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
You can tell Christmas is coming! Blimey, this is quite a month's worth! The histories of Muhammad Ali, Salvador Dalí, John James Audubon, even the game phenomenon Tetris are all told in comics for you. More...
RECENT ARTICLESTop 22 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 19, 2016
The prodigiously gifted Chinese artist & internet phenomenon is being discovered worldwide. More...
Posted: August 14, 2016
In The Forcefield
Running through his work is an undertow of separation, loss & longing, perhaps for transformation or transcendence. More...
Posted: August 2, 2016
With Peplum finally in English, the cartoonist's cartoonist, Frenchman Blutch, talks about his career so far. More...
Posted: July 25, 2016
For the Italian graphic novel maestro Igort, both Russia & Japan have coloured his life and his multi-faceted creativity. More...
Posted: July 10, 2016
RANDOM ARTICLESFinnish Comics Annual 2011:
The Finnish Line
How do today's Finnish comics really compare to the output of other nations? More...
Posted: May 15, 2011
Carla Speed McNeil:
With Finder, she is creating some of the most sophisticated and satisfying science fiction in comics. More...
Posted: February 19, 2006
I See A Darkness
Reinhard Kleist discusses his critically acclaimed biography of Johnny Cash, I See A Darkness. More...
Posted: November 19, 2009
Does resurrecting racist imagery to condemn racism also serve to feed prejudices further? More...
Posted: August 30, 2009
Reinforcing The Military's Propaganda Machine?
A faded 60s war comic proves to be a time capsule of its era and a mirror reflecting onto our own. More...
Posted: July 4, 2010
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