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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 20 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga: July 2019

For me the stand-out UK highlight for this July has to be Kate Charlesworth's highly anticipated Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide, in which she vividly recreates the often hidden history of lesbians in Britain from 1950 to the present. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

Top 20 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
July 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 5, 2019


Top 34 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
June 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 7, 2019


Top 30 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
May 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 2, 2019


Top 19 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
April 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 4, 2019


Top 18 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
March 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: January 6, 2019


RANDOM ARTICLES

Tintin & Snowy:
A Boy & His Dog

While America has its costumed musclemen, Belgium has a spunky youngster in plus-four trousers. More...
Posted: January 8, 2006


Line Hoven:
Love Looks Away

From Germany, a daughter’s attempt to document how her parents grew up, met & married, all in scraperboard. More...
Posted: November 4, 2012


HETA-UMA & MANGARO:
40 Years Of Wild Japanese Graphics

Three generations of Japanese artists are spotlighted in two landmark French exhibitions of underground manga art. More...
Posted: January 23, 2015


PG Tips No.41: My Best Comics & Manga of 2014:
Year in Review

Paul Gravett picks his favourite, most interesting superhero-related comics, translated manga & books about comics. More...
Posted: December 28, 2014


Barry Windsor-Smith:
Comics Registered Genius

Would you fly to New York aged 19, with no money or job, hoping to break into Marvel Comics? More...
Posted: July 2, 2006


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 Art by Paul Gravett from Tate Publishing



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





1001 Comics  You Must Read Before You Die edited by Paul Gravett