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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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Matilda 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

Jacques Tardi:
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:
October 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 29, 2014

Emmanuel Guibert:
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


David Heatley:
My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down

His comics lay bare our inner turmoils, frustrations and self-recriminations with a wry, warm candour. More...
Posted: December 13, 2008

Roz Chast:
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

PG Previews:
April 2010

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 21, 2010

Angoulême 2013:
A Report

Two British creators scooped prizes at this year's 40th Angoulême International Comics Festival... More...
Posted: March 31, 2013

Posy Simmonds:
Essentially English

Her first career-spanning retrospective opens at the Belgian Comic Strip Centre. More...
Posted: June 3, 2012


Gekiga: The Evolution of Alternative Manga
Mitsuhiro Asakawa traces Gekiga's origins, social issues & major artists. Free but please book. More...
Where: Japan Foundation, 10-12 Russell Sq., London WC1B 5EH
When: September 25, 2014 6.30pm


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

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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