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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 18 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga: January 2019

Let me be perhaps the first person to wish you a Happy New Year, as I survey the new comics publications due to come into stores next January. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

Top 18 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
January 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: November 11, 2018


Top 18 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
December 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 28, 2018


Top 32 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
November 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 1, 2018


Vannak Anan Prum:
A Graphic Memoir of Modern Slavery

A Cambodian survivor of human trafficking relates his four years of slavery on a Thai fishing vessel. More...
Posted: August 27, 2018


Top 35 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
October 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 18, 2018


RANDOM ARTICLES

Next Festival:
A New Festival In Linz, Austria

A new Austrian festival celebrates German creators and explores future technologies for the medium. More...
Posted: March 15, 2009


Diabolik & Fumetti Neri:
The Italian Comics Connection

Fifty years ago, Diabolik pushed against stifling censorship to pave the way for a boom in adult comics in Italy. More...
Posted: December 30, 2012


John Miers:
Score and Script

An interview with Miers about his comics experiment & exhibition involving 23 top British cartoonists. More...
Posted: December 6, 2012


Belgian Comics:
Frames Of Reference

An exhibition part of BD Comic Strip: Brussels 2009, a year-long, city-wide programme of comics activities. More...
Posted: April 7, 2009


A Graphic Cosmogony:
In The Beginning...

Two-dozen cartoonist-shamans devise their own creation myths to explain how we all got here. More...
Posted: November 21, 2010


WHERE'S PAUL?

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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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