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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Pamfil's "Mishka and the Sea Devil" Capsizes NYCC

Tue, October 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Romanian cartoonist Xenia Pamfil discusses her debut graphic novel and drawing each chapter in a different style, creating a unique supernatural adventure.

Vanesa R. Del Rey Scores a "Hit," Crafts Horror in "The Empty Man

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The Russ Manning Award-nominated artist behind "Hit" and "The Empty Man" talks about her BOOM! work being spotlighted with a "Pen & Ink" volume.

Charles Burns Eats A "Sugar Skull"

Wed, October 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning cartoonist wraps up his unnamed trilogy by tackling death and living in the past with a conclusion that is as emotional as it is visually striking.

Curtis, Staton & "Dick Tracy" Solve the Abduction of "Little Orphan Annie"

Tue, September 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Curtis and Joe Staton discuss their plans for the long-running strip once Tracy brings the kidnapped Little Orphan Annie home again.

Brereton Celebrates 20 Years of Chilling Adventures with his "Nocturnals"

Fri, September 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Daniel Brereton talks about returning to his fan-favorite creations with "Nocturnals: Legend," and his hope for more from Eve, Gunwitch and the rest in 2015.

Gilbert Hernandez Discusses His "Bumperhead," First Eisner Win

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist talks about his new book's unique approach to depicting the passage of time and the most important part of winning his first Eisner Award.

Locked and Loaded with Marvel's All-New Young Guns

Wed, September 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR talks to Mahmud Asrar, Nick Bradshaw, David Marquez, Sara Pichelli, Valerio Schiti and Ryan Stegman about what it means to be Marvel's Young Guns.

Kelly Sue DeConnick Adapts "Barbarella," Visits "Bitch Planet"

Wed, September 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DeConnick tells CBR about the Humanoids adaptation of the influential sci-fi tale, how it influenced her work on “Bitch Planet” and thinking about female characters.

Frissen Chronicles the Adventures of "The Unfabulous Five"

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Jerry Frissen talks about the hardcover collections of his fan-favorite "Lucha Libre" anthology and teases more "Zombies That Ate the World."

Anya Ulinich Explores Agony, Ecstasy Of Dating In "Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel"

Wed, September 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Anya Ulinich follows up her novel "Petropolis" with her first graphic novel, exploring the world of online dating as a single mother.

Richey Brings Golden Age Canadian Comics to A New Audience

Tue, September 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Comics scholar Rachel Richey shares her plans to introduce Golden Age Canadian Comics "Johnny Cannuck" & "Nelvana of the North" to modern readers.

August Von Trapp Creates A "Harmonic Break"

Thu, September 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

August von Trapp explains why he wrote a comic book to accompany the new, collaborative album from the von Trapps and Portland-based Pink Martini.

Françoise Mouly's Toon Books Grows With Toon Graphics

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary Françoise Mouly talks about Toon Graphics, a line of books for 8-12 year olds launching with books by Neil Gaiman, Lorenzo Mattotti, Fred and Yvan Pommaux

Eleanor Davis Shows Readers "How To Be Happy"

Tue, September 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed cartoonist talks about her first book for adults, a collection of short comics titled "How To Be Happy."

Dalrymple Throws "The Wrenchies" Into His Creative Plans

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Farel Dalrymple discusses "The Wrenchies," his new OGN with an epic story of a demented future and a gang of children inspired by a comic book.

Kazu Kibuishi Continues The Saga of “Amulet”

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist talks about the sixth volume of his all-ages fantasy epic, “Escape from Lucien,” detailing the influence of “Final Fantasy” and Polaroid photos.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Which Batman Villain Was Created To Become Robin?

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Learn which Bat-villain was created to become the new Robin! Plus, did Jack Kirby have no say in the Thing being orange? And what did Iron Man just say to Cap?!?

Raina Telgemeier Shares the Secrets of "Sisters"

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In the companion to her best-selling graphic novel "Smile," acclaimed cartoonist Raina Telgemeier explores at her relationship with her younger sister.

Liz Prince Reveals Her Life As A "Tomboy"

Wed, September 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning cartoonist discusses her new memoir about gender stereotyping and her approach to autobiographical comics.

Michael Cho Isn't Really A "Shoplifter"

Tue, September 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed illustrator Michael Cho discusses his debut graphic novel, a story of a young woman dealing with her destructive impulses and life in the city.