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

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David & Doran Tell the "Amazing Fantastic Incredible" Stan Lee Story

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Peter David and Colleen Doran tell CBR what went into creating the comic book biography of one of comics' most legendary creators.

John Leguizamo Takes "Ghetto Klown" From The Stage To The Page

Thu, November 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Leguizamo spoke with CBR about translating his life story to comic book form, his problem with Steven Seagal and the genius of Brian De Palma.

Ivan Velez Jr. Sings The Epic, Multicultural "Ballad Of Wham Kabam!"

Tue, November 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind "Blood Syndicate" and "Ghost Rider" talks about his new project, examining the history of people of color in America.

"The Comic Book Story of Beer" Creators Brew Up a Refreshing History

Fri, November 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The book's creators explain to CBR News what went into depicting 9,000 years of human civilization and how beer was the key to much of it.

Horror, Humor and Sci-Fi Collide in "Intro to Alien Invasion"

Thu, November 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Owen King, Mark Jude Poirer and Nancy Ahn explain what happens when aliens invade a liberal arts college, resulting in the rise of an unlikely hero.

Harlem Has a Teenage Hero to Call its Own in "Ajala"

Wed, November 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Co-creators Robert Garrett and N. Steven Harris discuss the importance of a "positive African-American character" in their teenage spy series.

Bill Griffith Investigates His Mother's Affair in "Invisible Ink"

Tue, November 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist behind "Zippy the Pinhead" talks about his first graphic novel, a personal project that looks and at family, mystery and a long-forgotten cartoonist.

EXCLUSIVE: Carla Speed McNeil Illustrates the Horror of "Harrow County"

Thu, October 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Eisner Award winner talks with CBR about joining co-creator Cullen Bunn for a special story featuring the Skinless Boy.

Hayden Shares Her Breast Cancer Survival Tale in "The Story of My Tits"

Mon, October 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Jennifer Hayden spoke with CBR about crafting the intimate look at her life, from childhood angst to breast cancer and beyond.

Chaykin, Hama, Levitz, Groth & More Discuss The Legacy of Wally Wood

Thu, October 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Paul Levitz, Howard Chaykin, Larry Hama, Gary Groth and others look across the breadth of the career of one of comics' most important creators.

Tracy and Koplowitz Tell The Tale Of "Allen: Son of Hellcock"

Fri, September 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Last Week Tonight's" Will Tracy and VH1's Gabe Koplowitz discuss their new comedic fantasy series from Z2 Comics starring a medieval hipster.

"Zita the Spacegirl's" Ben Hatke Builds a "Little Robot"

Mon, September 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed writer-artist behind "Zita the Spacegirl" captures the magic you can only find when you combine lazy summer days with tiny robots.

"Batman: Second Chances" Writer Recalls Editorial Clashes, Reaction to Robin's Death

Tue, September 1st, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Max Allan Collins explains why he's one of the "most hated" "Batman" writers ever, his amusement at Jason Todd's fate and his upcoming TV series.

Liz Suburbia Gets Rid of Adults, Lets Teens Rule in "Sacred Heart"

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist tells the tale of a town full of teenagers left to their own devices, living and learning the path of adolescence and adulthood on their own.

Alex Simmons Celebrates The Return Of The Globetrotting "Blackjack"

Thu, August 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With a new anthology and Dover's reissue of his first miniseries, Simmons' adventurer Arron Day -- aka Blackjack -- is back in a big way.

J.M. DeMatteis Discusses "Mercy," Crafting Personal Work in Comics

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The influential writer talks with CBR about stories, spirituality, collaboration, his next "Augusta Wind" series and the 'benevolent conspiracy.'

Eddie Campbell Discusses His Return to the World of "Bacchus"

Wed, August 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed cartoonist discusses his long-running series, what went into collecting the just-released omnibus and more.

Kate Beaton Unleashes "The Princess and the Pony"

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist spoke with CBR about her new children's book - starring everyone's favorite pony - her new "Hark! A Vagrant" collection and more.

Robbins Salutes "Babes in Arms," World War II's Female Cartoonists

Fri, July 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Trina Robbins' new book is a celebration of four great women who spun tales of female heroes battling the Axis powers during WWII.

Kieron Dwyer Discusses His Return to Comics with "West Portal"

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with acclaimed creator Kieron Dwyer about his return to comics after years in advertising and kickstarting his new ongoing series.