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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


Screenings of ‘Seth’s Dominion’ Documentary
Yoshitomo Nara Exhibition at Dairy Art Centre, London
Terror & Wonder: The Gothic Imagination at The British Library
This Website’s 9th Birthday!


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
December 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 28, 2014

Jean-Claude Forest’s Barbarella:
A Landmark in Adult French Comics

Barbarella was a truly liberating creation, not only for her creator but also for French & international comics. More...
Posted: September 25, 2014

Maciej Sieńczyk:
Adventures On A Desert Island

Reading the Polish writer-artist's work is like waking from one dream into another and yet another, never waking up. More...
Posted: September 14, 2014

Keiichi Tanaami:
Manga and Pop Art

His childhood experiences would fuel a lifetime of diverse, determined self-expression in a wide range of media. More...
Posted: September 7, 2014

Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
November 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 31, 2014


Margaret Thatcher in British Comics:
Lest We Forget

How did Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Eddie Campbell, Raymond Briggs & others portray The Iron Lady in their comics? More...
Posted: April 14, 2013

Britain’s Great Comics:
Is It Time For A Renaissance?

It's in the dictionaries, bookshops and cultural parlance, yet some people still haven't heard of a graphic novel. More...
Posted: July 20, 2008

John Miers:
Score and Script

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

Art Spiegelman:

Neurotic or genius, or both, Art Spiegelman is an unflinching analyst of himself and the medium he adores. More...
Posted: February 27, 2009

Anne Opotowsky:
The Walled City Trilogy

The award-winning writer turns her fascination with the Walled City of Kowloon into a remarkable graphic novel trilogy. More...
Posted: June 15, 2014


The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Guests include Scott McCloud, Jeff Smith, Gail Simone, Eddie Campbell, Joost Swarte, Junko Mizuno & many more! More...
Where: Kendal, Cumbria
When: October 17 to October 20, 2014

Comica Symposium 2014 : Transitions 5
Free symposium promoting new multi-disciplinary directions in academic study of comics. More...
Where: School of Arts, 43 Gordon Sq, Birkbeck, WC1E 7HX
When: October 25, 2014 10am-5pm

Art-Comics: Artists’ Lives As Graphic Novels
The art of graphic biographies by Steffen Kverneland, Lars Fiske, Typex, Barbara Stok & Clément Oubrerie. More...
Where: Kunstverein Kreis Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
When: November 23 to February 8, 2015

SOBD 2014: Salon des Ouvrages sur la Bande dessinée
With Hannah Berry, Dave McKean, Kevin O'Neill & Paul Gravett & David B. exhibit. Free with online invite. Fri pros only. More...
Where: 48 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris
When: November 28 to November 30, 2014


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

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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