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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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CCI: Mat Broome Goes "Defcon 2055"

Thu, July 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Mat Broome spoke with CBR News, discussing the unique process and challenges in developing his new combination comics and animation project "Defcon 2055: Patient Zero."

Exploring The Afterlife In TenNapel's "Ghostopolis"

Tue, July 20th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Doug TenNapel, the creator of Earthworm Jim, "Creature Tech" and more, spoke with CBR News about his new graphic novel, "Ghostopolis," which explores an afterlife unlike any readers have seen before.

Busiek Enlists The Silver Agent

Tue, July 13th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with Kurt Busiek about one of the great heroes of "Astro City's" storied history, the Silver Agent, whose solo miniseries debuts today from Wildstorm. Plus an exclusive look at the first issue!

Porcellino Crafts A "Map of My Heart"

Mon, July 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The man behind the long-running minicomic "King Cat Comics and Stories," John Porcellino spoke with CBR about his new Drawn and Quarterly published collection, Zen Buddhism, Henry David Thoreau and life on tour.

Nantier Talks Smurfs, Rick Geary And More

Fri, July 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

NBM publisher Terry Nantier spoke with CBR News about the company's upcoming plans involving The Smurfs and Disney Fairies, Rick Geary and Nicolas de Crecy, classic comic reprints and much, much more.

Steve Bissette, Part 2: Of Hypernauts and Tyrants

Wed, July 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In the second of our two part interview, Steve Bissette discussed "Tales of the Uncanny - N-Man & Friends: A Naut Comics History Vol. 1," spilled a little about the future of "Tyrant" and more.

Steve Bissette, Part 1: To "1963" And Beyond

Fri, July 2nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In the first of an extensive two part interview, Steve Bissette spoke with CBR about "1963," what went wrong and why we'll never see it reprinted, what led to his retirement and return to comics and much more.

The Spotlight Is On Jules Feiffer

Thu, July 1st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with legendary cartoonist, critic, playwright, screenwriter, illustrator, childrens book author and novelist Jules Feiffer about his long career and his new memoir, "Backing Into Forward."

Veitch's Tour of Duty With The "Unknown Soldier"

Wed, June 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with comics veteran Rick Veitch who gave us an exclusive inside look at the process involved with illustrating the standalone story in "Unknown Soldier" #21, on sale today.

Meredith Gran Bakes An "Octopus Pie"

Tue, June 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Webcomics mainstay Meredith Gran spoke with CBR News about her new collection, "Octopus Pie: There Are No Stars in Brooklyn," which has just been published by Random House's Villard Books imprint.

Schreiber Knocks the "Power Out"

Thu, June 24th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News talks with the Xeric Grant winner and Eisner Nominee Nathan Schreiber about his serialized webcomic "Power Out," the act-i-vate anthology and what will happen if he wins the Eisner for Best Digital Comic.

Kelso Tells "Artichoke Tales"

Tue, June 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Award winning cartoonist Megan Kelso spoke with CBR News about her newly released, decade-in-the-making project, "Artichoke Tales," her experiences creating "Watergate Sue" with the "New York Times" and much more.

The Return of Humanoids

Mon, June 21st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Humanoids Editor in Chief Bob Silva spoke with CBR News about the return of the publisher to the pages of Previews and shared an inside look at what titles are on the stands this month and further down the line.

Lee and Richards Raise Jane Austen's Undead

Fri, June 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Tony Lee and artist Cliff Richards spoke with CBR News about what went into their bestselling graphic novel adaptation of the unexpected literary hit "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."

Campbell and White Discuss "The Playwright"

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Longtime collaborators Eddie Campbell and Daren White spoke with CBR News about their latest collaboration out now from from Top Shelf, "The Playwright," and hint at what's in their futures.

Horrocks Returns to "Hicksville"

Tue, May 18th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with cartoonist Dylan Horrocks about his first - and now classic - graphic novel "Hicksville," a love letter to comics now available in a new edition from Drawn and Quarterly, his webcomics and more.

Drawing Noir with Shawn Martinbrough

Mon, May 3rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The artist of “Luke Cage Noir” and “Detective Comics” talks to CBR about his recent book, “How To Draw Noir Comics,” and takes us through the process of setting Luke Cage in 1920s Harlem.

Interrogating First Second’s “City of Spies”

Thu, April 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Playwrights Laurence Klavan and Susan Kim and artist Pascal Dizin talk to CBR News about their debut graphic novel “City of Spies,” out now from First Second Books.

Catching Up With Jeff Smith

Fri, April 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with Jeff Smith about his current opus, "Rasl," which just saw it's latest collection - "The Fire of St. George" - released, his last "Bone" graphic novel, future "Bone" projects and more.

Matt Kindt: Superspy

Thu, April 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Kindt, the cartoonist behind "Super Spy: Lost Dossiers," spoke with CBR News about the new graphic novel, his philosophy on book design working with story, his upcoming Vertigo graphic novel "Revolver" and more.