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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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Enter the 9th FNAC-Salamandra International Graphic Novel Prize

This competition is open to all nationalities and languages. The FNAC-Salamandra International Graphic Novel Prize goes to an original, totally new and completely unpublished graphic novel. More...

RECENT ARTICLES

Keiji Nakazawa:
Barefoot In Hiroshima

With its powerful anti-nuclear and anti-war message, would Barefoot Gen be published in the Japan of today? More...
Posted: August 5, 2015


Pulp Festival:
Comics Art At The Crossroads

What position do comics occupy today as an art form? A Paris contemporary art festival maps uncharted territories. More...
Posted: July 30, 2015


Sung-hee Kim:
Seeking Truths in Korean Manhwa

This conscientious Korean cartoonist dares to tackle politicians, corporations & injustices in her comics journalism. More...
Posted: July 20, 2015


Learning To Read From Comics:
Comics As Gateways To Literacy

Two schoolteachers reveal how The Arrival & Mouse Guard instilled their students with a love of reading. More...
Posted: July 12, 2015


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
September 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings.l More...
Posted: July 5, 2015


RANDOM ARTICLES

Sung-hee Kim:
Seeking Truths in Korean Manhwa

This conscientious Korean cartoonist dares to tackle politicians, corporations & injustices in her comics journalism. More...
Posted: July 20, 2015


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
October 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 29, 2014


British Comics:
New Brits On The Block - Part 2

Six recent Brit books prove that the UK still has a vibrant comics scene. More...
Posted: April 2, 2006


Neal Fox & Les Coleman:
How To Make It In The Art Business

Their caricatures skewer celebrities, the gigantism of puffed-up public art, inflated egos and budgets. More...
Posted: October 16, 2011


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
January 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: October 29, 2014


WHERE'S PAUL?

From Mickey Mouse To Maus: How Comics Became Graphic Novels
Paul Gravett discusses the graphic novel with Jed Falby, author of Le Train de Michel, the true story of French Resistance hero Michael Holland. More...
Where: Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, Public Hall
When: September 18, 2015 4.30pm



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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