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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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Spotlight on Herb Trimpe

Mon, February 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Staton on Ayn Rand, Archie and Dick Tracy

Thu, February 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Isaacs Conjures "Magus"

Wed, February 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"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.

"Oh, Brother!," it's Jay Stephens

Fri, February 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

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."

Siegel on "Sailor Twain"

Wed, February 2nd, 2011 | Category: Digital Comics

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.

Moen and Parker Talk "Bucko"

Wed, February 2nd, 2011 | Category: Digital Comics

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.

Oleksyk Watches "Ivy" Grow

Mon, January 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

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."

The "Evolution" of Jay Hosler

Mon, January 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Living Like A (Tony) Millionaire

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Brown's Incredible Change-Bots Return

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Aragones Celebrates Five Decades of “Mad”-ness

Wed, January 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Peter S. Beagle Revisits "The Last Unicorn"

Tue, January 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with legendary fantasy writer Peter S. Beagle about IDW Publishing's "The Last Unicorn" comic series, the impending Blu-ray release of the classic film adaptation and being too busy to die.

Matz & Jacamon Envision Future War in "Cyclops"

Tue, January 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"The Killer" team of writer Matz and artist Luc Jacamon return with a new science fiction series about the future of warfare in a new series out from Archaia. CBR News spoke with them about "Cyclops."

Spotlight on Francoise Mouly

Thu, January 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Art Editor of "The New Yorker," Editorial Director of Toon Books and legendary publisher of "RAW," Francoise Mouly spoke with CBR about her storied career and what's next for her award-winning children's book imprint.

Strickler Kickstarts Comics

Mon, January 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

One of the comics industry game-changers of 2010 was the discovery of the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. Co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler spoke with CBR News about his company's mission and philosophy.

Farmer on "Special Exits"

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Underground comics creator Joyce Farmer returns to comics with a full-length original graphic novel about her parents' death and gave CBR News the details on the project thirteen years in the making.

Raicht Tells the "Stuff of Legend"

Wed, December 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Raicht, co-writer of the hit Th3rd World Studios comic "Stuff of Legend," spoke with CBR about the latest issue and what's to come in the acclaimed series, his work on "Raise the Dead II," "Infestation" and more.

Doucet Has A "New New York Diary"

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Julie Doucet spoke with CBR News about her return to the world of cartooning with "My New New York Diary," the graphic novel result of her recent film collaboration with filmmaker Michel Gondry.

Murphy Revisits "Hellblazer"

Tue, December 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Sean Murphy, the artist of "Joe the Barbarian," spoke with CBR about his return to John Constantine in "Hellblazer: City of Demons," the new edition of his creator-owned "Off Road" and the status of "Punk Rock Jesus."

Assembling "The Essential Superman Encyclopedia"

Fri, December 3rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Co-authors and comic book veterans Robert Greenberger and Martin Pasko spoke with CBR about Del Rey's definitive guide to the Man of Steel, and what it takes to tackle a project of this magnitude.