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
Budding South Korean writer and artist Sung-hee Kim began by majoring in international economics to please her parents, until one day the wind wafted a copy of the student newspaper across her path. “I took this as the answer,” she recalls. “I joined the newsroom and became the paper’s editorial cartoonist.” Her true calling had begun. More...
RECENT ARTICLESSung-hee Kim:
Seeking Truths in Korean Manhwa
This conscientious Korean cartoonist dares to tackle politicians, corporations & injustices in her comics journalism. More...
Posted: July 20, 2015
Learning To Read From Comics:
Comics As Gateways To Literacy
Two schoolteachers reveal how The Arrival & Mouse Guard instilled their students with a love of reading. More...
Posted: July 12, 2015
Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings.l More...
Posted: July 5, 2015
Death Of The Artist
Fransman's latest asks if youthful dreams are inevitably snuffed out by adulthood's encroaching responsibilities. More...
Posted: June 21, 2015
Phoenix keeps setting himself challenges to refine & re-define the medium, and exceeding them. More...
Posted: June 13, 2015
RANDOM ARTICLESReinhard Kleist:
I See A Darkness
Reinhard Kleist discusses his critically acclaimed biography of Johnny Cash, I See A Darkness. More...
Posted: November 19, 2009
Alan Moore reveals the story behind his controversial new graphic novel, Lost Girls. More...
Posted: April 1, 2007
Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 20, 2012
The Awe and The Awfulness
Deforge wants his whole world filled with a prickly, hostile energy vibrating beneath the surface. More...
Posted: October 21, 2013
Examining The Politics Of Comics
Paul Gravett discusses the new comics anthology Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption which launches at Comica '09. More...
Posted: November 4, 2009
WHERE'S PAUL?3rd International Comics Days Conference
Trina Robbins, Ian Gordon & Paul Gravett join local creators & academics for 4 days of talks, panels & events. More...
Where: Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
When: August 18 to August 22, 2015
From Mickey Mouse To Maus: How Comics Became Graphic Novels
Paul Gravett discusses the graphic novel with Jed Falby, author of Le Train de Michel, the true story of French Resistance hero Michael Holland. More...
Where: Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, Public Hall
When: September 18, 2015 4.30pm
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Guests include Darwyn Cooke & a Canadian contingent superstars & many more UK & international guests ! More...
Where: Kendal, Cumbria
When: October 16 to October 19, 2015
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