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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


Meet The Authors of Pablo, A Graphic Biography of Picasso!

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...


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

Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
June 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 29, 2015

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


Classics 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

Luke Pearson:
Dull Ache

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

Oliver Frey:
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


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


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

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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