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
What position do comics occupy today as an art form? All too often, they seem to have been sidelined by galleries, museums and funding bodies. Perhaps it’s symbolic that PULP Festival, which set out in 2014 to reposition comics from the margins to the crossroads with other arts, takes place on the Eastern outskirts of Paris: not far by train but perceptibly distant from the capital’s epicentre. More...
RECENT ARTICLESPulp Festival:
Comics Art At The Crossroads
What position do comics occupy today as an art form? A Paris contemporary art festival maps uncharted territories. More...
Posted: July 30, 2015
Seeking Truths in Korean Manhwa
This conscientious Korean cartoonist dares to tackle politicians, corporations & injustices in her comics journalism. More...
Posted: July 20, 2015
Learning To Read From Comics:
Comics As Gateways To Literacy
Two schoolteachers reveal how The Arrival & Mouse Guard instilled their students with a love of reading. More...
Posted: July 12, 2015
Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings.l More...
Posted: July 5, 2015
Death Of The Artist
Fransman's latest asks if youthful dreams are inevitably snuffed out by adulthood's encroaching responsibilities. More...
Posted: June 21, 2015
RANDOM ARTICLESCharles Burns:
It exposes in psychological and biological intimacy the cost of the desperate desire for acceptance. More...
Posted: October 1, 2006
Getting Over The Underground
Underground artist Richard Corben is due a reappraisal as one of America's most individualistic comic artists. More...
Posted: January 1, 2006
Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean
India's first woman graphic novelist discusses her latest book reinterpreting tales from the Mahabharata epic. More...
Posted: September 6, 2012
New Brits On The Block - Part 1
There are encouraging signs of UK publishers setting up and renewed interest from major publishers. More...
Posted: March 26, 2006
The 'Lost' Interview
Alan Moore discusses whether Lost Girls should be considered pornography. More...
Posted: January 13, 2008
WHERE'S PAUL?3rd International Comics Days Conference
Trina Robbins, Ian Gordon & Paul Gravett join local creators & academics for 4 days of talks, panels & events. More...
Where: Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
When: August 18 to August 22, 2015
From Mickey Mouse To Maus: How Comics Became Graphic Novels
Paul Gravett discusses the graphic novel with Jed Falby, author of Le Train de Michel, the true story of French Resistance hero Michael Holland. More...
Where: Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, Public Hall
When: September 18, 2015 4.30pm
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