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 ARTICLESMatilda Tristram:
Probably Nothing, Definitely Something
A funny, moving, forthright diary in comics of her experiences & feelings of being pregnant & diagnosed with cancer. More...
Posted: August 9, 2014
Goddamn This War!
In Tardi's ongoing oeuvre, the unlearnt lessons of war after war have rarely been so forcefully communicated. More...
Posted: August 4, 2014
PG Tips No.38:
Graphic Novels & Memoirs Round-Up
My reviews of Seconds, Through The Woods, Fatherland, Probably Nothing, How The World Was & To End All Wars. More...
Posted: August 2, 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: July 29, 2014
Memories And Memoirs
From war-torn Afghanistan to L.A. a century ago, Guibert turns his friends' memories into unforgettable memoirs. More...
Posted: July 21, 2014
RANDOM ARTICLESJunko Mizuno:
Queen Of The Cute & Creepy
She is a quietly determined, one-of-a-kind visionary, whose global acclaim is only beginning. More...
Posted: January 7, 2007
A Graphic History Vol 1
Tim Pilcher's Erotic Comics is a highly illustrated romp through the history of sex in comics. More...
Posted: November 20, 2008
The Man at the Crossroads
Gravett is profiled by Ana Merino for Leer Magazine & interviewed by Richard Graham on Comics Bubble. More...
Posted: January 13, 2014
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Chast looks back with ambivalent humour and hindsight to the final years of her parents who died in their nineties. More...
Posted: June 21, 2014
Stretched To His Limits
What could have driven Jack Cole, in the prime of his career, to buy a rifle and shoot himself in the head? More...
Posted: August 31, 2008
WHERE'S PAUL?Stripped 2014 Presents: Art and Anarchy in the UK
Paul Gravett & John Harris Dunning highlight how British comics address politics, gender, violence & sexuality. £7/5 More...
Where: Edinburgh International Book Festival
When: August 24, 2014 8.30-9.30pm
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