WELCOMEExplore 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
Something extraordinary is happening right now in the wider global manga movement outside Japan, a further sea-change in its irrepressible revolution and evolution... More...
RECENT ARTICLESGaijin Mangaka:
A Constant Light
A generational shift has come from the realisation that there are many alternative approaches to manga. More...
Posted: September 18, 2016
This French virtuoso brings to life Jodorowsky's Westerns, Charyn's mysteries & his own delirious fantasies. More...
Posted: September 5, 2016
In his graphic biography Ruijters takes great pleasure in debunking myths about Bosch. More...
Posted: August 27, 2016
Top 22 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 19, 2016
In The Forcefield
Running through his work is an undertow of separation, loss & longing, perhaps for transformation or transcendence. More...
Posted: August 2, 2016
RANDOM ARTICLESPaul Gravett:
The Everett True Interview
What is the appeal of comics which has driven him for years to promote the medium to a wider audience? More...
Posted: October 22, 2006
Taking Pride In The Best Of British Comics
It seems UK comic fans often take their heritage too much for granted, undervaluing it, even dismissing it. More...
Posted: December 24, 2006
Loves Little Lesions
Disturbing evocations of disturbed childhoods overrun Simon Henwood's experimental 1990's UK anthology. More...
Posted: August 5, 2012
Hergé - One Hundred:
The Father Of Tintin
100 years after he was born, Hergé remains a figure who inspires devotion and controversy. More...
Posted: May 20, 2007
The Flipside Of Manga
Gekiga, or dramatic pictures, offer a glimpse of how truly diverse manga has become. More...
Posted: October 15, 2006
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
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
What are graphic novels? The term has become distorted with prejudices and preconceptions. More...
Posted: June 6, 2009
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:
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