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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


Gaijin Mangaka: A Constant Light

Something extraordinary is happening right now in the wider global manga movement outside Japan, a further sea-change in its irrepressible revolution and evolution... More...


Gaijin Mangaka:
A Constant Light

A generational shift has come from the realisation that there are many alternative approaches to manga. More...
Posted: September 18, 2016

François Boucq:
Twisted Tales

This French virtuoso brings to life Jodorowsky's Westerns, Charyn's mysteries & his own delirious fantasies. More...
Posted: September 5, 2016

Marcel Ruijters:
Hieronymus Bosch

In his graphic biography Ruijters takes great pleasure in debunking myths about Bosch. More...
Posted: August 27, 2016

Top 22 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
October 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 19, 2016

Alexander Tucker:
In The Forcefield

Running through his work is an undertow of separation, loss & longing, perhaps for transformation or transcendence. More...
Posted: August 2, 2016


Maciej Sieńczyk:
Adventures On A Desert Island

Reading the Polish writer-artist's work is like waking from one dream into another and yet another, never waking up. More...
Posted: September 14, 2014

The Shapes Of Comics To Come

Hypercomics push against the traditional constraints of the printed comics page. More...
Posted: September 5, 2010

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

Comics Britannia:
Part 2 - Girls & Boys

The gender gap in British comics meant that most boys avoided 'soppy' girls' comics. More...
Posted: December 2, 2007

World War One In Comics:
Tardi on Mills, Mills on Tardi

Vital understanding of The Great War from the French graphic novelist & the British comics writer. More...
Posted: November 6, 2014



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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