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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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Emily Carroll Answers Your Questions In Her Comica Chat
Max: Comics Art in Spain
Graphic Chemistry Talk at The Royal Society of Chemistry
World War One In Comics: Tardi on Mills, Mills on Tardi
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RECENT ARTICLES

Max:
Comics Art in Spain

Vapor, his latest graphic novel, purifies and condenses his cartooning and thinking still further. More...
Posted: November 14, 2014

World War One In Comics:
Tardi on Mills, Mills on Tardi

Vital understanding of The Great War from the French graphic novelist & the British comics writer. More...
Posted: November 6, 2014

Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
January 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: October 29, 2014

Junko Mizuno:
Crazy In A Good Way

Now based in the USA, she makes paintings, rock posters, vinyl figures & manga mixing cute with creepy & erotic. More...
Posted: October 17, 2014

Richard Graham:
Life Drawing

Making is at the core of the multiple practices of this London-based artist & fabricator. More...
Posted: October 13, 2014

RANDOM ARTICLES

SVK:
Tricks Of The Eye

The use of perceptual magic tricks in comics is not quite as revolutionary as you might think. More...
Posted: July 3, 2011

Angoulême International BD Festival 2010:
The Annual French Celebration of Comics

This global convergence of amateurs, pros, comics creators and consumers, is the biggest in the world. More...
Posted: February 7, 2010

David Heatley:
My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down

His comics lay bare our inner turmoils, frustrations and self-recriminations with a wry, warm candour. More...
Posted: December 13, 2008

Dave McKean:
Mixed Media

The radical art techniques of Dave McKean challenge the accepted notion of what comics can be. More...
Posted: November 13, 2005

Will Eisner:
The Grand Master Of Comic Book Art

A pioneer of the graphic novel, he was on a life long mission to fulfil the potential of the comic medium. More...
Posted: October 16, 2005

WHERE'S PAUL?

Art-Comics: Artists’ Lives As Graphic Novels
The art of graphic biographies by Steffen Kverneland, Lars Fiske, Typex, Barbara Stok & Christophe Gaultier. More...
Where: Kunstverein Kreis Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
When: November 23 to February 8, 2015


K: Kafka In Komiks Launch Party
Exhibit launch of comics versions of Kafka's work with Jaromir 99 talking to Paul Gravett & playing with his band. Free. More...
Where: Goethe-Institut Library, 50 Princes Gate, SW7 2PH
When: November 25, 2014 from 6.30pm


SOBD 2014: Salon des Ouvrages sur la Bande dessinée
With Hannah Berry, Dave McKean, Kevin O'Neill & Paul Gravett & David B. exhibit. Free with online invite. Fri pros only. More...
Where: 48 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris
When: November 28 to November 30, 2014


Graphic Chemistry: The Science in Comics
Illustrated lecture by Paul Gravett about chemical characters & stories across the spectrum of comics. Free but book! More...
Where: Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, W1J 0BA
When: December 4, 2014 6.30pm


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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