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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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Malcy Duff: Playing With The Rubble

The three dots of ellipsis almost symbolise the Edinburgh-based artist's own associative approach to stretching, deforming, even breaking the medium's visual storytelling. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

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


Ken Niimura:
Global Mangaka

The Spanish-born artist of I Kill Giants discusses his new solo book Henshin & making global comics in Tokyo. More...
Posted: March 15, 2015


Sotheby’s Comics Art Auction:
Nearly Four Million Euros of Originals

From Hergé to Chris Ware, this Paris sale reveals the shifting status & value of original comics art. More...
Posted: March 8, 2015


Yoshihiro Tatsumi:
The Man, The Manga, The Movie

Remembering the 'sensei' or grand master of 'gekiga', whose life & tales are animated in Eric Khoo's documentary. More...
Posted: March 8, 2015


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
May 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 1, 2015


RANDOM ARTICLES

Bernie Krigstein:
The Right To Silence

When he turned his back on the comicbook industry 50 years ago, the medium lost a genuine visionary. More...
Posted: June 8, 2008


Posy Simmonds:
A Literary Life

One the world's most sophisticated cartoonists is expanding the scope and subtlety of the graphic novel. More...
Posted: November 4, 2007


Yves Chaland:
Dreams of Spirou

Frenchman Yves Chaland's long-held dream to draw Spirou was ultimately only partially realised, More...
Posted: December 15, 2013


Great British Comics Now:
Part 1

There's a genuine vibrancy and variety to homegrown, UK-originated comics today. More...
Posted: August 1, 2010


Let Me Feel Your Finger First:
Ontologically Anxious Organism

Like a twisted but unified universe, fresh members keep joining this dysfunctional, discomforting 'Familienalbum'. More...
Posted: March 3, 2013


WHERE'S PAUL?

Encuentro de la Palabra 2015
Paul Gravett joins in on free panel discussions about Comics in Museums & Comics & Literature More...
Where: Tecnopolis Sala B, Buenos Aires, Argentima
When: April 4, 2015 4.30 & 6.00pm



ARTE & La Ferme du Bussion present: PULP Festival
Comics at the Crossroads of the Arts with Loo Hui Phang, Philippe Dupuy, Ruppert & Mulot, Dubeurme, Sacco & more. More...
Where: Ferme du Buisson, 77186 Noisiel, France
When: April 10 to April 13, 2015



Pablo: The Graphic Novel
Julie Birmant & Clément Oubrerie discuss their graphic biography of Picasso with Paul Gravett. Free but please book. More...
Where: Institut français, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
When: April 15, 2015 7-8.30pm



Seminar: Why The Graphic Novel?
Julie Birmant, Clément Oubrerie, Karrie Fransman & Paul Rainey discuss what comics can do, chaired by Paul Gravett. More...
Where: Club Room, National Hall Gallery, London Book Fair
When: April 15, 2015 4-5pm



Wonderlands: The UK Graphic Novel Expo Sunderland
With Bryan & Mary Talbot, Dave Gibbons, Posy Simmonds, Dylan Horrocks, Hunt Emerson, Paul Rainey & Paul Gravett. More...
Where: University of Sunderland, City Campus, Sunderland
When: May 30, 2015



Comic Festival Munich 2015
From guest country Britain, Dave McKean, Frank Quitely, Bryan & Mary Talbot & more attend, plus exhibits, fair & Awards. More...
Where: Various venues, Munich, Germany
When: June 4 to June 8, 2015



ELCAF 2015: 4th East London Comics & Arts Festival
Curated festival of worldwide comics & graphic talent expanding to two days. Table applications now open. More...
Where: Venue tbc
When: June 20 to June 22, 2015



The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Guests include Darwyn Cooke & a Canadian contingent superstars & many more UK & international guests ! More...
Where: Kendal, Cumbria
When: October 16 to October 19, 2015



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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