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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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.”

Jason Thibault Conquers the Web with Optimum Wound

Tue, December 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The founder of one of the hottest comics companies online talks about maintaining a web presence, the difficulty turning online popularity into book sales, and struggling to find time to draw.

Mia Kirshner Declares: "I Live Here"

Fri, December 12th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The Award-winning star of "The L Word" and "Exotica" talks to CBR News about her love of comics, working with Joe Sacco, and "I Live Here," the passion project seven years in the making now out from Pantheon.

Scott Christian Sava Talks "Dreamland Chronicles"

Wed, December 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Scott Christian Sava talks about his relationship with IDW Publishing and its push into bookstores, how his background in animation has helped his comics career, and the joys of "The Dreamland Chronicles."

Amy Reeder Hadley Talks "Madame Xanadu"

Mon, November 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The artist behind Vertigo’s hot new series "Madame Xanadu," Amy Reeder Hadley goes in-depth about working with writer Matt Wagner, her love of manga, and provides an exclusive look at issue #6 with guest star Death.

Thieves Like Us: Clugston on Blue Monday

Fri, November 21st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Chynna Clugston talks to CBR about her return to everyone’s favorite teenage troublemakers in "Blue Monday: Thieves Like Us." We also get updates on "Strangetown" and "Brains on Vacation."

Campbell on "Wet Moon" & "Water Baby"

Wed, November 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

After creating “Water Baby” for Minx and contributing to Vertigo’s “House of Mystery,” Ross Campbell returns to Oni Press and his acclaimed series “Wet Moon" with this month's "Drowned in Evil."

Naifeh Talks "Courtney Crumrin," "Good Neighbors"

Mon, November 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Ted Naifeh talks about "Courtney Crumrin and the Prince of Nowhere," working at Scholastic with Holly Black on "The Good Neighbors," and his (no longer) secret project.

P. Craig Russell on Sandman: Dream Hunters

Wed, November 12th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning artist and writer P. Craig Russell talks to CBR about "The Dream Hunters" and the other Neil Gaiman book he illustrated and adapted, "Coraline," his passion for adaptations and his love of opera.

Life After TOKYOPOP: Jen Lee Quick’s "Renascence"

Tue, November 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With her highly acclaimed TOKYOPOP series "Off*Beat" on indefinite hiatus, one cartoonist turns to self-publishing for her new genre-bending project. Jen Lee Quick talks to CBR about "Renascence."

Norm Feuti Turns Retail Experience Into Comics Gold

Thu, October 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

After years of working in retail, cartoonist Norm Feuti has turned his experience -- funny and sad, bizarre and pathetic -- into the newspaper and webcomics strip "Retail."

Hilary Price knows what Rhymes with Orange

Fri, October 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The Reuben Award-winning cartoonist of "Rhymes with Orange," Hilary Price talks to CBR about the daily grind of newspaper comics, the inspiration of her pets and killing Santa just in time for the holidays.

Misery Loves Chris Eliopoulos

Fri, October 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Letterer Extraordinaire and the cartoonist behind “Desperate Times” and "Franklin Richards" talks to CBR about his autobiographical comic strip "Misery Loves Sherman," chronicling a dysfunctional family and two aliens.

Graham Nolan on Returning to Comics

Thu, October 9th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary Batman artist Graham Nolan talks to CBR about his career in newspaper strips with "Rex Morgan, M.D." and "The Phantom," and his long awaited return to superheroes.