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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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NYCC: Greg Pak Has A "Vision Machine"

Thu, October 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Comic writer and independent filmmaker Greg Pak brings a new vision of the future to comics and NYCC with his Creators Commons licensed "Vision Machine." He spoke with CBR about the ambitious creator-owned series.

Ryan Sparks a "War of the independents"

Wed, October 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Dave Ryan spoke with CBR News about his long in development project, "War of the Independents," a self-funded series which embroils indie comics characters in their own universe-spanning, epic event.

Jerry Robinson: "Ambassador of Comics"

Tue, October 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Jerry Robinson started in comics as a teen, creating The Joker and Robin, and has done just about everything in every aspect of comics. The legendary cartoonist spoke with us about his career and his new biography.

Covering Adam Hughes

Thu, September 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed artist Adam Hughes spoke with CBR News about his recently published collection of DC Comics' covers, "Cover Run," his favorite character to draw, offered some insight into his artistic process and more.

Al Jaffee Talks About His "Mad Life"

Thu, September 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary Al Jaffee and the author of the new book, "Al Jaffee's Mad Life," Mary-Lou Weisman, spoke with CBR News about revisiting the artist's past, his views on life, awards and art and much more.

Remembering Al Williamson

Fri, September 24th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With his passing, Al Williamson left behind a legacy that will continue to live on well into the future. We spoke with Mark Schultz, George Lucas and others about their personal and professional memories of the artist.

More Than One Way to "Skin Horse"

Fri, September 17th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

Writer/artist Shaenon Garrity spoke with CBR about her webcomic "Skin Horse," her history on the web, working for Viz Media, financing projects with Kickstarter and her upcoming book "CLAMP in America."

Haspiel Visits "Cuba, My Revolution"

Wed, September 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Emmy winning artist Dead Haspiel spoke with CBR News about his latest Vertigo project, "Cuba, My Revolution," what it was like developing the story of his family friend and co-writer Inverna Lockpez and more.

12-Gauge Gives Comic Fans "25 to Life"

Wed, September 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with the creative team tasked with bringing Eriq la Salle's story of an experimental FBI unit partnered with hardened criminals in order to capture particularly vicious criminals to the comic page.

Faith Erin Hicks on "Band Camp," Wolverine & More

Wed, September 1st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks talks to CBR about “Brain Camp,” just out from First Second Books, as well as her Wolverine and Nextwave stories for Marvel Comics.

Oni Press' Roller Derby "Jam!"

Fri, August 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The editors and creators behind Oni Press' Roller Derby themed anthology "Jam!" spoke with CBR News about the book and it's origins, while sharing "Goon" creator Eric Powell's complete story from the book.

Gertler Reintroduces "Salimba"

Thu, August 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

About Comics publisher Nat Gertler discusses “Salimba,” a new collection of works from the late Steve Perry with art by Paul Chadwick and a new prose tale with illustrations by Steve Bissette.

Chrissie Zullo's "Cinderella" Story

Wed, August 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Up and coming artist Chrissie Zullo spoke with CBR about crafting covers for the just collected "Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love," being discovered at CCI and her first interior art gig in "Madame Xanadu" #26.

Hamaker Adds Color to "Bone"

Fri, August 20th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Hamaker spoke with CBR about coloring "Bone" after its original success in black and white, and the final volume of Jeff Smith’s epic, “Bone: Tall Tales,” which is available now from Scholastic.

The Many Comic Lives of Rina Piccolo

Wed, August 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with daily syndicated cartoonist, gag cartoonist, and now web cartoonist Rina Piccolo about her many strips and juggling her time between "Velia, Dear," "Tina's Groove," "Six Chix," and other outlets.

Sniegoski Tells "Bone: Tall Tales"

Tue, August 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Tom Sniegoski spoke with CBR about the joy, the honor and the terror of writing for Jeff Smith's "Bone" in the new "Tall Tales" comics, as well as the "Bone: Quest for the Spark" novels coming out next year

The "Abominable" Karl Kerschl

Mon, August 9th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

Karl Kerschl, the critically acclaimed artist and writer of "Wednesday Comics," "Teen Titans: Year One" and more spoke with CBR News about his Eisner-nominated webcomic "The Abominable Charles Christopher."

DeFilippis, Weir & Vieceli On "Avalon Chronicles"

Wed, July 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir spoke with us about their just-announced book from Oni Press, "All Saints Day," as well as their re-imagined "Once Upon A Blue Moon" with new artist, Emma Vieceli

CCI: Mat Broome Is CreatorSafe

Wed, July 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with designer and artist Mat Broome about his new online channel and social network, CreatorSafe, which will feature exclusive content from him and many others in comics, film, television and more.

CCI EXCLUSIVE: Joe Harris Gets "Spontaneous"

Tue, July 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Joe Harris ("Ghost Projekt") spoke with CBR News about "Spontaneous," his new Oni Press miniseries with artist Brett Weldele about one man's quest to prove spontaneous human combustion exists.