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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


Enter the 9th FNAC-Salamandra International Graphic Novel Prize

This competition is open to all nationalities and languages. The FNAC-Salamandra International Graphic Novel Prize goes to an original, totally new and completely unpublished graphic novel. More...


Keiji Nakazawa:
Barefoot In Hiroshima

With its powerful anti-nuclear and anti-war message, would Barefoot Gen be published in the Japan of today? More...
Posted: August 5, 2015

Pulp Festival:
Comics Art At The Crossroads

What position do comics occupy today as an art form? A Paris contemporary art festival maps uncharted territories. More...
Posted: July 30, 2015

Sung-hee Kim:
Seeking Truths in Korean Manhwa

This conscientious Korean cartoonist dares to tackle politicians, corporations & injustices in her comics journalism. More...
Posted: July 20, 2015

Learning To Read From Comics:
Comics As Gateways To Literacy

Two schoolteachers reveal how The Arrival & Mouse Guard instilled their students with a love of reading. More...
Posted: July 12, 2015

Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
September 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings.l More...
Posted: July 5, 2015


Will Morris:
The Silver Darlings

Morris's confident debut is an understated, social-realist evocation of a once bustling industry, now all but vanished. More...
Posted: February 2, 2013

Hergé & The Clear Line:
Part 1

In Tintin, Hergé developed his Clear Line approach to comics, which continues to influence cartoonists today. More...
Posted: April 20, 2008

A Definition Of Comics

An autonomous medium of expression, comics not only reflect life but help to mould it. More...
Posted: July 19, 2009

Robert Crumb:

On the eve of his first major museum retrospective in Paris, Crumb looks back and looks ahead. More...
Posted: April 8, 2012

Great British Comics Now:
Part 3

A review of recent British comics to co-incide with the events at the 2010 Comica Festival. More...
Posted: November 29, 2010


From Mickey Mouse To Maus: How Comics Became Graphic Novels
Paul Gravett discusses the graphic novel with Jed Falby, author of Le Train de Michel, the true story of French Resistance hero Michael Holland. More...
Where: Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, Public Hall
When: September 18, 2015 4.30pm

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Guests include Darwyn Cooke & a Canadian contingent superstars & many more UK & international guests ! More...
Where: Kendal, Cumbria
When: October 16 to October 19, 2015


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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