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

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THE LIGHTBOX: John Romita, Jr. on Collaboration, Character Creation & Design

Wed, March 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

John Romita, Jr. discusses collaborating with writers, the importance of establishing scenes, the best designs for superheroic characters and more.

Novgorodoff Explores "The Undertaking of Lily Chen"

Wed, March 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Danica Novgorodoff discusses "The Undertaking of Lily Chen," an OGN that explores the ancient concept of ghost brides in a contemporary setting.

THE LIGHTBOX: Brian Stelfreeze on the Uniqueness of "Day Men," Timelessness of Batman's Design

Tue, March 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Stelfreeze discusses the collaborative effort of "Day Men," redesigning the Crime Syndicate, race in comics, Batman's timelessness and more.

THE LIGHTBOX: Jae Lee Talks Process, Artistic Growth & "Batman/Superman"

Mon, March 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jae Lee kicks off THE LIGHTBOX with an exclusive look at his "Batman/Superman" cover process and the appeal of superheroes.

Carrie Vaughn and Her "Dreams of the Golden Age"

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed author Carrie Vaughn discusses her new novel "Dreams of the Golden Age," continuing the story of an accountant with superhero parents.

Chuck Dixon & Tim Truman Book A Return Flight with "Airboy"

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Chuck Dixon and Tim Truman recall their 1980s revival of "Airboy" ahead of its upcoming hardcover collections from IDW.

Mapping Out Isabel Greenberg's "The Encyclopedia of Early Earth"

Mon, February 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning cartoonist Isabel Greenberg talks about her first book, which catalogs the mythology and culture of an earlier, fictional Earth.

McGowan's "Hawaii" & "Voyager" Show the Beauty of Science, Exploration

Tue, February 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Xeric Award winner Jed McGowan discusses his wordless comics, releasing his work online and finding unlikely narratives in science fact.

Pyle & Cunningham Explain Why Everything is "Bad For You"

Tue, January 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kevin Pyle and Scott Cunningham discuss "Bad For You," which explores the war on fun which has been going on for centuries, against everything from comics to chess!

Michael DeForge Builds an "Ant Colony"

Mon, January 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Michael DeForge discusses life, work and his first full-length graphic novel, "Ant Colony."

Jim Woodring Gets Frank About "Fran"

Tue, January 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed cartoonist talks about his newest book which continues the adventures of Frank, his next project and the joy of creating disturbing oil paintings.

EXCLUSIVE: J. Bone Unveils "The Saviors" at Image

Thu, December 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

J. Bone speaks to CBR about "The Saviors," his horrific new alien invasion ongoing series with writer James Robinson from Image Comics.

20 Thoughts About "The Wes Anderson Collection"

Thu, December 26th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Film critic Matt Zoller Seitz has written one of the most-anticipated film books of the year: A heavily illustrated, detailed look at the work of Wes Anderson.

"Black is the Color" For Julia Gfrörer

Tue, December 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed artist Julia Gfrörer discusses her new book "Black is the Color" from Fantagraphics, dark stories and the supernatural, and more.

Henderson Depicts the Eternal Struggle of Man vs Bear in "Scene But Not Heard"

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Sam Henderson talks about the long-awaited collection of "Scene But Not Heard," the joy of wordless comics, "Magic Whistle" and more

Xeric Award-Winner Max Badger Builds an "Oak"

Thu, December 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Xeric Grant-winning cartoonist Max Badger talks to CBR News about the upcoming "Oak," its hardcover collection and his new webcomic "Sociopomp."

"FreakAngels'" Paul Duffield Debuts “The Firelight Isle”

Wed, December 11th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Acclaimed "FreakAngels" artist Paul Duffield returns with a longform Miyazaki & Le Guin-inspired fantasy webcomic that he will write and draw.

Deconstructing "The Art of Rube Goldberg"

Wed, December 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jennifer George discusses the new collection of her grandfather Rube Goldberg's art, a cartoonist so great his name became an adjective.

Box Brown Shares the Legend of "Andre the Giant"

Thu, December 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist and publisher of Retrofit Comics talks about "Andre the Giant: Life and Legend," an OGN which tells the story of the late wrestling icon.

"Desmond Puckett's" Tatulli on Monsters, Monster-Makers & More

Tue, December 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist behind the award-winning "Lio," Mark Tatulli discusses "Desmond Puckett," a book about a monster-making middle schooler.