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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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"Person of Interest" Stars, Producer on Season 3′s New Status Quo

Tue, November 5th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Star Jim Caviezel and the cast of "Person of Interest" explain how the characters, and status quo, have changed in the CBS drama's third season.

Anya Davidson Has "School Spirits"

Mon, November 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Kramers Ergot 8" cartoonist and printmaker Anya Davidson spoke with CBR News about her debut graphic novel, on sale now from Picturebox.

"The League" Cast, Creators on Improv, Rivalries & Fantasy Football

Fri, October 25th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"The League" creators and most of the cast appeared at NYCC to talk about comedy, improvisation and how they assemble an episode of the FXX series.

Kate Leth Discusses Webcomics, "Kate or Die," "Adventure Time" & More

Fri, October 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Adventure Time" contributor Kate Leth discusses her career, autobiographical comics, working comics retail and more.

NYCC: Graphic Noir with Jules Feiffer and Darwyn Cooke

Wed, October 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In one of the final panels of the convention, Paul Levitz brought together two great artists to talk about noir, the origins of the genre and how they work.

"Person of Interest" Producer, Stars on Action, Romance & "Team Machine"

Tue, October 22nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Showrunner Greg Plageman and stars Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi tease what lies ahead for "Person of Interest."

NYCC: Ted Naifeh Annoints "Princess Ugg" at Oni

Mon, October 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Ted Naifeh, the acclaimed creator of "Courtney Crumrin," talks to CBR News about bringing his new ongoing series "Princess Ugg" to Oni Press in 2014.

NYCC: Inside the Creator’s Studio with Jimmy Palmiotti

Sat, October 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jimmy Palmiotti talks about the power of saying no, what happened during his first "Painkiller Jane" set visit and the best super power you can have.

NYCC: Beaton, Hastings & North Go Beyond the Webcomic

Fri, October 18th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Cartoonists Kate Beaton, Christopher Hastings and Ryan North discuss their work in and outside of comics - including Beaton’s new project with Scholastic.

NYCC: Gillen and White's "Uber" Unveiled

Wed, October 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Kieron Gillen, artist Canaan White and publisher William Christiansen discussed what goes into creating Avatar's hit series "Uber."

Dylan Meconis: From "Family Man" to PVP"

Tue, October 8th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Eisner-nominated cartoonist Dylan Meconis discusses her serialized graphic novel "Family Man," her passion for the 18th Century, working online and joining Scott Kurtz's long-running webcomic "PVP" as co-writer.

Rutu Modan Explores Post-WWII Poland in "The Property"

Tue, October 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning cartoonist Rutu Modan discusses "The Property," her new book about an Israeli woman and her granddaughter who travel to Poland to reclaim property lost during WWII.

Matt Phelan Takes Buster Keaton Back To "Bluffton"

Fri, September 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning cartoonist Matt Phelan discusses "Bluffton," a graphic novel set in the early 20th Century starring Buster Keaton, one of the greatest silent film stars and cinematic innovators in Hollywood history.

Liniers Flies "The Big Wet Balloon" from Argentina to the U.S.

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

Liniers, the acclaimed Argentinian cartoonist of "Macanudo," brings "The Big Wet Balloon" to Toon Books and tells CBR all about the influence of American comics on his work and more.

Ramona Fradon Reflects on Metamorpho, "Brenda Starr," Creates A "Fairy Tale"

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

A legendary artist from the Silver Age of Comics, Ramona Fradon talks about her new story in "Fairy Tale Comics," why her favorite project was Metamorpho, fond memories of "Brenda Starr" and more.

Charles Forsman Predicts "The End of the F#&!*$G World"

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

Charles Forsman, the cartoonist and publisher of Oily Comics, talks about his minicomic "TEOTFW" coming to print, its adaptation as a webseries and his next book for Fantagraphics.

Arthur de Pins Takes Readers To "Zombillenium"

Wed, September 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

French cartoonist and animator Arthur de Pins discusses his North American debut, the first volume of his darkly comic series "Zombillenium," explaining why monsters - including zombies - are no longer scary.

Fiona Staples Illustrates An Ongoing "Saga"

Wed, September 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning artist of "Saga," Fiona Staples, spoke with CBR about her process, thoughts on comic book coloring and her reaction to the comiXology hiccup while sharing an exclusive preview of issue #14

Kazu Kibuishi Covers J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter"

Fri, September 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Kazu Kibuishi spoke with CBR about designing the new "Harry Potter" book covers for Scholastic's 15th anniversary re-issue and how he approaches about the process of illustration vs comics work.

Vieceli RSVPs for "Young Avengers" Afterparty, Attends "Vampire Academy"

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

Artist Emma Vieceli talks to CBR News about her busy schedule, "Young Avengers," "The Avalon Chronicles" an exclusive look at the next "Vampire Academy" graphic novel and more.