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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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.

NYCC: DC Digital

Mon, October 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' Jim Lee, Ron Perrazza and Hank Kanalz joined comiXology's David Steinberg at New York Comic Con to discuss the publisher's digital future, the way in which the comics industry is changing and more.

NYCC: Remembering Harvey Pekar

Tue, October 19th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

October 8 was the late Harvey Pekar's birthday and many of his collaborators gathered for a special panel during New York Comic Con to reminisce and recall stories about the late "American Splendor" writer.

Charles Burns is "X'ed Out"

Mon, October 18th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In his first major comics project since "Black Hole," Award-winning cartoonist Charles Burns tells a surreal full color story that borrows from Tintin, the punk era and more in the Pantheon published "X-ed Out."

NYCC: "Irredeemable" & "Incorruptible" Panel

Fri, October 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and Boom! Studios Chief Creative Officer Mark Waid looks back on Boom’s two premier superhero comics and teases what’s in store for the titles in the months and years to come.

NYCC: Oni Press Panel

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

Oni Press announced more “Hopeless Savages,” a new spy book from Antony Johnston, and what they described as their most ambitious book yet in Sunday's jam-packed panel at New York Comic Con.

In Depth with Mort Walker

Tue, October 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News visits the legendary cartoonist's studio to discuss his long career and Beetle Bailey’s 60th anniversary, the letters he gets from people and what he has in common with Beetle.

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.