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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 18 Best Graphic Novels: July 2016

Like the cover above, let me light the way and help you navigate through the teetering towers of comics being published these days. Take a look through my suggestions for upcoming new comics releases out this July and I hope you'll find some gems to add to your Summer Must-Read List. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

Top 18 Best Graphic Novels:
July 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 1, 2016


Asian Comics:
A Book Review

The first book-length treatment in any language of comics from almost the entirety of the region. More...
Posted: April 26, 2016


Top 16 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
June 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 18, 2016


Aline Kominsky Crumb:
Me and Mr Crumb

Aline Kominsky's love affair with Robert Crumb began before they met and 45 years on it's still going strong. More...
Posted: April 3, 2016


Top 25 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
May 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 13, 2016


RANDOM ARTICLES

Benjamin:
The Leading Contemporary Manhua Artist

An exclusive English-language interview with leading contemporary Chinese artist, Benjamin. More...
Posted: March 23, 2008


Jack Kirby:
The House That Jack Built

No other single creator has had such a powerful impact on 20th century American comic books as Jack Kirby. More...
Posted: May 2, 2010


Hypercomics:
The Shapes Of Comics To Come

Hypercomics push against the traditional constraints of the printed comics page. More...
Posted: September 5, 2010


Asian Comics:
A Book Review

The first book-length treatment in any language of comics from almost the entirety of the region. More...
Posted: April 26, 2016


Gianni De Luca & Hamlet:
Thinking Outside The Box

De Luca's innovative solutions in his Hamlet adaptation are an extraordinary achievement in graphic literature. More...
Posted: April 12, 2009


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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Comics Unmasked by Paul Gravett and John Harris Dunning from The British Library

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