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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 2018

Here are my twenty-one PG Tips for upcoming titles being released starting from this August. Three compelling historical graphic novels from France stand out, all period pieces. More...

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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 Denmark, Finland, Flanders, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain & The Netherlands. More...
Posted: May 6, 2018


Top 22 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
July 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 29, 2018


Best Comics of 2017: An International Perspective Part 1:
Year in Review

Chosen by Correspondents from Argentina, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, Serbia, Singapore & South Korea. More...
Posted: April 14, 2018


RANDOM ARTICLES

Comics & Conflicts:
Comics Go To War

A conference and activities day explore how comics represent the experience of war and conflict. More...
Posted: August 9, 2011


David Heatley:
My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down

His comics lay bare our inner turmoils, frustrations and self-recriminations with a wry, warm candour. More...
Posted: December 13, 2008


Aline Kominsky Crumb:
Me and Mr Crumb

Aline Kominsky's love affair with Robert Crumb began before they met and 45 years on it's still going strong. More...
Posted: April 3, 2016


Charles Burns:
Body Horror In Black Ink

Investigate the worlds of horror, teenage plagues and black holes created by Charles Burns. More...
Posted: October 2, 2005


Lingua Comica:
A Comics Cultural Exchange Project

The global language of comics is a powerful and successful force in bridging cultures. More...
Posted: July 6, 2008


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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