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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

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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

Indy Comic Book Week's "One Night Stand"

Wed, December 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

David Hopkins, the writer behind the Indy Comic Book Week release "One Night Stand," talked with CBR News about filling the void for comics fans in this, a week without new comics from Diamond Distributors.

John Allison’s "Bad Machinery"

Mon, December 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Longtime web cartoonist John Allison talks about ending his long-running strip “Scary Go Round” and his new ongoing project “Bad Machinery,” featuring the unusual adventures of schoolchildren and footballers.

Child’s Play: Where Gamers Give Back

Thu, December 24th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

Child's Play's Kristin Lindsay talks about the charity that started as a toy drive for a single hospital and has grown into an international annual event showing that when gamers give back, it makes a huge difference.

Alex De Campi Celebrates "Valentine"

Tue, December 15th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Eisner Award nominated writer of "Smoke" returns to comics with "Valentine," an all-new historical fiction adventure debuting today in thirteen languages and on a wide variety of e-reader devices.

Kurtz & Adams Throwdown at the North Pole

Tue, December 15th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

This holiday season may end up seeing the biggest "PvP" Christmas storyline ever as the strip's creator, Scott Kurtz, is joined by comic book legend Neal Adams to present the latest battle in the Kringus vs. Santa Claus war.

Bradford and Hall's Lucky "Robot 13"

Mon, December 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with creators Daniel Bradford and Thomas Hall about their self-published mini-series "Robot 13," the influence of Mike Mignola on their work, mixing sci-fi elements with Greek mythology and more.

David Small Is In "Stitches"

Fri, December 4th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning veteran childrens book writer and illustrator David Small spoke with CBR News about his memoir and debut graphic novel "Stitches," which has been widely acclaimed as one of the best books of the year.

Jamaica Dyer's "Weird Fishes"

Mon, November 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed webcomic creator talks to CBR News about the collection of her strip, "Weird Fishes," available now from Slave Labor Graphics, translating her work from the web to print, future projects, and more.

Peter Kuper's "Diario de Oaxaca"

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

CBR News speaks with the acclaimed cartoonist about his new book "Diario de Oaxaca" from PM Press, in which he documents his and his family's year-long sabbatical South of the border, his return to New York City, and more.

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