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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Reinhard Kleist Stings Like a Bee in "The Boxer"

Tue, May 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed German cartoonist Kleist ("Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness") tells the story of Holocaust survivor and boxer Hertzko "Harry" Haft.

Johnston & Mitten Lay "Wasteland" to Rest

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Antony Johnston welcomes back co-creator Christopher Mitten for the final arc of "Wasteland," and the duo discuss concluding their longrunning Oni series.

"Family Ties" Puts a Shakespearean Spin on Alaskan Crime

Fri, May 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Eric Hobbs & Noel Tuazon reimagine "King Lear" as an Alaskan crime empire breaks apart in a story that deals with aging, dementia, greed and violence.

Sickman-Garner Returns to "Hey, Mister" with "Highwater Pants"

Thu, May 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning cartoonist tells CBR about "Come Hell or Highwater Pants," the new volume of his "Hey, Mister" humor book, his first comic in fourteen years.

Mariko and Jillian Tamaki Tell the Story of "This One Summer"

Wed, May 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki re-team for their first collaboration since "Skim" to tell a coming of age story in "This One Summer."

Don Hertzfeldt Documents "The End of the World"

Thu, May 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The animator discusses his first graphic novel, which began years ago in the pages of "Flight" and grew from there, one Post-it note panel at a time.

Richard Thompson Annotates "The Complete Cul de Sac"

Mon, April 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary cartoonist talks about the new collection of his comic strip, his art exhibition with Bill Waterson, and "The Art of Richard Thompson."

Stefano Raffaele Discovers A Different Kind of Zombie Romance in "Loving Dead"

Thu, April 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Stefano Raffaele talks about his zombie comic, the multiple books he's drawing for European publishers and why he left American comics.

Gownley Follows Up "Amelia Rules" with "The Dumbest Idea Ever!"

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist behind "Amelia Rules" talks about his new book, a graphic memoir that tells the story of why he became a cartoonist

Cartoonist Jesse Lonergan Is An "All Star"

Thu, April 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist behind "Joe and Azat" talks about his new book, "All Star," his love of baseball, small town life and the idea of fairness

ECCC: Jason Aaron Reveals His Secret Origins

Tue, April 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fan-favorite writer Jason Aaron talks about his work on "Thor: God of Thunder, humor, atheism, and his new Image Comics series "Southern Bastards."

ECCC: Dark Horse Builds Characters - Project Black Sky

Tue, April 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The creators behind Dark Horse Comics superhero line gathered to discuss the challenges and rewards of crafting a superhero world from the ground up.

ECCC: Oni Press Teases 2014, Looks to 2015

Tue, April 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Oni Press editors and creators, including Cullen Bunn, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Greg Rucka, gathered to discuss the publisher's upcoming projects.

ECCC: Comics Writers on Writing Comics

Tue, April 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Parker, Eric Stephenson, Antony Johnston and Jay Faerber shared their techniques and approaches to comics writing.

ECCC: Fantagraphics Forecasts the Future of Misfit Lit

Mon, March 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gary Groth, Eric Reynolds and Kristy Valenti of Fantagraphics Books talk about the future of the legendary publisher with "The Stranger’s" Paul Constant.

Bunn, Jones & Filardi Reunite for a Bloody Good Time in "Brides of Helheim"

Thu, March 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn, Joëlle Jones and Nick Filardi discuss their upcoming, blood-soaked "Brides of Helheim," and share an exclusive preview.

EXCLUSIVE: Bunn & Churilla Stage a "Hellbreak" in 2014

Tue, March 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn and Brian Churilla spoke exclusively with CBR about joining forces on "Hellbreak," their new supernatural action ongoing series.

Gary Reed Reloads Caliber Comics

Tue, March 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Founder Gary Reed talks to CBR about reviving of the legendary publishing company, its first two releases and what made this the time for Caliber's return.

Obomsawin Reflects on "On Loving Women"

Tue, March 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Diane Obomsawin talks about "On Loving Women," a collection of stories about that first moment -- conscious or unconscious -- of attraction to another woman.

THE LIGHTBOX: Bryan Hitch Talks Storytelling, Writing for Himself & Disliking Drawing

Thu, March 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Real Heroes" creator Bryan Hitch discusses his story-first approach, designing for "Star Trek" & "Doctor Who" and his latest challenge -- writing for himself.