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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


Southeast Asian Comic Showcase & Pop-Up Library
Day of the Dead Festival at The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower!
The Vaults of Terror Exhibition Celebrates Horror TV
World Premiere Stage Adaptation of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo


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

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:
December 2014

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


Dan Berry:
Teaching Comics

Lecturer Dan Berry discusses running the UK's first degree course in graphic novels. More...
Posted: April 6, 2008

First Second:
Bridging Countries, Genres & Ages

First Second Books is by far the smartest, freshest, graphic novel line launched in the US in 2006. More...
Posted: October 7, 2007

Anthony Earnshaw:
The Imp of Surrealism

The Wokker strip has lost none of its essentially Northern English absurdist delirium. More...
Posted: August 28, 2011

Josh Neufeld:
A.D.: New Orleans After The Deluge

Devastating events can be hard to grasp, but Neufeld pulls us into individual experiences of loss and survival. More...
Posted: August 23, 2009

Dave Gibbons:
Visions Of The Future

An interview with the Watchmen co-creator & star guest at BD & Comics Passion this weekend. More...
Posted: October 4, 2011


Comica Festival: Goddamn This War! - Tardi & Pat Mills
In his first UK public interview the French author discusses anti-war comics with the Charley's War writer. £10/6. More...
Where: Auditorium, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0DT
When: November 10, 2014 7.00-8.30pm

S.M.A.S.H.: Symposium on Matters of Art, Storytelling & History
Three free panels with Hannah Berry, Alex Fitch, Ilya, John Miers, Woodrow Phoenix, Ben Smith, Paul Gravett & others. More...
Where: Barbican Library, Level 2, Barbican Centre, EC2Y 8DS
When: November 15, 2014 12.30-3.30pm

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

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


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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