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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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Top 20 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga: July 2019

For me the stand-out UK highlight for this July has to be Kate Charlesworth's highly anticipated Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide, in which she vividly recreates the often hidden history of lesbians in Britain from 1950 to the present. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

Top 20 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
July 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 5, 2019


Top 34 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
June 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 7, 2019


Top 30 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
May 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 2, 2019


Top 19 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
April 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 4, 2019


Top 18 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
March 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: January 6, 2019


RANDOM ARTICLES

Olivier Kugler:
Reportage Comics

Kugler's graphic documentaries record the complex lives of displaced Syrian refugees More...
Posted: March 21, 2018


Bryan Talbot:
An Artistic Wonder From Wearside

Alice In Sunderland is a fresh retelling Lewis Carroll's stories, his young muse, and of the city of Sunderland. More...
Posted: January 6, 2008


Top 18 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
July 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 5, 2017


Mike Mignola:
To Hellboy & Back Again

A bright red child with cloven hooves, sawn-off horns, forked tail can only be called Hellboy. More...
Posted: January 22, 2006


Graphic Novels:
An Introduction

What are graphic novels? The term has become distorted with prejudices and preconceptions. More...
Posted: June 6, 2009


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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1001 Comics  You Must Read Before You Die edited by Paul Gravett

Comics Unmasked by Paul Gravett and John Harris Dunning from The British Library




Comics Art by Paul Gravett from Tate Publishing