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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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Interviewing Scott McCloud Tonight on Will Eisner’s Birthday!

I'm really looking forward to talking with Scott McCloud tonight at the latest Comica Conversation to be held at The British Library. McCloud is over on a UK tour to publicise his much-anticipated graphic novel The Sculptor, published here by SelfMadeHero, as well as covering his earlier graphic novels and his landmark explanation of the medium Understanding Comics. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
May 2015

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


Top Ten Sheep Comics:
Wild, woolly & wonderful!

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with these baa-rilliant, ram-paging, sheep-tastic comics just for ewe! More...
Posted: February 21, 2015


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
April 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 15, 2015


My Kirby Favourite:
The Girl Who Tempted Me!

Emotional subtlety and steamy sexuality permeate many of the romance comics of Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. More...
Posted: February 12, 2015


Maurice Vellekoop:
Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art Of Maurice Vellekoop

The Canadian author & illustrator of comics & erotica is planning his coming-out & coming-of-age graphic memoir More...
Posted: February 8, 2015


RANDOM ARTICLES

PG Previews:
June 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 24, 2011


PG Tips - Best of 2013:
An International Perspective Part 1

The best comics from around our Comics Planet, from Argentina, South Korea, New Zealand & beyond! More...
Posted: January 21, 2014


Classics Illustrated:
A Cultural History

After food, clothing, shelter and companionship, our other primal need will always be for classic good stories. More...
Posted: April 30, 2006


Comic Conventions:
The Pros Of Cons

What are the benefits of attending and exhibiting at comics festivals and conventions? More...
Posted: November 8, 2009


History & Biography:
Comics Unexplored Territories

Art Spiegelman's Maus was the graphic novel that lit the way into underexplored territories for comics. More...
Posted: December 3, 2006


WHERE'S PAUL?

Comica & SelfMade Hero Present: Scott McCloud
McCloud gives an exclusive live presentation of his graphic novel The Sculptor & talks with Paul Gravett. Tickets £8/6/5. More...
Where: British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB
When: March 6, 2015 6.30-8.30pm



ARTE & La Ferme du Bussion present: PULP Festival
Comics at the Crossroads of the Arts with Loo Hui Phang, Philippe Dupuy, Ruppert & Mulot, Dubeurme, Sacco & more. More...
Where: Ferme du Buisson, 77186 Noisiel, France
When: April 10 to April 13, 2015



Pablo: The Graphic Novel
Julie Birmant & Clément Oubrerie discuss their graphic biography of Picasso with Paul Gravett. Free but please book. More...
Where: Institut français, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
When: April 15, 2015 7-8.30pm



Wonderlands: The UK Graphic Novel Expo Sunderland
With Bryan & Mary Talbot, Dave Gibbons, Posy Simmonds, Dylan Horrocks, Hunt Emerson & Paul Gravett. More...
Where: University of Sunderland, City Campus, Sunderland
When: May 30, 2015



Comic Festival Munich 2015
From guest country Britain, Dave McKean, Frank Quitely, Bryan & Mary Talbot & more attend, plus exhibits, fair & Awards. More...
Where: Various venues, Munich, Germany
When: June 4 to June 8, 2015



ELCAF 2015: 4th East London Comics & Arts Festival
Curated festival of worldwide comics & graphic talent expanding to two days. Table applications now open. More...
Where: Venue tbc
When: June 20 to June 22, 2015



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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