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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


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Orijit Sen: His River of Stories

In 1994 Orijit Sen won a grant from Kalpavriksha, a Delhi-based environmental organisation, to create and publish his first full-length comic, documenting the building of the contentious Sardar Sarovar Dam across the Narmada River in Western India. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

Orijit Sen:
His River of Stories

His plea for environmental sanity is recognised as India’s first non-fiction graphic novel. More...
Posted: August 16, 2017


Hostage:
How Do You Survive When All Hope Is Lost?

Guy Delisle chronicles the endurance of a kidnap victim in solitary confinement. More...
Posted: August 12, 2017


Top 37 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
October 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 5, 2017


Top 26 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
September 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 10, 2017


Top 28 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
August 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 4, 2017


RANDOM ARTICLES

Top 35 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
May 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 11, 2017


PG Tips No. 20:
Art Books On Comic Art

In a PG Tips special edition, Paul reviews three new books of and about the art of comics. More...
Posted: July 13, 2008


Hannah Berry:
Refreshing Parts Literature Can't Reach

Confounding expectations is her forte, from her murder-mystery debut Britten & Brülightly to the chilling new Adamtine. More...
Posted: November 11, 2012


PG Tips No. 4:
Paul Gravett's Recommended Reading

Paul Gravett reviews more books of and about comics from his recommended reading list. More...
Posted: August 6, 2006


John Harris Dunning & Nikhil Singh:
Salem Brownstone

This new century demands a new charismatic comic-book magician to weave his spells on us. More...
Posted: October 18, 2009


WHERE'S PAUL?

NEW TO COMICS?

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


Manga:
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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Comics Unmasked by Paul Gravett and John Harris Dunning from The British Library

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