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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: December 2017

The year 2017 ends on some high notes, notably the first part of Inside Moebius in English at last, a late, great, playful outpouring of free-form invention by the magisterial Moebius, and a long-overdue compendium of Ken Reid's unique grotesqueries in the British comedy Faceache. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

Top 20 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
December 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: October 18, 2017


Top 26 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
November 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 15, 2017


Orijit Sen:
His River of Stories

His plea for environmental sanity is recognised as India’s first non-fiction graphic novel. More...
Posted: August 16, 2017


Hostage:
How Do You Survive When All Hope Is Lost?

Guy Delisle chronicles the endurance of a kidnap victim in solitary confinement. More...
Posted: August 12, 2017


Top 37 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
October 2017

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


RANDOM ARTICLES

Masters Of American Comics:
Comic Art Comes In From The Cold

Is the art world's latest attempt to understand comics another fleeting flirtation? More...
Posted: August 27, 2006


Frames of Mind:
Reflections on Medicine in Comics

Audio, images & clips from my Keynote Overview for the 2013 Brighton Graphic Medicine Conference. More...
Posted: July 21, 2013


Stripped at Edinburgh Book Festival:
A New Programme & Award

Edinburgh celebrates comics & graphic novels in style this August with a packed programme & new award. More...
Posted: July 1, 2013


Josh Neufeld:
A.D.: New Orleans After The Deluge

Devastating events can be hard to grasp, but Neufeld pulls us into individual experiences of loss and survival. More...
Posted: August 23, 2009


Top 35 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
May 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 11, 2017


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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