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As The Man At The Crossroads, I have been involved in comic publishing and promotion since 1981. I hope you will join me and enjoy exploring the worlds of comics, graphic novels and manga through my blog, web-articles, creator profiles, books, exhibitions and things to do listings. Paul Gravett

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RECENT ARTICLES

Knut Larsson:
Mysteries of Life

The Swedish artist's speechless, soundless 'crocotopia' brims over with eerie elegance and eloquence. More...
Posted: March 23, 2014

Comics Unmasked:
Art and Anarchy in the UK

The British Library hosts the UK's biggest comics exhibition to date on class, sexuality, violence, politics, heroes & drugs. More...
Posted: March 14, 2014

PG Previews:
May 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 2, 2014

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 & Sweden. More...
Posted: February 22, 2014

András Baranyai:
Comics in Post-Communist Hungary

Baranyai draws on his country’s fine art, illustration & graphic design for his daring constructions. More...
Posted: February 15, 2014

RANDOM ARTICLES

Will Eisner:
The Grand Master Of Comic Book Art

A pioneer of the graphic novel, he was on a life long mission to fulfil the potential of the comic medium. More...
Posted: October 16, 2005

PG Previews:
October 2013

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 27, 2013

Yoshihiro Tatsumi:
The Man, The Manga, The Movie

An interview with Eric Khoo, director of the animated documentary Tatsumi, adapted from the dark manga. More...
Posted: January 8, 2012

PG Tips No. 4:
Paul Gravett's Recommended Reading

Paul Gravett reviews more books of and about comics from his recommended reading list. More...
Posted: August 6, 2006

András Baranyai:
Comics in Post-Communist Hungary

Baranyai draws on his country’s fine art, illustration & graphic design for his daring constructions. More...
Posted: February 15, 2014

WHERE'S PAUL?

Comics Unmasked: Art & Anarchy in the UK
Exhibition on the medium's full potential, creative process & issues of gender, violence, sex, class, drugs & politics. More...
Where: PACCAR Gallery, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB
When: May 2 to August 19, 2014


European Literature Night - The Graphic Novelists
Line Hoven, Lucie Lomova & Max in conversation with Paul Gravett, includes reception & free entry to exhibition. More...
Where: British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB
When: May 14, 2014 6.30-8.30pm


Comics Unmasked: Myriad First Graphic Novel Award
Judges Meg Rosoff & Woodrow Phoenix announce the winner of this competition for unpublished cartoonists. More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1
When: May 23, 2014 6.30-8pm


Tank Girl & the Aftermath: Jamie Hewlett & Alan Martin
Tank Girl's creators Hewlett, artist & co-founder of virtual band Gorillaz, & writer Alan Martin talk with Paul Gravett. More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1
When: June 27, 2014 6.30-8.30pm


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

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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