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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 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga: January 2019

Let me be perhaps the first person to wish you a Happy New Year, as I survey the new comics publications due to come into stores next January. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

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


Top 32 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
November 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 1, 2018


Vannak Anan Prum:
A Graphic Memoir of Modern Slavery

A Cambodian survivor of human trafficking relates his four years of slavery on a Thai fishing vessel. More...
Posted: August 27, 2018


Top 35 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
October 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 18, 2018


RANDOM ARTICLES

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


Matt Broersma:
We're Not In Texas Anymore

He is weaving together quirky dreams, unresolved intrigues and striking atmospheric landscapes. More...
Posted: June 18, 2006


Bernie Krigstein:
The Right To Silence

When he turned his back on the comicbook industry 50 years ago, the medium lost a genuine visionary. More...
Posted: June 8, 2008


Tove Jansson:
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


Maciej Sieńczyk:
Adventures On A Desert Island

Reading the Polish writer-artist's work is like waking from one dream into another and yet another, never waking up. More...
Posted: September 14, 2014


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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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