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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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RECENT ARTICLES

Vishwajyoti Ghosh:
Comics From A Changing India

From corruption to public kissing, Ghosh uses comics to engage head on with his nation's history & society. More...
Posted: December 11, 2014

Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
February 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 2, 2014

Art-Comics:
Artists' Lives As Graphic Novels

Fifty years after the term was coined in English, the graphic novel is flourishing, for example as great artists' biographies. More...
Posted: November 24, 2014

Max:
Comics Art in Spain

Vapor, his latest graphic novel, purifies and condenses his cartooning and thinking still further. More...
Posted: November 14, 2014

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

RANDOM ARTICLES

Ron Regé Jr:
Cute Brut

Slow down when you read his pictures and ornately lettered words and they will leave you awakened. More...
Posted: May 21, 2006

Andrzej Klimowski:
Unlocking The Secret

He questions the act of looking, being looked at, the perception of characters, narrator and reader. More...
Posted: June 4, 2006

Sequential - A New Graphic Novel App:
Interview with Russell Willis

A game-changing iPad app delivers the gold standard of digital graphic novels and not a superhero in sight. More...
Posted: May 28, 2013

Charles Burns:
Almost Inhuman

His is a black and white world, much more black than white, saturated with the darkness of the soul. More...
Posted: November 20, 2011

Jack Kirby:
A Tale To Astonish

Jack Kirby's life seemed to be one of tantalizing yet unrealised possibilities. More...
Posted: April 10, 2008

WHERE'S PAUL?

Art-Comics: Artists’ Lives As Graphic Novels
The art of graphic biographies by Steffen Kverneland, Lars Fiske, Typex, Barbara Stok & Christophe Gaultier. More...
Where: Kunstverein Kreis Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
When: November 23 to February 8, 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

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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