

Veteran webcartoonists Bill Barnes and Paul Southworth took some time and spoke with CBR News about turning their creative sites on the software industry in their new collaborative webcomic "Not Invented Here."

Comeau and Horne Create "A Softer World"

Tue, March 2nd, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

Writer Joey Comeau and photographer Emily Horne spoke with CBR News about about the origins, future and creative process behind their long-running webcomic "A Softer World" and it's upcoming second print collection.

Jake Parker: From "Flight" to "Missile Mouse"

Fri, February 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist and animator Jake Parker spoke with CBR News about his new graphic novel from Scholastic featuring his childhood creation, Missile Mouse, and his day job as an animation artist at Blue Sky Studios.

Foglio on His Award-Winning "Genius"

Thu, February 25th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

Phil Foglio, the artist and co-writer of the Hugo Award-winning "Girl Genius," spoke with CBR about being halfway through the epic steampunk story and gives the acceptance speech he would have delivered at Worldcon.

Ben Towle Illustrates "Amelia Earhart"

Tue, February 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Ben Towle spoke with CBR about working with writer Sarah Stewart Taylor on their new biographical graphic novel of America's most famous aviatrix from the Center for Cartoon Studies, "Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean."

Raina Telgemeier Opens Up About “Smile”

Fri, February 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist behind the "Baby-sitters Club" graphic novels and the X-Men manga talks about her new full-color look at her adolescent dental drama "Smile," in stores now from Scholastic's Graphix imprint.

Kibuishi's "Copper" Finds a Home in Print

Wed, February 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Kazu Kibuishi spoke with CBR News about the new print edition of his webcomic "Copper" as well as his Scholastic graphic novel series "Amulet" and some details about the next "Flight" anthology.

Matt Maxwell Travels the "Strangeways"

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

The writer of ROBOT 6's ongoing webcomic "Strangeways," Matt Maxwell talked with CBR News about the tradition of weird westerns, werewolves, online serialization and what he has planned for his next project.

Seibel Illustrates Harvey Pekar

Thu, January 21st, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

One of the key artists involved in "Smith Magazine's" online "Pekar Project," Tara Seibel spoke with CBR about breaking into comics from the graphic design field, life in Cleveland, the softer side of Harvey Pekar and much more.

Harvey Pekar On "The Pekar Project"

Thu, January 14th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

Straight out of Cleveland, legendary comics scribe Harvey Pekar spoke with CBR News about "The Pekar Project," his many other upcoming projects and watching people eat old twinkie filling with Anthony Bourdain.

O'Connor Introduces "The Olympians"

Thu, January 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer/artist behind the new series of graphic novels from First Second Books, George O'Connor talked with CBR about "The Olympians" and provided a look at his designs and approach to the characters and the series.

Dan Hipp Unleashes "Gyakushu!" on the Web

Thu, January 14th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

The acclaimed artist behind Image Comics' "The Amazing Joy Buzzards," Dan Hipp concludes his long-delayed Tokyopop series "Gyakushu!" online as he prepares to take on "Ben 10" in February.

Goldman Shows "Red Light Properties"

Tue, January 12th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

The artist behind acclaimed graphic novels "Shooting War" and "08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail," Dan Goldman returns to webcomics with a brand new serialized story that appears every Tuesday on