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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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.

Katherine Roeder is "Wide Awake in Slumberland"

Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Roeder looks at Winsor McCay as a key figure in comics and American culture, how Richard Scarry books are like comics and the life of a comics scholar.

Newlevant Tells the True Story of Gladys Bentley in "If This Be Sin"

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Hazel Newlevant discusses her first book out this fall, "If This Be Sin," which features the true story of drag king Gladys Bentley.

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."