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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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Jason Thibault Conquers the Web with Optimum Wound

Tue, December 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The founder of one of the hottest comics companies online talks about maintaining a web presence, the difficulty turning online popularity into book sales, and struggling to find time to draw.

Mia Kirshner Declares: "I Live Here"

Fri, December 12th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The Award-winning star of "The L Word" and "Exotica" talks to CBR News about her love of comics, working with Joe Sacco, and "I Live Here," the passion project seven years in the making now out from Pantheon.

Scott Christian Sava Talks "Dreamland Chronicles"

Wed, December 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Scott Christian Sava talks about his relationship with IDW Publishing and its push into bookstores, how his background in animation has helped his comics career, and the joys of "The Dreamland Chronicles."

Amy Reeder Hadley Talks "Madame Xanadu"

Mon, November 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The artist behind Vertigo’s hot new series "Madame Xanadu," Amy Reeder Hadley goes in-depth about working with writer Matt Wagner, her love of manga, and provides an exclusive look at issue #6 with guest star Death.

Thieves Like Us: Clugston on Blue Monday

Fri, November 21st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Chynna Clugston talks to CBR about her return to everyone’s favorite teenage troublemakers in "Blue Monday: Thieves Like Us." We also get updates on "Strangetown" and "Brains on Vacation."

Campbell on "Wet Moon" & "Water Baby"

Wed, November 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

After creating “Water Baby” for Minx and contributing to Vertigo’s “House of Mystery,” Ross Campbell returns to Oni Press and his acclaimed series “Wet Moon" with this month's "Drowned in Evil."

Naifeh Talks "Courtney Crumrin," "Good Neighbors"

Mon, November 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Ted Naifeh talks about "Courtney Crumrin and the Prince of Nowhere," working at Scholastic with Holly Black on "The Good Neighbors," and his (no longer) secret project.

P. Craig Russell on Sandman: Dream Hunters

Wed, November 12th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning artist and writer P. Craig Russell talks to CBR about "The Dream Hunters" and the other Neil Gaiman book he illustrated and adapted, "Coraline," his passion for adaptations and his love of opera.

Life After TOKYOPOP: Jen Lee Quick’s "Renascence"

Tue, November 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With her highly acclaimed TOKYOPOP series "Off*Beat" on indefinite hiatus, one cartoonist turns to self-publishing for her new genre-bending project. Jen Lee Quick talks to CBR about "Renascence."

Norm Feuti Turns Retail Experience Into Comics Gold

Thu, October 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

After years of working in retail, cartoonist Norm Feuti has turned his experience -- funny and sad, bizarre and pathetic -- into the newspaper and webcomics strip "Retail."

Hilary Price knows what Rhymes with Orange

Fri, October 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The Reuben Award-winning cartoonist of "Rhymes with Orange," Hilary Price talks to CBR about the daily grind of newspaper comics, the inspiration of her pets and killing Santa just in time for the holidays.

Misery Loves Chris Eliopoulos

Fri, October 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Letterer Extraordinaire and the cartoonist behind “Desperate Times” and "Franklin Richards" talks to CBR about his autobiographical comic strip "Misery Loves Sherman," chronicling a dysfunctional family and two aliens.

Graham Nolan on Returning to Comics

Thu, October 9th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary Batman artist Graham Nolan talks to CBR about his career in newspaper strips with "Rex Morgan, M.D." and "The Phantom," and his long awaited return to superheroes.

Is Bill Griffith Having Fun Yet? Cartoonist talks "Zippy"

Mon, October 6th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Comics legend Bill Griffith talks about Zippy’s adventures in the daily newspaper (with side trips to Hollywood) and his own journey from Levittown to San Francisco to Connecticut.

Kathryn & Stuart Immonen talk "Moving Pictures"

Fri, September 26th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

When not saving the Marvel Universe in "Patsy Walker: Hellcat" and "Ultimate Spider-Man," the Immonens are collaborating on a weekly webcomic exploring World War II art theft.

Danielle Corsetto talks "Girls With Slingshots"

Wed, September 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Danielle Corsetto talks to CBR about her webcomic "Girls With Slingshots," the story of two girls, a bar and a talking cactus, as well as her in-progress graphic novel; Bat Boy; drinking contests; and the joys of Twitter.

Labyrinths and Monsters: Kibuishi talks "Amulet"

Thu, March 27th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Comics auteur Kazu Kibuishi talks with CBR NEws about his new graphic novel series from Scholastic, the soon-to-be-a-motion-picture "Amulet," as well as the future of "Flight," "Copper," and the influence of Jeff Smith on his work.

Jim Pascoe Explores "Undertown" at TOKYOPOP

Tue, March 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Jim Pascoe, writer of the hit TOKYOPOP series "Undertown," talks with CBR News about serializing the story in newspapers across the country and what fans can expect in volume two.

Antony Johnston talks "Dead Space," "Wasteland"

Mon, February 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Wasteland" writer Antony Johnston talks to CBR News about "Dead Space," his Ben Templesmith-illustrated prequel to the forthcoming Electronic Arts video game, and updates fans on "Texas Strangers" and more.

In-Depth with IDW Publisher Chris Ryall

Thu, January 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In this candid interview, IDW publisher and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall talks to CBR News about new projects and the company's biggest year yet, and how they're planning to top that in 2008.