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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 16 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga - January 2017

A Brand New Year beckons and here are my suggestions for the comics, manga and graphics novels to look forward to and look out for. 2017 marks several anniversaries - both Jack Kirby and Will Eisner would have been 100. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

Top 16 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
January 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: November 19, 2016


Top Ten Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
December 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: October 30, 2016


Top 20 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
November 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 25, 2016


Gaijin Mangaka:
A Constant Light

A generational shift has come from the realisation that there are many alternative approaches to manga. More...
Posted: September 18, 2016


François Boucq:
Twisted Tales

This French virtuoso brings to life Jodorowsky's Westerns, Charyn's mysteries & his own delirious fantasies. More...
Posted: September 5, 2016


RANDOM ARTICLES

Posy Simmonds:
Essentially English

Her first career-spanning retrospective opens at the Belgian Comic Strip Centre. More...
Posted: June 3, 2012


Junko Mizuno:
Queen Of The Cute & Creepy

She is a quietly determined, one-of-a-kind visionary, whose global acclaim is only beginning. More...
Posted: January 7, 2007


Free Comic Book Day:
Every Day

Nearly all publishers offer unique free issues during Free Comic Book Day - all intended to hook more readers. More...
Posted: April 29, 2007


PG Previews:
September 2010

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 18, 2010


War Comics:
Reinforcing The Military's Propaganda Machine?

A faded 60s war comic proves to be a time capsule of its era and a mirror reflecting onto our own. More...
Posted: July 4, 2010


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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