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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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Best Comics of 2017: An International Perspective

You know, there's an awfully big world of comics out there! And it's that time again to invite my International Correspondents to recommend to you their favourite comics and graphic novels. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

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

Chosen by Correspondents covering Argentina, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, Serbia, Singapore & more. More...
Posted: April 14, 2018


Top 26 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
June 2018

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


Olivier Kugler:
Reportage Comics

Kugler's graphic documentaries record the complex lives of displaced Syrian refugees More...
Posted: March 21, 2018


Hur Young-man:
My Brilliant Korea

A household name and best-selling legend in South Korea, Hur Young-man deserves global acclaim. More...
Posted: March 4, 2018


Top 27 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
May 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 28, 2018


RANDOM ARTICLES

Top 18 Best Graphic Novels:
July 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 1, 2016


On Eagle’s Wings:
The British Comics Boom 1950-1969

When Britain was a world powerhouse of comics publishing, commissioning national & international illustrators. More...
Posted: July 16, 2012


The Principality of Lichtenstein:
From 'WHAAM!' to 'WHAAT?'

Ironic recontextualisation or clumsy plagiarism? Dave Gibbons, Brian Bolland & Rian Hughes query Lichtenstein's legacy. More...
Posted: March 17, 2013


Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2007:
Canadian Comic Creators

The vigour and originality of the homegrown Canadian comics defy expectations. More...
Posted: May 18, 2008


Britain’s Great Comics:
Is It Time For A Renaissance?

It's in the dictionaries, bookshops and cultural parlance, yet some people still haven't heard of a graphic novel. More...
Posted: July 20, 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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