WELCOMEExplore 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
Once a year, I get the privilege and pleasure of asking my international correspondents to review their pick of the best graphic novels and comics from their respective countries over the past year. I am always so grateful to them for sending me their considered choices and their commentaries about them. More...
RECENT ARTICLESBest Graphic Novels of 2015:
An International Perspective
Widen your horizons & explore the best of last year's comics from around the world... More...
Posted: February 8, 2016
The Secret History of Wonder Woman:
An Interview With Jill Lepore
The Harvard historian digs deep into the story behind our favourite Amazon’s unconventional creator. More...
Posted: January 10, 2016
My Top Ten Comics Of 2015:
Graphic Novels, Manga & More
Paul Gravett selects seven Top Tens of his favourite graphic novels, manga, reprints & books about comics. More...
Posted: January 1, 2016
Pablo Holmberg aka Kioskerman:
Re-Entering The Gates Of Eden
The Argentine cartoonist shows how four panels can build up over time into a world of ideas and feelings. More...
Posted: December 29, 2015
Top 17 Best Graphic Novels:
Paul Gravett selects his 17 most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 26, 2015
RANDOM ARTICLESPaul Gravett:
The Everett True Interview
What is the appeal of comics which has driven him for years to promote the medium to a wider audience? More...
Posted: October 22, 2006
Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 24, 2011
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
Extraordinary comics result from Peeters' improvised writing pictures & drawing words directly onto the page. More...
Posted: February 9, 2013
Reinhard Kleist Interview:
Harry Haft - The Boxer
Polish Jewish boxer & Holocaust survivor Harry Haft is the latest subject of Kleist's compelling graphic biographies. More...
Posted: July 6, 2014
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
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
What are graphic novels? The term has become distorted with prejudices and preconceptions. More...
Posted: June 6, 2009
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:
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