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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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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.

Kurtz & Adams Throwdown at the North Pole

Tue, December 15th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

This holiday season may end up seeing the biggest "PvP" Christmas storyline ever as the strip's creator, Scott Kurtz, is joined by comic book legend Neal Adams to present the latest battle in the Kringus vs. Santa Claus war.

Bradford and Hall's Lucky "Robot 13"

Mon, December 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with creators Daniel Bradford and Thomas Hall about their self-published mini-series "Robot 13," the influence of Mike Mignola on their work, mixing sci-fi elements with Greek mythology and more.

David Small Is In "Stitches"

Fri, December 4th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning veteran childrens book writer and illustrator David Small spoke with CBR News about his memoir and debut graphic novel "Stitches," which has been widely acclaimed as one of the best books of the year.

Jamaica Dyer's "Weird Fishes"

Mon, November 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed webcomic creator talks to CBR News about the collection of her strip, "Weird Fishes," available now from Slave Labor Graphics, translating her work from the web to print, future projects, and more.

Peter Kuper's "Diario de Oaxaca"

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

CBR News speaks with the acclaimed cartoonist about his new book "Diario de Oaxaca" from PM Press, in which he documents his and his family's year-long sabbatical South of the border, his return to New York City, and more.

Matt Phelan Captures A "Storm in the Barn"

Thu, November 5th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning illustrator Matt Phelan talks with CBR News about his debut graphic novel, a tall tale about a young boy growing up in Kansas during the days of the Dust Bowl.

"X-Men: Misfits" Takes Mutants In A Manga Direction

Thu, October 29th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonists Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier talk with CBR News about the unique challenges they faced in adapting Marvel's mutant heroes for Del Rey's manga line.

Tony Lee Enters Sherwood Forest

Thu, October 29th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Tony Lee's latest project features a new take on a classic literary character in "Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood." CBR News spoke with the writer about how the project came to be, it's unique challenges and rewards, and more.

Eddie Campbell's New Pants

Fri, October 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Award winning cartoonist behind "From Hell" and "Bacchus" talks about the new omnibus collection of his Alec stories, "Alec: The Years Have Pants," which hits stores later this month courtesy of Top Shelf

Nick Bertozzi Talks "Stuffed!"

Wed, October 14th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed writer/artist, Nick Bertozzi, talks with CBR News about his new graphic novel, "Stuffed!," his upcoming Lewis and Clark historical fiction comic, his contributions to "The ACT-I-VATE Primer," "Strange Tales," and more.

Glenn Eichler Gets "Stuffed!"

Fri, October 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Glenn Eichler, an award winning writer on "The Colbert Report," speaks with CBR News about his new graphic novel about family, race and repatriation, "Stuffed!," featuring artwork by Nick Bertozzi.

Patrick McDonnell on "Mutts", Childrens Books & More

Tue, September 29th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Reuben and Harvey Award winning cartoonist of "Mutts" talks with CBR News about his work habits, his favorite comics and his new childrens book, "Wag!"

Danica Novgorodoff talks “Refresh, Refresh”

Fri, September 25th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Fresh off her Eisner Award nominated debut graphic novel, “Slow Storm,” Danica Novgorodoff speaks with CBR News about her new graphic novel from First Second Books, "Refresh, Refresh."

Kevin C. Pyle's Stray Cats & Superheroes

Fri, September 18th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

"World War 3" and "Blindspot" writer-artist Kevin C. Pyle talks to CBR News about his transition from art galleries to comics shelves, as well as his new Henry Holt graphic novel “Katman” and its many Eastern influences.

Richard Sala Talks “Cat Burglar Black”

Wed, September 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning cartoonist Richard Sala talks to CBR News about his newest project from First Second books, "Cat Burglar Black," about a young orphan who happens to be a master thief.

Cloonan & Cho Talk "K.G.B."

Thu, September 10th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

Nineties nostalgia and Korean rap collide in "K.G.B.," a new webcomic by Eisner winner Becky Cloonan and cartoonist Hwan Cho, who talked to CBR News about the epic story of the Korean rap group K.G.B.

"A.D." Star Leo McGovern on Comics & Katrina

Sun, August 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

New Orleans' Leo McGovern talks to CBR about Hurricane Katrina, losing all but one of his thousands of comic books, being depicted in Josh Neufeld’s “A.D.” graphic novel, and returning to New Orleans after the deluge.

Smith Magazine on Katrina & Harvey Pekar

Sat, August 29th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

Larry Smith and Jeff Newelt of Smith Magazine talk to CBR about Josh Neufeld’s New Orleans book "A.D.", the role that comics play at the magazine, and their new ongoing project with Harvey Pekar.