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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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Hervé Di Rosa: The Last Comic

“The great names in comics have affected me every bit as much as the great painters I love.” Growing up in the 1960s, relatively isolated in Sète on the French Mediterranean coast, Hervé Di Rosa got his culture fix from reproductions of fine art in books and from comics. “I saw no difference between them in scale or validity.” More...

RECENT ARTICLES

Hervé Di Rosa:
The Last Comic

The French artist doesn't cite comics in a superficial way, he incorporates their techniques into his work. More...
Posted: May 13, 2015


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
July 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 2, 2015


Sonny Liew:
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

Liew's comics of recovery & discovery can connect us to pasts that may be forgotten or never remembered. More...
Posted: April 24, 2015


Comics & 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


RANDOM ARTICLES

The Maxx:
We're All Children Of Shame

The Maxx gives insights into the effects of abuse, insecurity, denial and repression. More...
Posted: December 7, 2008


Frank Miller:
It's Miller Time

He subverts the superheroes into a satire of political corruption, flabby liberalism and media babble. More...
Posted: May 14, 2006


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


Jill Thompson:
A Walk On The Fright Side

With writing and ideas that crackle with invention, don't wait for Halloween to fall under Scary Godmother's spell. More...
Posted: April 9, 2006


PG Previews:
August 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 26, 2011


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



Dylan Horrocks in conversation with Roger Langridge
The New Zealand graphic novelists discuss their approaches at the AUSNZ Festival, hosted by Paul Gravett. £10/8/7. More...
Where: Great Hall, King's College, Strand WC2R 2LS
When: May 31, 2015 4.30-5.30pm



Comic Festival Munich 2015
With UK as guest, Dave McKean, 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
Weekend of worldwide comics welcomes Jillian Tamaki, Michael Deforge, Max & others. £3/day or £5 both days. More...
Where: The Laundry & SPACE, Hackney, London E8
When: June 20 to June 21, 2015



Drawing Your Attention: Comics in The Arab World
Asia Alfasi, Lena Merhej (Samandal) & Andeel (Tok-Tok) talk at Shubbak Literature Festival with Paul Gravett. More...
Where: British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB
When: July 26, 2015 11am-12.15pm



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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