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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 18 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga: July 2017

I've been waiting since it was first published in French for Chloe Cruchaudet's Mauvais Genre, her sensual and searing indictment of the First World War, and how one brave objector attempts to evade its butchery, to appear in English. And finally it has, from Knockabout Comics as Deserter's Masquerade More...

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Zao Dao:
China Rising

The prodigiously gifted Chinese artist & internet phenomenon is being discovered worldwide. More...
Posted: May 14, 2017


Top 18 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
July 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 5, 2017


Top 21 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
June 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 15, 2017


Top 35 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
May 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 11, 2017


Top 17 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
April 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 4, 2017


RANDOM ARTICLES

PG Tips No. 7:
Euro Comics Special

Reviews books of and about European bandes dessinées.
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Posted: December 17, 2006


Karrie Fransman:
Death Of The Artist

Fransman's latest asks if youthful dreams are inevitably snuffed out by adulthood's encroaching responsibilities. More...
Posted: June 21, 2015


The Principality of Lichtenstein:
From 'WHAAM!' to 'WHAAT?'

Ironic recontextualisation or clumsy plagiarism? Dave Gibbons, Brian Bolland & Rian Hughes query Lichtenstein's legacy. More...
Posted: March 17, 2013


Simon & Kirby’s The Sandman:
A 1940s Revival

Joe and Jack devised some nuttily boistrous crime thrillers with bonkers criminal schemes. More...
Posted: September 6, 2009


Schuiten & Peeters:
Cities Of The Fantastic

Explore grand designs of architectural impossibilities realised in ravishing, meticulous sequential art. More...
Posted: December 18, 2005


WHERE'S PAUL?

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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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