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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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Maciej Sieńczyk: Adventures on a Desert Island
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RECENT ARTICLES

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

Keiichi Tanaami:
Manga and Pop Art

His childhood experiences would fuel a lifetime of diverse, determined self-expression in a wide range of media. More...
Posted: September 7, 2014

Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
November 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 31, 2014

Matilda Tristram:
Probably Nothing, Definitely Something

A funny, moving, forthright diary in comics of her experiences & feelings of being pregnant & diagnosed with cancer. More...
Posted: August 9, 2014

Jacques Tardi:
Goddamn This War!

In Tardi's ongoing oeuvre, the unlearnt lessons of war after war have rarely been so forcefully communicated. More...
Posted: August 4, 2014

RANDOM ARTICLES

Britain’s Great Comics:
Is It Time For A Renaissance?

It's in the dictionaries, bookshops and cultural parlance, yet some people still haven't heard of a graphic novel. More...
Posted: July 20, 2008

British Comics:
New Brits On The Block - Part 2

Six recent Brit books prove that the UK still has a vibrant comics scene. More...
Posted: April 2, 2006

Great British Comics:
Nostalgia Ain't What It Used To Be

Nostalgia rules as past treasures from yellowing British comics are now being properly reappraised and reprinted. More...
Posted: September 2, 2007

Napoli Comicon:
Diabolik, Moebius, Moore & More

The 14th Comicon in Naples made some bold changes which heralded significant growth for the years ahead. More...
Posted: May 6, 2012

Mustashrik:
Smoke Outside Please

Like his comics and art, Mustashrik comfortably bestrides multiple media and cross-cultural influences. More...
Posted: December 12, 2010

WHERE'S PAUL?

Thought Bubble Festival 2014
Scott Snyder, Adam Hughes, Jill Tamaki & Jeff Lemire join guests in panels, workshops, exhibits, weekend Convention & British Comic Awards. More...
Where: New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries & other venues, Leeds
When: November 9 to November 16, 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

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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