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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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Comic Invention: Interview with Co-Curator Laurence Grove

From Egyptian hieroglyphics to Frank Quitely’s originals, the multi-themed Comic Invention mixes ancient and modern, fine art and comics art, Scottish and international, to make four exhibitions in one. More...

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Comic Invention:
Interview with Co-Curator Laurence Grove

From hieroglyphics to Frank Quitely’s originals, this exhibition explores how comics are constantly being reinvented. More...
Posted: June 19, 2016


Top 28 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
August 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 4, 2016


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


RANDOM ARTICLES

VV Brown & David Allain:
The City Of Abacus

Comics meet music in a dark, futuristic tale of corruption and rebellion in the city of Abacus. More...
Posted: May 16, 2010


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


Mark Newgarden:
Beyond The Pail

Success means inducing just enough mirth to cause someone drinking a glass of milk to expel it nasally. More...
Posted: May 13, 2007


39th Angoulême International Comics Festival:
A Short Report

The French festival provides a four-day tour de force at the cutting edge of comics. More...
Posted: March 4, 2012


Comics & Conflicts:
Comics Go To War

A conference and activities day explore how comics represent the experience of war and conflict. More...
Posted: August 9, 2011


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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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