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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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
Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: October 29, 2014
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
RANDOM ARTICLESPG Tips No. 31:
The Best of 2009: Classic Comic Reprints
Paul completes his round-up of 2009 with his selection of reprinted classics. More...
Posted: February 7, 2010
Free Comic Book Day:
Nearly all publishers offer unique free issues during Free Comic Book Day - all intended to hook more readers. More...
Posted: April 29, 2007
PG Tips No. 29:
The Best Of 2009: Graphic Novels
Paul Gravett selects his favourite top twenty-one graphic novels of 2009. More...
Posted: January 17, 2010
PG Tips - Best of 2013:
An International Perspective Part 2
More of the best comics from around our Comics Planet, from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, India & Sweden. More...
Posted: February 22, 2014
The Complete Moomin & Fair Play
Two new books reveal how Tove Jansson refined her narrative skills, first for comics, then for novels. More...
Posted: January 20, 2008
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
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
Graphic Chemistry: The Science in Comics
Illustrated lecture by Paul Gravett about chemical characters & stories across the spectrum of comics. Free but book! More...
Where: Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, W1J 0BA
When: December 4, 2014 6.30pm
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