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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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HETA-UMA & MANGARO: 40 Years Of Wild Japanese Graphics
Peter Pontiac (1951-2015)
Best Graphic Novels of 2014: An International Perspective
Dylan Horrocks: All Pens Are Magic
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RECENT ARTICLES

HETA-UMA & MANGARO:
40 Years Of Wild Japanese Graphics

Three generations of Japanese artists are spotlighted in two landmark French exhibitions of underground manga art. More...
Posted: January 23, 2015

Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels of 2014:
An International Perspective Part 1

Choices of the 1001 Comics Team from Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Serbia, South Korea & Sweden. More...
Posted: January 15, 2015

Dylan Horrocks:
All Pens Are Magic

The New Zealand-based author of Hicksville finds his way back to comics in Sam Zabel & The Magic Pen. More...
Posted: January 9, 2015

Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
March 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: January 1, 2015

PG Tips No.41: My Best Comics & Manga of 2014:
Year in Review

Paul Gravett picks his favourite, most interesting superhero-related comics, translated manga & books about comics. More...
Posted: December 28, 2014

RANDOM ARTICLES

Great British Comics Now:
Part 1

There's a genuine vibrancy and variety to homegrown, UK-originated comics today. More...
Posted: August 1, 2010

PG Tips No. 34:
Obvious Impostures

Graphic novelists bring their idiosyncratic vision and personal perspective to adapt pre-existing texts into comics. More...
Posted: May 22, 2011

Frank Miller:
It's Miller Time

He subverts the superheroes into a satire of political corruption, flabby liberalism and media babble. More...
Posted: May 14, 2006

Rob Dunlop & Peter Lumby:
Tozzer

Tozzer has more gags per second than a supermodel in a restaurant toilet. More...
Posted: June 11, 2006

PG Tips No. 20:
Art Books On Comic Art

In a PG Tips special edition, Paul reviews three new books of and about the art of comics. More...
Posted: July 13, 2008

WHERE'S PAUL?

Art-Comics: Artists’ Lives As Graphic Novels
The art of graphic biographies by Steffen Kverneland, Lars Fiske, Typex, Barbara Stok & Christophe Gaultier. More...
Where: Kunstverein Kreis Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
When: November 23 to February 8, 2015


42nd Angoulême International Comics Festival
World's biggest & best comics festival (excl. Asia) spotlights Watterson, Kirby, Tove Jansson, Jiro Taniguchi & more. More...
Where: Angoulême, France
When: January 29 to February 1, 2015


Free Lecture: Paul Gravett on Comics Art
To mark the 'finissage' of the Kunstverein's Art-Comics exhibition, Gravett gives a free illustrated lecture. More...
Where: Kunstverein Kreis Ludwigsburg, Germany
When: February 5, 2015 6.30pm


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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