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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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Antony Johnston talks "Dead Space," "Wasteland"

Mon, February 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Wasteland" writer Antony Johnston talks to CBR News about "Dead Space," his Ben Templesmith-illustrated prequel to the forthcoming Electronic Arts video game, and updates fans on "Texas Strangers" and more.

In-Depth with IDW Publisher Chris Ryall

Thu, January 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In this candid interview, IDW publisher and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall talks to CBR News about new projects and the company's biggest year yet, and how they're planning to top that in 2008.

Sheikman & Moran talk "Robotika: For a Few Rubles More"

Wed, December 19th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The new chapter of "Robotika" begins this week from ASP, and CBR spoke with creator Alex Sheikman and co-writer David Moran for a look at their collaboration on "For A Few Rubles More."

Michael Stackpole "Re/Visions" Lara Croft

Wed, November 7th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Veteran novelist and comics writer Michael Stackpole talks to CBR News about his take on Lara Croft in GameTap's "Tomb Raider Re/Visioned" online animated series.

Nick Abadzis talks "Laika," the First Dog in Space

Wed, October 31st, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

50 years after the launch of Sputnik II, Abadzis talks about the Russian space program and his original graphic novel "Laika," about the dog who was the first Earthling sent into outer space.

An Awesome Decade of "PvP" with Scott Kurtz

Fri, October 26th, 2007 | Category: Digital Comics

"PvP" creator Scott Kurtz and his wildly popular Webcomic are celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2008, and CBR News sat down with Kurtz to discuss the upcoming "Awesomology" collection and what to expect from him next.

Brian Pulido "Re/Visions" Lara Croft -- Twice

Tue, October 23rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The man behind Lady Death and Evil Ernie, Brian Pulido talks about his work re-imagining Tomb Raider in two stories as part of GameTap's "Re/Visioned" animated online series.

The Modern Library: Barnes talks "Unshelved"

Thu, October 18th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News speaks with Bill Barnes about his long-running webcomic "Unshelved," about an eclectic band of librarians dealing with an assortment of cranky customers, annoying teenagers and a handful of naked adults.

David Mack Channels Dr. Seuss in "The Shy Creatures"

Wed, October 17th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

"Kabuki" and "Daredevil" creator David Mack talks with CBR News about his new children's picture-book "The Shy Creatures" and other projects, including a DVD documentary about his work.

Bill Amend: Still Crazy as a "Fox" After All These Years

Tue, October 2nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Bill Amend's "Fox Trot" has been a mainstay of newspapers' comics pages for over two decades. CBR spoke with him about strip, his creative process, and why he took "Fox Trot" weekly.

Wiley Miller talks in "Non Sequiturs"

Wed, September 26th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

One of the smartest, funniest cartoonists in any newspaper, Wiley Miller talks to CBR News about Maine, "Non Sequitur," "Ordinary Basil" and being funny every day.

Beholding the Devil with Matt Wagner

Tue, September 25th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Busier than ever, creator Matt Wagner goes in-depth about his new projects "Zorro" and "Madame Xanadu," the 25th anniversary of Grendel, and what exactly Hunter Rose is doing on MySpace.

Gary Gianni talks "Prince Valiant," Michael Chabon and More

Tue, September 25th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The venerable "Prince Valiant" artist talks in-depth with CBR about his weekly newspaper strip, illustrating Michael Chabon and Robert E. Howard, adapting Jules Verne, and gives us an update on "The MonsterMen." Updated

In-Depth with American Manga Creator Amy Kim Ganter

Tue, September 18th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

CBR speaks with Amy Kim Ganter, whose 2007 projects include Tokyopop's "Sorcerers & Secretaries," the webcomic "Reman Mythologies," Scholastic's "Goosebumps" anthology, and contributions to "Flight."

Andrea Offermann Takes "Flight"

Fri, September 14th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The art professional and comics novice Andrea Offerman talks with CBR News about fine art, her contribution to "Flight," Volume 4 and how two years of med school led her to life as an artist.

Kent Williams: In Animate

Fri, September 7th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The celebrated artist behind Vertigo's "The Fountain" and "Blood: A Tale" talks to CBR News about his solo gallery show opening this weekend in Los Angeles.

Neil Straus Knows "How To Make Money Like A Porn Star" and More

Tue, July 3rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

He's written for the New York Times and Rolling Stone, worked with the likes of Marilyn Manson and Jenna Jameson, and wrote an OGN with Bernard Chang called "How To Make Money Like A Porn Star." CBR News spoke with Straus about his unusual career.

RUNNING SCARED: Wrightson talks "City of Others" & More

Thu, June 21st, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

With the Steve Niles/Bernie Wrightson series "City of Others" running at full steam, we sat down with Wrightson for an update on the book and to discuss his lengthy career in comics.

Terry LaBan's Life on the "Edge"

Wed, June 6th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Indie and mainstream comics veteran Terry LaBan talks with CBR News about the first collection of his daily comic strip "Edge City" and how working on comic strips compares to comic books.

Omaha Perez Brings "Holmes" Home

Mon, May 21st, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Ohama Perez recently brought his hilariously anarchic comic "Holmes" - a collision of Sherlock Holmes, Hunter S. Thompson and Haydn's skull - to a close and we spoke with the creator about the self-published series.