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 ARTICLESVishwajyoti Ghosh:
Comics From A Changing India
From corruption to public kissing, Ghosh uses comics to engage head on with his nation's history & society. More...
Posted: December 11, 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: December 2, 2014
Artists' Lives As Graphic Novels
Fifty years after the term was coined in English, the graphic novel is flourishing, for example as great artists' biographies. More...
Posted: November 24, 2014
Comics Art in Spain
Vapor, his latest graphic novel, purifies and condenses his cartooning and thinking still further. More...
Posted: November 14, 2014
World War One In Comics:
Tardi on Mills, Mills on Tardi
Vital understanding of The Great War from the French graphic novelist & the British comics writer. More...
Posted: November 6, 2014
RANDOM ARTICLESGraphic Novels & Digital Comics:
Has the proliferation of digital comics over the last few years been a force for good or evil? More...
Posted: April 11, 2010
Not 'Made In Japan'
In Britain, the knock-on effects of the success of manga is a young generation eager to create their own. More...
Posted: March 18, 2007
Rewriting Comics History:
The history of the comics medium is not yet fully researched and written, with many figures and events being overlooked. More...
Posted: July 29, 2012
Making is at the core of the multiple practices of this London-based artist & fabricator. More...
Posted: October 13, 2014
The Birthday Riots
With xenophobia and racial prejudice percolating across Europe, The Birthday Riots is all the more relevant. More...
Posted: February 12, 2006
WHERE'S PAUL?Art-Comics: Artists’ Lives As Graphic Novels
The art of graphic biographies by Steffen Kverneland, Lars Fiske, Typex, Barbara Stok & Christophe Gaultier. More...
Where: Kunstverein Kreis Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
When: November 23 to February 8, 2015
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