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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


Japan and Beyond: 10 Manga Titles to Start Your Collection

Blimey! BBC Arts cover-features and extracts MANGASIA, my new Thames & Hudson book and touring Barbican Centre exhibition. 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 Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Flanders, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain & The Netherlands. More...
Posted: May 6, 2018


Malcy Duff:
Playing With The Rubble

Duff detonates comics into unexpected shapes, eager to let each reader join the dots... More...
Posted: March 21, 2015

Top 25 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
September 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 4, 2016

The Flipside Of Manga

Gekiga, or dramatic pictures, offer a glimpse of how truly diverse manga has become. More...
Posted: October 15, 2006

PG Tips No. 8:
Paul Gravett's Recommended Reading

Reviews of books by Peter Kuper, Rube Goldberg and Stan Cross. More...
Posted: January 14, 2007

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



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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