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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: 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.

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.