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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 19 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga: April 2019

It’s always a pleasure to discover fresh voices in comics, and this month is no exception with the debut of Ebony Flowers and first-time translations of graphic novels by the Italians Alessandro Tota and Davide Reviati. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

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


Top 22 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
February 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 3, 2018


Top 18 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
January 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: November 11, 2018


Top 18 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
December 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 28, 2018


RANDOM ARTICLES

Keiji Nakazawa:
Barefoot In Hiroshima

With its powerful anti-nuclear and anti-war message, would Barefoot Gen be published in the Japan of today? More...
Posted: August 5, 2015


Gianni De Luca & Hamlet:
Thinking Outside The Box

De Luca's innovative solutions in his Hamlet adaptation are an extraordinary achievement in graphic literature. More...
Posted: April 12, 2009


Emma Rendel:
An Awkwardist

Social awkwardness, repressed drives, and their sinister repercussions, lie at the heart of Emma's comics. More...
Posted: February 1, 2009


Manga-fication:
The Impact Of Manga On US Comics

Despite positive press articles on comics, the coverage of manga still leaves something to be desired. More...
Posted: April 15, 2007


P. Craig Russell:
Magnum Opus

Adapting opera into comics, P. Craig Russell unlocks the medium's expressive powers to make his pages sing. More...
Posted: November 6, 2005


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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