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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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RECENT ARTICLES

Junko Mizuno:
Crazy In A Good Way

Now based in the USA, she makes paintings, rock posters, vinyl figures & manga mixing cute with creepy & erotic. More...
Posted: October 17, 2014

Richard Graham:
Life Drawing

Making is at the core of the multiple practices of this London-based artist & fabricator. More...
Posted: October 13, 2014

PG Tips No.39 Graphic Novel Reviews:
From Music of the Depression to Today's Financial Crisis

Reviews of The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics, Supercrash, Woody Guthrie, Robert Moses & The Motherless Oven. More...
Posted: October 9, 2014

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

RANDOM ARTICLES

PG Tips No. 28:
The Best Of 2009: An International Perspective Part 2

More friends from around the world select their choices of the very best local comics of 2009. More...
Posted: January 17, 2010

Anton Kannemeyer:
Bitterkomix

Does resurrecting racist imagery to condemn racism also serve to feed prejudices further? More...
Posted: August 30, 2009

Jack Kirby:
A Tale To Astonish

Jack Kirby's life seemed to be one of tantalizing yet unrealised possibilities. More...
Posted: April 10, 2008

London Super Comic Convention:
A First-Year Report

A rare example of a mass-appeal comics expo without a movie-star or other media celebrities in sight. More...
Posted: May 9, 2012

Angoulême 2007:
The International BD Festival

Changes at the 34th Festival International de la Bande Dessinée were not to everyone's liking. More...
Posted: February 4, 2007

WHERE'S PAUL?

Comica Festival: Goddamn This War! - Tardi & Pat Mills
In his first UK public interview the French author discusses anti-war comics with the Charley's War writer. £10/6. More...
Where: Auditorium, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0DT
When: November 10, 2014 7.00-8.30pm


S.M.A.S.H.: Symposium on Matters of Art, Storytelling & History
Three free panels with Hannah Berry, Alex Fitch, Ilya, John Miers, Woodrow Phoenix, Ben Smith, Paul Gravett & others. More...
Where: Barbican Library, Level 2, Barbican Centre, EC2Y 8DS
When: November 15, 2014 12.30-3.30pm


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


K: Kafka In Komiks Launch Party
Exhibit launch of comics versions of Kafka's work with Jaromir 99 talking to Paul Gravett & playing with his band. Free. More...
Where: Goethe-Institut Library, 50 Princes Gate, SW7 2PH
When: November 25, 2014 from 6.30pm


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


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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