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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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Beranek & Crawford Look for "Validation"

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

Christian Beranek & Kelci Crawford tell CBR about their webcomic "Validation," which explores the life and struggles of a transgender fan girl.

Batiuk's All-Star Team Brings "Funky Winkerbean's" Starbuck Jones to Life

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Aided by notable comic book luminaries, "Funky Winkerbean's" Tom Batiuk explores the art of collecting and Silver Age comics in a new storyline.

Jeffrey Brown Bids Darth Vader "Goodnight"

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Jeffrey Brown tells CBR about going from "Goodnight, Darth Vader" to "Kids Are Weird" to "Jedi Academy" to "Change-Bots."

"It Never Happened Again" to Sam Alden

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Sam Alden talks about the stories contained in his new release, and what music artist Drake had to do with its title, "It Never Happened Again."

Legendary "Uncle Scrooge" Artist Rosa Builds a Library in Duckburg

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning cartoonist Don Rosa discusses his Fantagraphics' prestige series, the unofficial "Uncle Scrooge" soundtrack, and the strangeness of his career.

Plourde & Michaels Explain "How i Made the World"

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Liz Plourde and Randy Michaels discuss their semi-autobiographical comic, and what receiving one of the final Xeric Grants means.

Hayley Campbell Explores "The Art of Neil Gaiman"

Wed, June 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Hayley Campbell reveals what writing about Neil Gaiman entailed, how she got into comics journalism and her contributions to "From Hell Companion."

Lees & Laurie Explore Scottish Horror in "And Then Emily Was Gone"

Tue, June 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Creators John Lees and Iain Laurie explore the haunted isles of Scotland in their supernatural thriller "And Then Emily Was Gone."

LIVING LEGEND: Why You Should Know the Work of Russ Heath

Mon, June 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR explains exactly why Russ Heath was recently honored with the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award.

Gabrielle Bell Proves "Truth is Fragmentary"

Fri, June 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Gabrielle Bell talks about her new book of diaries and travelogues, collaborating on "Siberia," fiction versus memoir and more.

Weir, DeFilippis & Kirsch Visit LA's Underbelly in "Lost and Found"

Thu, June 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis are joined by artist T.J. Kirsch in their return to Los Angeles with the latest Amy Devlin mystery graphic novel.

Nolan Explores "Astro City" and the "Sunshine State"

Tue, June 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Graham Nolan discusses his "Astro City" fill-in, working on "Joe Frankenstein" with Chuck Dixon and moving "Sunshine State" to GoComics.

Quinones Makes Magic with Black Canary & Zatanna in "Bloodspell"

Thu, May 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Wednesday Comics" artist Joe Quinones talks to CBR about his first full-length graphic novel, DC's "Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell" with Paul Dini.

Stechschulte Turns Pro with "Weird" Horror/Comedy "The Amateurs"

Fri, May 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Conor Stechschulte tells CBR about his darkly comedic graphic novella debut which tells the scary-funny story of two butchers with amnesia.

David Mack Celebrates 20th Anniversary with "Kabuki's" Return

Thu, May 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

David Mack discusses the 20th Anniversary of "Kabuki," returning to the series and what fans can expect from the first Kabuki story since 2007.

Gravett Discovers Forgotten Comic History for "Comics Unmasked"

Thu, May 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Noted writer and curator Paul Gravett talks about his new book and curating "Comics Unmasked," the biggest exhibition about British Comics to date.

Kuper & Tobocman Celebrate "World War 3 Illustrated"

Wed, May 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"World War 3 Illustrated" founders Peter Kuper and Seth Tobocman discuss the new book celebrating the 35th anniversary of the political anthology.

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.