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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


Top 22 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga: October 2016

You can tell Christmas is coming! Blimey, this is quite a month's worth! The histories of Muhammad Ali, Salvador Dalí, John James Audubon, even the game phenomenon Tetris are all told in comics for you. More...


Top 22 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
October 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 19, 2016

Zao Dao:
China Rising

The prodigiously gifted Chinese artist & internet phenomenon is being discovered worldwide. More...
Posted: August 14, 2016

Alexander Tucker:
In The Forcefield

Running through his work is an undertow of separation, loss & longing, perhaps for transformation or transcendence. More...
Posted: August 2, 2016

American Dreaming

With Peplum finally in English, the cartoonist's cartoonist, Frenchman Blutch, talks about his career so far. More...
Posted: July 25, 2016

Capturing Life

For the Italian graphic novel maestro Igort, both Russia & Japan have coloured his life and his multi-faceted creativity. More...
Posted: July 10, 2016


Finnish Comics Annual 2011:
The Finnish Line

How do today's Finnish comics really compare to the output of other nations? More...
Posted: May 15, 2011

Carla Speed McNeil:
Finders Keepers

With Finder, she is creating some of the most sophisticated and satisfying science fiction in comics. More...
Posted: February 19, 2006

Reinhard Kleist:
I See A Darkness

Reinhard Kleist discusses his critically acclaimed biography of Johnny Cash, I See A Darkness. More...
Posted: November 19, 2009

Anton Kannemeyer:

Does resurrecting racist imagery to condemn racism also serve to feed prejudices further? More...
Posted: August 30, 2009

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



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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