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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The Most Evil Corporations in Comic Books

Sat, November 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

To mark Small Business Saturday, CBR looks at some of the most evil -- fictional -- corporations in comic books and pop culture.

"Critical Inquiry" Merges Comics and Academia

Fri, November 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Editors Hillary Chute & Patrick Jagoda examine comics from a different perspective in one of America's most storied academic journals -- with help from R. Crumb.

Bobby London Explains how his "Popeye" Became Victim of a "Witch Hunt"

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The underground cartoonist talks about his controversial and beloved run on E.C. Segar's legendary character, and what it means to finally see it in print.

Martinbrough Crosses Off "Thief of Thieves'" "Hit List"

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Shawn Martinbrough, the artist behind Skybound's "Thief of Thieves," talks about drawing 25 issues and ending the current story arc, "The Hit List."

READING LIST: Harlan Ellison's Greatest (Comic Book) Hits

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

To mark the release of "Batman '66: The Lost Episode," CBR looks at the best of Harlan Ellison's work to appear in comics.

Lisa Hanawalt is Riding High With Netflix's Animated "BoJack Horseman"

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The cartoonist behind "My Dirty Dumb Eyes" talks about working as production designer on the quirky series, and offers updates on her own comics projects.

Roz Chast Asks, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?"

Tue, November 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The longtime "New Yorker" cartoonist and National Book Award finalist talks about her memoir, which recounts the final years of her parents' lives.

Cartoonist Aisha Franz Blasts Off with "Earthling"

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

German cartoonist Aisha Franz talks about her first graphic English language graphic novel, which explores the intersection of fantasy and reality of life.

Cho & Sniegoski Talk Creator-Owned, "Drawing Beautiful Women" and "World of Payne"

Tue, November 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Cho and Tom Sniegoski discuss their upcoming novel/comic hybrid, Cho's new art instruction book, the future of "Liberty Meadows" and more.

McCloud & Kartolopoulos Choose the “Best American Comics 2014”

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Guest Editor Scott McCloud and Series Editor Bill Kartolopoulos talk about assembling this year’s volume, their thoughts on webcomics and where comics are headed.

Fiffe Unleashes "Copra: Round One"

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"All-New Ultimates" scribe Michel Fiffe discusses his creator-driven "Copra," a "Suicide Squad"-inspired action epic set for a collected edition.

Jill Lepore Reveals "The Secret History of Wonder Woman"

Mon, November 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed historian Jill Lepore finds new ways to look at William Moulton Marston and what his creation says about politics, women's history and the present day.

Unleashing the Nightmare of "Amelia"

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Just in time for Halloween, Denis St. John's creepy debut graphic novel brings you monsters, femme fatales, Lovecraftian nightmares and body horror.

Simon Hanselmann Divines His "Megahex"

Thu, October 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Simon Hanselmann talks about drug humor, depicting depression, his brief conversation with Adult Swim, and ruining cinnamon for everybody, forever.

MariNaomi Reveals The Uncomfortable Truth Behind "Dragon's Breath"

Thu, October 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist talks about her book of true stories, publishing comics online and maintaining the Cartoonists of Color and LGBTQ Cartoonists databases.

"12 Monkeys" Producers Offer Glimpse Into Show's 'Captivating World'

Thu, October 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The producers of the upcoming Syfy series tease a vision different from Terry Gilliam's film, but avoid revealing their new rules for time travel.

Ed Piskor Unites Comics And Music With "Hip Hop Family Tree"

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist talks about the second volume of his masterful history of hip hop and how Marvel Comics and Harvey Pekar influenced his approach to the book.

NYCC: Starz Presents "Black Sails" and "Da Vinci's Demons"

Sun, October 19th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Starz previewed what's in store for "Da Vinci's Demons" and "Black Sails," bringing cast and crew to New York Comic Con.

NYCC: Guarnido, Dialynas & Ahonen on Creating Comics the European Way

Sat, October 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

European cartoonists Juanjo Guarnido, Michael Dialynas and J.P. Ahonen discussed the ways in which they approach their comics work.

NYCC: Brooks, Gillen & More Create Cutting Edge Comics at Avatar

Thu, October 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Max Brooks, Kieron Gillen, Justin Jordan, Mike Costa & Si Spurrier discussed Avatar titles such as "Extinction Parade," "Uber," "Crossed" and more.