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

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Veitch's Tour of Duty With The "Unknown Soldier"

Wed, June 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with comics veteran Rick Veitch who gave us an exclusive inside look at the process involved with illustrating the standalone story in "Unknown Soldier" #21, on sale today.

Meredith Gran Bakes An "Octopus Pie"

Tue, June 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Webcomics mainstay Meredith Gran spoke with CBR News about her new collection, "Octopus Pie: There Are No Stars in Brooklyn," which has just been published by Random House's Villard Books imprint.

Schreiber Knocks the "Power Out"

Thu, June 24th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News talks with the Xeric Grant winner and Eisner Nominee Nathan Schreiber about his serialized webcomic "Power Out," the act-i-vate anthology and what will happen if he wins the Eisner for Best Digital Comic.

Kelso Tells "Artichoke Tales"

Tue, June 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Award winning cartoonist Megan Kelso spoke with CBR News about her newly released, decade-in-the-making project, "Artichoke Tales," her experiences creating "Watergate Sue" with the "New York Times" and much more.

The Return of Humanoids

Mon, June 21st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Humanoids Editor in Chief Bob Silva spoke with CBR News about the return of the publisher to the pages of Previews and shared an inside look at what titles are on the stands this month and further down the line.

Lee and Richards Raise Jane Austen's Undead

Fri, June 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Tony Lee and artist Cliff Richards spoke with CBR News about what went into their bestselling graphic novel adaptation of the unexpected literary hit "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."

Campbell and White Discuss "The Playwright"

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Longtime collaborators Eddie Campbell and Daren White spoke with CBR News about their latest collaboration out now from from Top Shelf, "The Playwright," and hint at what's in their futures.

Horrocks Returns to "Hicksville"

Tue, May 18th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with cartoonist Dylan Horrocks about his first - and now classic - graphic novel "Hicksville," a love letter to comics now available in a new edition from Drawn and Quarterly, his webcomics and more.

Drawing Noir with Shawn Martinbrough

Mon, May 3rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The artist of “Luke Cage Noir” and “Detective Comics” talks to CBR about his recent book, “How To Draw Noir Comics,” and takes us through the process of setting Luke Cage in 1920s Harlem.

Interrogating First Second’s “City of Spies”

Thu, April 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Playwrights Laurence Klavan and Susan Kim and artist Pascal Dizin talk to CBR News about their debut graphic novel “City of Spies,” out now from First Second Books.

Catching Up With Jeff Smith

Fri, April 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with Jeff Smith about his current opus, "Rasl," which just saw it's latest collection - "The Fire of St. George" - released, his last "Bone" graphic novel, future "Bone" projects and more.

Matt Kindt: Superspy

Thu, April 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Kindt, the cartoonist behind "Super Spy: Lost Dossiers," spoke with CBR News about the new graphic novel, his philosophy on book design working with story, his upcoming Vertigo graphic novel "Revolver" and more.

MoCCA Festival 2010 Report

Thu, April 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Alex Dueben filed his report for the 2010 MoCCA festival that was held last week in New York City, featuring a panel headlined by Pope, Miller, Baker, Haspiel and Hernandez, a Scandinavian artist invasion and more.

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.