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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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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.

Barnes and Southworth are "Not Invented Here"

Thu, March 4th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

Veteran webcartoonists Bill Barnes and Paul Southworth took some time and spoke with CBR News about turning their creative sites on the software industry in their new collaborative webcomic "Not Invented Here."

Comeau and Horne Create "A Softer World"

Tue, March 2nd, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

Writer Joey Comeau and photographer Emily Horne spoke with CBR News about about the origins, future and creative process behind their long-running webcomic "A Softer World" and it's upcoming second print collection.

Jake Parker: From "Flight" to "Missile Mouse"

Fri, February 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist and animator Jake Parker spoke with CBR News about his new graphic novel from Scholastic featuring his childhood creation, Missile Mouse, and his day job as an animation artist at Blue Sky Studios.

Foglio on His Award-Winning "Genius"

Thu, February 25th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

Phil Foglio, the artist and co-writer of the Hugo Award-winning "Girl Genius," spoke with CBR about being halfway through the epic steampunk story and gives the acceptance speech he would have delivered at Worldcon.

Ben Towle Illustrates "Amelia Earhart"

Tue, February 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Ben Towle spoke with CBR about working with writer Sarah Stewart Taylor on their new biographical graphic novel of America's most famous aviatrix from the Center for Cartoon Studies, "Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean."

Raina Telgemeier Opens Up About “Smile”

Fri, February 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist behind the "Baby-sitters Club" graphic novels and the X-Men manga talks about her new full-color look at her adolescent dental drama "Smile," in stores now from Scholastic's Graphix imprint.

Kibuishi's "Copper" Finds a Home in Print

Wed, February 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Kazu Kibuishi spoke with CBR News about the new print edition of his webcomic "Copper" as well as his Scholastic graphic novel series "Amulet" and some details about the next "Flight" anthology.

Matt Maxwell Travels the "Strangeways"

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

The writer of ROBOT 6's ongoing webcomic "Strangeways," Matt Maxwell talked with CBR News about the tradition of weird westerns, werewolves, online serialization and what he has planned for his next project.

Seibel Illustrates Harvey Pekar

Thu, January 21st, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

One of the key artists involved in "Smith Magazine's" online "Pekar Project," Tara Seibel spoke with CBR about breaking into comics from the graphic design field, life in Cleveland, the softer side of Harvey Pekar and much more.

Harvey Pekar On "The Pekar Project"

Thu, January 14th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

Straight out of Cleveland, legendary comics scribe Harvey Pekar spoke with CBR News about "The Pekar Project," his many other upcoming projects and watching people eat old twinkie filling with Anthony Bourdain.

O'Connor Introduces "The Olympians"

Thu, January 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer/artist behind the new series of graphic novels from First Second Books, George O'Connor talked with CBR about "The Olympians" and provided a look at his designs and approach to the characters and the series.

Dan Hipp Unleashes "Gyakushu!" on the Web

Thu, January 14th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

The acclaimed artist behind Image Comics' "The Amazing Joy Buzzards," Dan Hipp concludes his long-delayed Tokyopop series "Gyakushu!" online as he prepares to take on "Ben 10" in February.

Goldman Shows "Red Light Properties"

Tue, January 12th, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

The artist behind acclaimed graphic novels "Shooting War" and "08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail," Dan Goldman returns to webcomics with a brand new serialized story that appears every Tuesday on

Indy Comic Book Week's "One Night Stand"

Wed, December 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

David Hopkins, the writer behind the Indy Comic Book Week release "One Night Stand," talked with CBR News about filling the void for comics fans in this, a week without new comics from Diamond Distributors.

John Allison’s "Bad Machinery"

Mon, December 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Longtime web cartoonist John Allison talks about ending his long-running strip “Scary Go Round” and his new ongoing project “Bad Machinery,” featuring the unusual adventures of schoolchildren and footballers.

Child’s Play: Where Gamers Give Back

Thu, December 24th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

Child's Play's Kristin Lindsay talks about the charity that started as a toy drive for a single hospital and has grown into an international annual event showing that when gamers give back, it makes a huge difference.

Alex De Campi Celebrates "Valentine"

Tue, December 15th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Eisner Award nominated writer of "Smoke" returns to comics with "Valentine," an all-new historical fiction adventure debuting today in thirteen languages and on a wide variety of e-reader devices.