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Explore the worlds of comics, graphic novels and manga through my blog, reviews & articles, creator profiles, books, exhibitions and things to do listings. As The Man At The Crossroads, I have been involved in comic publishing and promotion since 1981. Paul Gravett


Mangasia Exhibition: Video Tour (1 of 6)

To whet your appetite to see MANGASIA: WONDERLANDS OF ASIAN COMICS, watch the first of six short videos I've made on YouTube. More...


Steve Ditko: Ditko Unleashed:
A Major Retrospective Exhibition

The first major retrospective of the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. More...
Posted: July 7, 2018

Top 25 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
September 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 6, 2018

Top 21 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
August 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 1, 2018

Chris Reynolds Interview:
Mysterious Stories about Times and Places

Unique auteur Chris Reynolds is overdue for (re-)discovery with The New World. More...
Posted: May 9, 2018

Best Comics of 2017: An International Perspective Part 2:
Year in Review

By Correspondents from Denmark, Finland, Flanders, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain & The Netherlands. More...
Posted: May 6, 2018


Andrzej Klimowski:
Unlocking The Secret

He questions the act of looking, being looked at, the perception of characters, narrator and reader. More...
Posted: June 4, 2006

Children’s Comics:
More Fun Next Week

Beano and Spirou turn a sprightly 70 and The DFC is a 'Double-Figures Comic'. More...
Posted: August 5, 2008

War Comics:
Reinforcing The Military's Propaganda Machine?

A faded 60s war comic proves to be a time capsule of its era and a mirror reflecting onto our own. More...
Posted: July 4, 2010

The DFC:
Definitely First Class

Paul Gravett takes a look at the new UK weekly comic for children, The DFC. More...
Posted: May 30, 2008

Will Eisner:
Instructions From A Master

Will Eisner's trilogy of practical manuals will go on to instruct and inspire generations of graphic storytellers. More...
Posted: December 28, 2008



Comics Art:
The 21st Century Medium

Paul Gravett introduces previews from & reviews of his new book from Tate Publishing & Yale University Press. More...
Posted: November 4, 2013

1001 Comics:
You Must Read Before You Die

Paul Gravett explains the motivation behind his gigantic new 960-page guide to comics. More...
Posted: October 1, 2011

Graphic Novels:
An Introduction

What are graphic novels? The term has become distorted with prejudices and preconceptions. More...
Posted: June 6, 2009

An Introduction

The flood of translated manga is only the tiniest toenail clipping of the big, scary Godzilla that is manga. More...
Posted: April 23, 2006

Great British Comics:
An Introduction

Contrary to some claims that British comics are dead, in fact they continue to this day and are thriving. More...
Posted: July 30, 2006

Best Crime Comics:
Every Shade Of Noir

Fasten your seat belt, you're in for a foot-to-the-floor ride through a compendium of the cream of crime comics. More...
Posted: August 24, 2008

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