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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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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.

Reeder On "Batwoman, "Madame Xanadu"

Mon, November 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Amy Reeder spoke with CBR about her work on the final issue of “Madame Xanadu” and launching “Batwoman” #0, which pairs her with J.H. Williams III. Both issues on sale now from DC Comics.

CBR's Webcomics Weekend 2 Report

Fri, November 19th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

Last weekend saw the second New England Webcomics Weekend take place and CBR News was there, checking out the various panels, meeting the creators and showing everyone who attended the event a good time.

Cohen and Dunlavey Cook Up "Dirt Candy"

Wed, November 17th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Ryan Dunlavey teams with chef Amanda Cohen of NYC's acclaimed Dirty Candy restaurant for a comic book cookbook. The pair spoke with CBR News about bringing food to the comic page.

Sarah Glidden on "How to Understand Israel"

Wed, November 3rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News talks with the creator of Vertigo's "How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less" about her experiences, the intersection of memoir and journalism and her upcoming trip to Iraq and Syria.

Jacobson & Colon Explore "Anne Frank"

Mon, November 1st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Comics veterans Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon take on the story of one of the Twentieth Century’s most enduring and tragic figures in their officially authorized biographical graphic novel, "Anne Frank."

Davis Is a Self-Made Woman

Fri, October 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Vanessa Davis spoke with CBR News about "Make Me a Woman," her new, critically acclaimed graphic novel on many people's shortlist for the year's best comics, Harvey Pekar, autobiographies and more.

Renee French Celebrates "H Day"

Fri, October 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed artist of "The Ticking" and "The Soap Lady" Renee French spoke with CBR News about her newest book, "H Day," just published by Picturebox, and her upcoming limited edition Slug Girl figure.

NYCC: Kurtz Talks Digital vs. Print

Mon, October 25th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

What was intended to be a debate between webcomics titan Scott Kurtz and legendary cartoonist Ted Rall about web versus print turned into a thoughtful discussion about the future of print media.