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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


Best Comics, Graphic Novels and Manga Coming July 2015

Poetry Is Useless and Pain Is Really Strange! Those are the titles of two of this July's upcoming comics for your consideration on this Free Comic Book Day! Spain makes a flourish this month too with intriguing books by Joan Cornellà, Santiago Garcia and Max de Radigues, as does Israel with the Hanuka twins and Boaz Lavie on their ravishing graphic novel The Divine. Lots more to explore here, so here's hoping you find some titles special to you which you can look forward to More...


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

Sonny Liew:
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

Liew's comics of recovery & discovery can connect us to pasts that may be forgotten or never remembered. More...
Posted: April 24, 2015

Comics & Politics:
Reading Between The Panels

From Tintin to Persepolis, here are five key examples of politically significant comics & graphic novels. More...
Posted: April 14, 2015

“Dell Comics Are Good Comics”:
Donald Duck, Pogo, Little Lulu & more

In such a profit-driven industry, certain writers & artists crafted lasting triumphs of the medium. More...
Posted: April 7, 2015

Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
June 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 29, 2015


From Tintin To Perspolis

In continental Europe an extraordinarily vibrant culture of comics is flourishing. More...
Posted: November 15, 2009

Rian Hughes:
Yesterday's Tomorrows

His distinctive retro style brings a fresh design sensibility into comics. More...
Posted: June 10, 2007

Paul Gravett:
Examining The Politics Of Comics

Paul Gravett discusses the new comics anthology Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption which launches at Comica '09. More...
Posted: November 4, 2009

PG Tips No. 24:
The Best Of 2008 Part 3 - An International Perspective

Paul Gravett asks a few friends from around the world for their choices of the very best local comics of 2008. More...
Posted: January 11, 2009

Let Me Feel Your Finger First:
Ontologically Anxious Organism

Like a twisted but unified universe, fresh members keep joining this dysfunctional, discomforting 'Familienalbum'. More...
Posted: March 3, 2013


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

Dylan Horrocks in conversation with Roger Langridge
The New Zealand graphic novelists discuss their approaches at the AUSNZ Festival, hosted by Paul Gravett. £10/8/7. More...
Where: Great Hall, King's College, Strand WC2R 2LS
When: May 31, 2015 4.30-5.30pm

Comic Festival Munich 2015
With UK as guest, Dave McKean, 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

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


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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