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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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Asian Comics by John A. Lent: A Book Review

Parochialism has plagued English-language comics studies for decades. Now comes John Lent’s Asian Comics, the first book-length treatment in any language of comics from almost the entirety of the region. More...

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Asian Comics:
A Book Review

The first book-length treatment in any language of comics from almost the entirety of the region. More...
Posted: April 26, 2016


Top 16 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
June 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 18, 2016


Aline Kominsky Crumb:
Me and Mr Crumb

Aline Kominsky's love affair with Robert Crumb began before they met and 45 years on it's still going strong. More...
Posted: April 3, 2016


Top 25 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
May 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 13, 2016


Tillie Walden:
That In-Between State

Close enough to her childhood & adolescence to recapture their intensity, yet with a maturity that belies her youth. More...
Posted: March 6, 2016


RANDOM ARTICLES

Make Mine Manhwa!:
Exporting Korean Comics

Can manhwa compete in an English-language market dominated by Japanese manga? More...
Posted: September 27, 2009


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


Escape Magazine:
The Great Escape Twenty Years On

Paul Gravett re-assesses the legacy of Escape, the 1980s comics anthology magazine. More...
Posted: May 7, 2006


Glyn Dillon:
The Nao of Brown

First review, interview & exclusive extra strip about this remarkable debut graphic novel. More...
Posted: August 30, 2012


PG Tips No. 32:
Graphic Novel Reviews

Paul Gravett reviews the very best of the latest graphic novel releases. More...
Posted: August 15, 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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