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

Articles By Alex Dueben

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"A.D.’s" Josh Neufeld on New Orleans After Katrina

Fri, August 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

On the 4th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, cartoonist Josh Neufeld talks to CBR about his new nonfiction graphic novel “A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge,” just out from Pantheon Books.

Jonathan Rosenberg’s Infinite Typewriters

Wed, August 26th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

The cartoonist behind “Goats,” Jonathan Rosenberg talks to CBR about working more than a decade in the webcomics trenches and the new editions of his strip coming out through Del Rey books.

Renee Lott on "Festering Romance"

Fri, August 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Renee Lott talks about how she got into the comics industry and how she got her first big break at Oni Press with the original graphic novel "Festering Romance," available now.

Joëlle Jones Knows Why “You Have Killed Me”

Thu, July 9th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The artist of the new hardcover graphic novel from Oni Press talks about working with writer Jamie S. Rich, drawing in bars, and the only one of her three upcoming projects that she’s allowed to talk about.

Jamie S. Rich Knows Why “You Have Killed Me”

Mon, July 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Veteran writer and editor Jamie S. Rich talks to CBR about his new Oni Press graphc novel, working with artist Joëlle Jones, and why writing a mystery isn’t that much of a departure for him.

Editing the Best of Simon & Kirby

Wed, July 1st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Industry veteran Steve Saffel talks to CBR about editing the legendary Joe Simon and assembling a new collection of one of comic’s greatest teams, "The Best of Simon & Kirby," now out from Titan Books.

Joan Hilty Talks "Bitter Girl"

Fri, June 19th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics editor Joan Hilty talks to CBR about her other job: producing the weekly comic strip "Bitter Girl," the challenges in the media landscape, and the ways that imagination sometimes lags behind real life.

Arnold Pander Talks "Tasty Bullet"

Tue, June 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The writer-artist (and one half of the Pander Bros.) Arnold Pander presents a new vision of the future that’s manga-influenced and heavily caffeinated in "Tasty Bullet" from Image Comics. We spoke with him about the book.

Kevin Cannon Talks "T-Minus" & "Far Arden"

Tue, June 9th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/Artist Kevin Cannon talks to CBR about collaborating with Zander Cannon on the just released “T-Minus,” about the space race, and striking out on his own with the 288-hour graphic novel “Far Arden” from Top Shelf.

Yang & Kim Team Up on “The Eternal Smile

Thu, June 4th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Two of comics' most acclaimed and award-winning creators team-up on a new collection of stories from First Second Books. CBR sat down with Derek Kirk Kim & Gene Luen Yang to talk about "The Eternal Smile."

Writer Will Murray on the History of Pulp

Mon, May 18th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Pulp author and historian Will Murray talks to CBR about new reprints from Sanctum Books, how “The Whisperer” is Commissioner Gordon and actor James Cagney, the new Lester Dent novel and much more.

Star Trek: The CBR Review

Fri, May 8th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

CBR brings you another look at J.J. Abrams' re-launch of the Star Trek franchise. Alex Dueben gives the film high marks for acting and says it offers something special to longtime Star Trek fans: a good Star Trek movie.

In-Depth with Mark Schultz

Thu, May 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The veteran writer and illustrator talks to CBR about his new projects, returning to "Xenozoic Tales," writing Namor and Prince Valiant, the influence of Al Williamson, and rethinking his artistic approach from the ground up.

David Malki! Talks "Wondermark"

Tue, May 5th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

With a new Dark Horse collection just released, the Eisner-nominated cartoonist behind the webcomic "Wondermark" talks to CBR about his love of 19th Century illustration, his fans, and what it takes to create an electric jolly.

Bechdel on the Essential Dykes To Watch Out For

Thu, April 9th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Award winning cartoonist of "Fun Home," Alison Bechdel talks to CBR about the collection of her long-running comics strip,"Dykes To Watch Out For," and her upcoming memoir and other projects.

A Look at the First New England Webcomics Weekend

Mon, March 30th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

Webcartoonists and fans descended on Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley for the premiere webcomics convention to talk comics, buy t-shirts and meet people known only through the web in person.

Koren Shadmi: In The Flesh

Tue, March 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

New York-based Israeli cartoonist and illustrator Koren Shadmi talks about his new book, "In The Flesh," its surrealist imagery, playing with comic book conventions, and just how realistic his book really is.

Who Knows Why "Anders Loves Maria?" Rene Engström

Fri, March 20th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

Swedish cartoonist Rene Engström talks to CBR about her webcomic “Anders Loves Maria,” how an ongoing story changes in the telling, and the meaning of the word "bork."

Barbara Hambly on the Legend of Anne Steelyard

Wed, March 18th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind the new graphic novel “Anne Steelyard and the Garden of Emptiness: An Honorary Man” from Penny-Farthing Press talks about her first comics project, historical writing and the inspiration Gertrude Bell.

Zander Cannon talks Top Ten, T-Minus & Transformers

Thu, March 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Zander Cannon talks to CBR about writing "Top Ten Season 2," illustrating nonfiction in “The Stuff of Life” and “T-Minus,” and drops a hint about his upcoming Transformers book from IDW.