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
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RECENT ARTICLESJunko 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
Making is at the core of the multiple practices of this London-based artist & fabricator. More...
Posted: October 13, 2014
PG Tips No.39 Graphic Novel Reviews:
From Music of the Depression to Today's Financial Crisis
Reviews of The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics, Supercrash, Woody Guthrie, Robert Moses & The Motherless Oven. More...
Posted: October 9, 2014
Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 28, 2014
Jean-Claude Forest’s Barbarella:
A Landmark in Adult French Comics
Barbarella was a truly liberating creation, not only for her creator but also for French & international comics. More...
Posted: September 25, 2014
RANDOM ARTICLESDavid Enker:
In the very modesty and honesty of his comics, he conveys an extraordinary, life-changing, life-renewing event. More...
Posted: July 7, 2008
The Awe and The Awfulness
Deforge wants his whole world filled with a prickly, hostile energy vibrating beneath the surface. More...
Posted: October 21, 2013
PG Tips - The Best Of 2010:
An International Perspective - Part 2
More friends from around the world select their choices of the very best local comics of 2010. More...
Posted: February 6, 2011
New Brits On The Block - Part 2
Six recent Brit books prove that the UK still has a vibrant comics scene. More...
Posted: April 2, 2006
It's inspiring how Britain's Andi Watson has developed, as he stretches himself with every new project. More...
Posted: October 28, 2007
WHERE'S PAUL?Comica Symposium 2014 : Transitions 5
Free symposium promoting new multi-disciplinary directions in academic study of comics. More...
Where: School of Arts, 43 Gordon Sq, Birkbeck, WC1E 7HX
When: October 25, 2014 10am-5pm
Art-Comics: Artists’ Lives As Graphic Novels
The art of graphic biographies by Steffen Kverneland, Lars Fiske, Typex, Barbara Stok & Clément Oubrerie. More...
Where: Kunstverein Kreis Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
When: November 23 to February 8, 2015
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
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