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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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Top 17 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga: April 2017

Here we go with yet more reasons to be grateful for the variety and vitality of contemporary comics from around the globe, all about to be published for you in April 2017. A pair of true modern visionaries from the US and UK, Ron Regé, Jr. and Gareth Brookes, unveil their revelatory new graphic novels, What Parsifal Saw (Fantagraphics) and A Thousand Coloured Castles (Myriad). You have not read their like before. More...

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Top 17 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
April 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 4, 2017


Top 21 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
March 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: January 8, 2017


Top 16 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
February 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 4, 2016


Top 16 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
January 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: November 19, 2016


Top Ten Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
December 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: October 30, 2016


RANDOM ARTICLES

Manga Impact:
How Manga Reinvented Comics

For the 5th Anniversary of this site, an essay on how manga continues to enrich the medium today. More...
Posted: September 26, 2010


Autarcic Comix Festival 1997:
The Future Belongs To Comics

The Autarcic comix movement embraces self-reliance and autonomy from the mainstream. More...
Posted: June 3, 2007


PG Tips No. 10:
Paul Gravett's Recommended Reading

Reviews of books about legendary comic creators: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Hal Foster and Carmine Infantino. More...
Posted: April 8, 2007


2000AD:
A Comic Odyssey

More than a specific year, 2000AD has become a brand and shows no sign of going past its sell-by-date. More...
Posted: March 11, 2007


PG Tips No.38:
Graphic Novels & Memoirs Round-Up

My reviews of Seconds, Through The Woods, Fatherland, Probably Nothing, How The World Was & To End All Wars. More...
Posted: August 2, 2014


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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