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
A gorgeous collection is out now from SelfMadeHero of Julie Birmant and Clément Oubrerie's four-volume graphic biography of Picasso, entitled Pablo. They are guests at the London Book Fair and at the Institut Français on Wednesday April 15th, when I'll be interviewing them... More...
RECENT ARTICLESComics & Politics:
Reading Between The Panels
From Tintin to Persepolis, here are five key examples of politically significant comics & graphic novels. More...
Posted: April 14, 2015
“Dell Comics Are Good Comics”:
Donald Duck, Pogo, Little Lulu & more
In such a profit-driven industry, certain writers & artists crafted lasting triumphs of the medium. More...
Posted: April 7, 2015
Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 29, 2015
Playing With The Rubble
Duff detonates comics into unexpected shapes, eager to let each reader join the dots... More...
Posted: March 21, 2015
The Spanish-born artist of I Kill Giants discusses his new solo book Henshin & making global comics in Tokyo. More...
Posted: March 15, 2015
RANDOM ARTICLESClassics Illustrated:
A Cultural History
After food, clothing, shelter and companionship, our other primal need will always be for classic good stories. More...
Posted: April 30, 2006
PG Tips No. 6:
Paul Gravett's Recommended Reading
Paul Gravett recommends books of and about comics from his recommended reading list. More...
Posted: November 5, 2006
Pearson's comics invite us to notice what goes unnoticed, the bizarre behind the banal. More...
Posted: February 19, 2012
R. Crumb Uncovered
Robert Crumb can no longer be typecast and pigeon-holed in our media circus and public presumptions. More...
Posted: November 11, 2009
Men Of Flesh & Fantasy
From Dan Dare to Bike Boy, Frey brings a distinctive masculinity and sensuous physicality to his art. More...
Posted: August 8, 2010
WHERE'S PAUL?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
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