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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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Karrie Fransman: Death Of The Artist

Karrie Fransman's second graphic novel Death Of The Artist asks whether youthful dreams are inevitably snuffed out by adulthood's encroaching responsibilities. More...

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Karrie Fransman:
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


Woodrow Phoenix:
Empathy Generators

Phoenix keeps setting himself challenges to refine & re-define the medium, and exceeding them. More...
Posted: June 13, 2015


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
August 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 1, 2015


Hervé Di Rosa:
The Last Comic

The French artist doesn't cite comics in a superficial way, he incorporates their techniques into his work. More...
Posted: May 13, 2015


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
July 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 2, 2015


RANDOM ARTICLES

PG Tips - The Best Of 2010:
An International Perspective - Part 2

More friends from around the world select their choices of the very best local comics of 2010. More...
Posted: February 6, 2011


PG Previews:
November 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 25, 2011


PG Previews:
October 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 22, 2011


PG Previews:
June 2012

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 22, 2012


Superheroes & Propaganda:
A Time For Heroes

Superheroes have been co-opted for government propaganda purposes since the 40s. More...
Posted: June 22, 2008


WHERE'S PAUL?

Drawing Your Attention: Comics in The Arab World
Asia Alfasi, Lena Merhej (Samandal) & Andeel (Tok-Tok) talk at Shubbak Literature Festival with Paul Gravett. More...
Where: British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB
When: July 26, 2015 11am-12.15pm



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


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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