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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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Top 21 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga: August 2019

Month after month, hundreds of new comics arrive on the English-language market, and it's my pleasure and privilege to scour through them to find some intriguing, exciting, surprising suggestions for your consideration. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

Top 21 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
August 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 2, 2019


Top 20 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
July 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 5, 2019


Top 34 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
June 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 7, 2019


Top 30 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
May 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 2, 2019


Top 19 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
April 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 4, 2019


RANDOM ARTICLES

Hergé & The Clear Line:
Part 2

The influence of Hergé's clarity of drawing, composition and narrative shows no sign of fading. More...
Posted: May 11, 2008


Dr. Chris Murray:
Comics Studies In The UK

From festivals to the first MLitt, Dundee is at the heart of the progress of comics within the UK educational field. More...
Posted: October 23, 2011


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


Emma Rendel:
An Awkwardist

Social awkwardness, repressed drives, and their sinister repercussions, lie at the heart of Emma's comics. More...
Posted: February 1, 2009


Mangaphobia:
Manga For People Who Hate Manga

Are you put off manga by the clichés of big eyes, teeny noses, cutesy smiles, speed lines and sweatdrops? More...
Posted: August 13, 2006


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

Comics Art by Paul Gravett from Tate Publishing




1001 Comics  You Must Read Before You Die edited by Paul Gravett