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 Suicidegirls.com, 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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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.

Ladrönn Explains the Secrets of Depicting "The Final Incal"

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ladrönn spoke with CBR News about working with Alejandro Jodorowsky on a sequel to one of the most acclaimed comics of all time.

Bianchi Goes Behind-the-Scenes with "Thor & Loki"

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The Marvel artist tells CBR about drawing his "Original Sin" spinoff, "Thor and Loki: The Tenth Realm," depicting Angela, color theory and more.

Emily Carroll Walks "Through the Woods"

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist talks about her new book of short comics, planning out print vs digital comics and the appeal of creating - and experiencing - horror stories.

Steve Skroce and the Return of "Doc Frankenstein"

Tue, August 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The artist tells CBR News about bringing back his fan-favorite character, working with the Wachowskis and concluding the long-awaited story.

Drew Friedman Presents "Heroes of the Comics"

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed artist talks about what goes into depicting 84 of the artists, writers, editors and publishers who -- for better or worse -- made comics what they are.

Sakai Reflects on 30 Years of "Usagi Yojimbo"

Thu, August 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Stan Sakai discusses three decades of his legendary rabbit ronin, his new future-shifted miniseries "Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" and more.

Constructing "Mice Templar's" Epic, 22-Page Long Continuous Battle Scene

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"The Mice Templar's" creative team dives deep behind the scenes of the making of the latest issue's 22-page long, single-image battle scene.

Reading The Great War: Comics' Greatest World War I Stories

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

On the 100th anniversary of World War I, CBR looks back on the comics that chronicled the struggles of those affected by the conflict.

Bertozzi Tells the 'Best Story Ever' in "Shackleton"

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Nick Bertozzi continues his true-life explorer series with "Shackleton," a recounting of the legendary Antarctic adventure.

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