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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 32 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga: November 2018

For me absolute top billing this November has to be the brand-new graphic novel by British wonder Posy Simmonds, Cassandra Darke, her first since Tamara Drewe. I've read it and it may well be her best work yet. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

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


Steve Ditko: Ditko Unleashed:
A Major Retrospective Exhibition

The first major retrospective of the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. More...
Posted: July 7, 2018


Top 25 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
September 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 6, 2018


RANDOM ARTICLES

PG Tips Special:
Graphic Novels - An Eloquent Allusiveness

Where else can we examine past, present and future all at once before our eyes, and hold a life in our hands? More...
Posted: August 2, 2009


Max:
Panoptica 1973-2011

The worlds of Disney and Lovecraft collide in the amazing comics of Spain's Max. More...
Posted: May 1, 2012


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
PG Previews March 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: January 6, 2014


Superheroes:
We Can Be Heroes

It's clear that, outside of the giant playpens of Marvel and DC, superheroes can proliferate as never before. More...
Posted: July 29, 2007


Mangaphobia:
Don't Make Those Manga Eyes At Me!

"Will a single manga style suffocate originality in comics in the same way that Marvel and DC have for so long?" More...
Posted: March 28, 2010


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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