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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


Gaijin Mangaka: A Constant Light

Something extraordinary is happening right now in the wider global manga movement outside Japan, a further sea-change in its irrepressible revolution and evolution... More...


Gaijin Mangaka:
A Constant Light

A generational shift has come from the realisation that there are many alternative approaches to manga. More...
Posted: September 18, 2016

François Boucq:
Twisted Tales

This French virtuoso brings to life Jodorowsky's Westerns, Charyn's mysteries & his own delirious fantasies. More...
Posted: September 5, 2016

Marcel Ruijters:
Hieronymus Bosch

In his graphic biography Ruijters takes great pleasure in debunking myths about Bosch. More...
Posted: August 27, 2016

Top 22 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
October 2016

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

Alexander Tucker:
In The Forcefield

Running through his work is an undertow of separation, loss & longing, perhaps for transformation or transcendence. More...
Posted: August 2, 2016


Paul Gravett:
The Everett True Interview

What is the appeal of comics which has driven him for years to promote the medium to a wider audience? More...
Posted: October 22, 2006

True Brits:
Taking Pride In The Best Of British Comics

It seems UK comic fans often take their heritage too much for granted, undervaluing it, even dismissing it. More...
Posted: December 24, 2006

Loves Little Lesions

Disturbing evocations of disturbed childhoods overrun Simon Henwood's experimental 1990's UK anthology. More...
Posted: August 5, 2012

Hergé - One Hundred:
The Father Of Tintin

100 years after he was born, Hergé remains a figure who inspires devotion and controversy. More...
Posted: May 20, 2007

The Flipside Of Manga

Gekiga, or dramatic pictures, offer a glimpse of how truly diverse manga has become. More...
Posted: October 15, 2006



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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