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Alice:
Loves Little Lesions

Disturbing evocations of disturbed childhoods overrun Simon Henwood's experimental 1990's UK anthology. More...
Posted: August 5, 2012


Rewriting Comics History:
Changing Perspectives

The history of the comics medium is not yet fully researched and written, with many figures and events being overlooked. More...
Posted: July 29, 2012


PG Previews:
September 2012

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 22, 2012


On Eagle’s Wings:
The British Comics Boom 1950-1969

When Britain was a world powerhouse of comics publishing, commissioning national & international illustrators. More...
Posted: July 16, 2012


PG Tips No. 36:
New Graphic Novels

Press reviews of recent releases by Karrie Fransman, Mary & Bryan Talbot, Nye Wright and Simone Lia. More...
Posted: July 8, 2012


Joumana Medelj:
Lebanon's First Superheroine

Meet the Beirut-based creator of Malaak, a distinctly local superheroine and the first of her kind in Lebanon. More...
Posted: July 1, 2012


Frederik Peeters:
The Uncertainty Principle

This versatile Swiss graphic novelist sidesteps formulas to keep surprising himself as much as his readers. More...
Posted: June 24, 2012


Kapow! 2012:
A Report

The key to Kapow!'s success is pulling in punters who may not be avid comic readers already. More...
Posted: June 17, 2012


PG Previews:
August 2012

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 10, 2012


Posy Simmonds:
Essentially English

Her first career-spanning retrospective opens at the Belgian Comic Strip Centre. More...
Posted: June 3, 2012


Mark Beyer:
More Disturbing Evenings

After sixteen years, Beyer makes a surprise return to Amy & Jordan, his signature avatars. More...
Posted: May 27, 2012


PG Previews:
July 2012

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 20, 2012


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


Napoli Comicon:
Diabolik, Moebius, Moore & More

The 14th Comicon in Naples made some bold changes which heralded significant growth for the years ahead. More...
Posted: May 6, 2012


Max:
Panoptica 1973-2011

The worlds of Disney and Lovecraft collide in the amazing comics of Spain's Max. More...
Posted: May 1, 2012


PG Previews:
June 2012

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 22, 2012


Tom Gauld:
Goliath and Other Giants

Gauld's comics often play with contrasts in scale, between people, objects and ideas. More...
Posted: April 15, 2012


Robert Crumb:
Interview

On the eve of his first major museum retrospective in Paris, Crumb looks back and looks ahead. More...
Posted: April 8, 2012


Morgenstadt 2050:
Stories from Today & Tomorrow

Berlin comics group Moga Mobo join Asian artists to explore sustainability issues in the cities of today and the future. More...
Posted: April 1, 2012


PG Previews:
May 2012

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 26, 2012


British Comics:
75 Years of Fun & Thrills

The ten much-loved figures on these stamps have had an enduring appeal to their original readership. More...
Posted: March 16, 2012


Arvon Foundation:
Graphic Novel Courses

Katie Greene and Paula Knight reveal how attending these intensive courses has enriched their comics. More...
Posted: March 11, 2012


39th Angoulême International Comics Festival:
A Short Report

The French festival provides a four-day tour de force at the cutting edge of comics. More...
Posted: March 4, 2012


PG Previews:
April 2012

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 26, 2012


Luke Pearson:
Dull Ache

Pearson's comics invite us to notice what goes unnoticed, the bizarre behind the banal. More...
Posted: February 19, 2012


PG Tips -The Best of 2011:
An International Perspective

Friends from around the world select their choices of the very best local comics of 2011. More...
Posted: February 11, 2012


British Comics:
A Cultural History

British comics is a vast landscape which any single volume would struggle to map out fully. More...
Posted: February 5, 2012


PG Previews:
March 2012

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: January 31, 2012


Current Comics In The Middle East:
No Laughing Matter

One measure of the freedom of expression in any society is how outspoken its cartoonists are allowed to be. More...
Posted: January 22, 2012


Zeina Abirached:
A Game for Swallows

She is still haunted by her birthplace, Beirut, which is as much a character as a location in her graphic narratives. More...
Posted: January 15, 2012


Grzegorz Rosinski:
Thorgal

With sales in the millions, it's a highly successful and original hybrid of adventure, mythology and science fiction. More...
Posted: January 1, 2012


PG Previews:
February 2012

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 26, 2011


Joe Sacco:
From Witness To Historian

How have his narrative techniques and personal motivations evolved in his reportage comics? More...
Posted: December 18, 2011


PG Previews:
January 2012

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 4, 2011


Art Spiegelman:
MetaMaus

A guided tour through the layers of thinking, practice, references and emotions behind his enigmatic mask. More...
Posted: November 27, 2011


Charles Burns:
Almost Inhuman

His is a black and white world, much more black than white, saturated with the darkness of the soul. More...
Posted: November 20, 2011


David B.:
The Armour Of The Night

For him the ritual of drawing holds a special power through his life. More...
Posted: November 13, 2011


Savage Pencil & Chris Long:
Battle Of The Eyes

The 1980s British 'ideologically insane' post-punk art-gang reforms as a duo. More...
Posted: November 7, 2011


PG Previews:
December 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: October 30, 2011


Dr. Chris Murray:
Comics Studies In The UK

From festivals to the first MLitt, Dundee is at the heart of the progress of comics within the UK educational field. More...
Posted: October 23, 2011


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


Great British Comics Now:
21st Century Comics

Despite some rumours to the contrary, British comics are enjoying rude health and vital diversity. More...
Posted: October 9, 2011


Dave Gibbons:
Visions Of The Future

An interview with the Watchmen co-creator & star guest at BD & Comics Passion this weekend. More...
Posted: October 4, 2011


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


PG Previews:
November 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 25, 2011


Reinhard Kleist:
Cuba & Castro

Asked by his publishers to visit any country he liked to create an illustrated travelogue, Kleist chose Cuba. More...
Posted: September 17, 2011


9/11:
The Past & The Future

Joe Sacco and David B address the issues raised by the terrorist attacks on America. More...
Posted: September 11, 2011


PG Tips No. 35:
In Times of Love and War

Moments become transfixed in memory, freeze-framed like a panel in a comic, always there to return to. More...
Posted: September 4, 2011


Anthony Earnshaw:
The Imp of Surrealism

The Wokker strip has lost none of its essentially Northern English absurdist delirium. More...
Posted: August 28, 2011


PG Previews:
October 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 22, 2011


Marjane Satrapi:
The Power Of Memory

She relates with great humanity and humour growing up in Tehran under the Islamic regime. More...
Posted: August 14, 2011


Comics & Conflicts:
Comics Go To War

A conference and activities day explore how comics represent the experience of war and conflict. More...
Posted: August 9, 2011


Alan Moore:
Storyteller

Of the many stories he has told, his ongoing odyssey of self-creation is almost certainly the most fantastical. More...
Posted: July 31, 2011


Grant Morrison:
Supergods

Morrison takes a detached perspective on the legal travesties inflicted upon the creators of Superman. More...
Posted: July 24, 2011


PG Previews:
September 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 17, 2011


Comics Culture in Yugoslavia:
World-Class Innovators & Remarkable Visionaries

This new book really blows the lid off of a treasure chest brimming with a cornucopia of gems More...
Posted: July 10, 2011


SVK:
Tricks Of The Eye

The use of perceptual magic tricks in comics is not quite as revolutionary as you might think. More...
Posted: July 3, 2011


PG Previews:
August 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 26, 2011


Jerry Moriarty:
Jerry Loves Jazz

He has secretly turned memories of his father into subtle pictures of middle America. More...
Posted: June 19, 2011


Winshluss:
Unhappily Ever After

The French underground cartoonist and film-maker unleashes his wicked, warped humour. More...
Posted: June 12, 2011


Kapow! Comic Con:
Multi-Media Crossover Appeal

This new London convention drew over 5,100 visitors with a canny mix of TV, film and games related celebrities. More...
Posted: June 5, 2011


PG Previews:
July 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 29, 2011


PG Tips No. 34:
Obvious Impostures

Graphic novelists bring their idiosyncratic vision and personal perspective to adapt pre-existing texts into comics. More...
Posted: May 22, 2011


Finnish Comics Annual 2011:
The Finnish Line

How do today's Finnish comics really compare to the output of other nations? More...
Posted: May 15, 2011


Jon McNaught:
Printing Comics

McNaught is making his name as one of Britain's most sophisticated poets in comics. More...
Posted: May 8, 2011


Street Angel:
Unpredictable, Unstoppable & Unforgettable

Prepare to enjoy a condensed, intense, hugely enjoyable mash-up of pop-culture tributes. More...
Posted: May 1, 2011


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


Lorenzo Mattotti:
The Magic & Music Of Comics

His revolutionary album Fires set the medium ablaze with possibility and poetry. More...
Posted: April 17, 2011


Renée French:
Micrographica

No matter how odd or disturbing her drawings, there is always a beauty to her ethereal draughtsmanship. More...
Posted: April 10, 2011


Angoulême 2011:
The Biggest & Best Comics Festival In The World

The San Diego Comicon pales next to Angoulême's quarter of a million visitors. More...
Posted: April 3, 2011


PG Previews:
May 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 27, 2011


Jean Van Hamme:
XIII

A conspiracy thriller with gripping narratives, compelling characterisation and a complex, unpredictable plot. More...
Posted: March 20, 2011


Javier Mariscal:
Los Garriris

His next film project and exhibition reunite him with his talismanic cartoon critters Los Garriris. More...
Posted: March 13, 2011


Milo Manara:
Italian Comics Maestro

This Italian artist and author is one of the world's greatest illustrators of sensuous females in comics. More...
Posted: March 6, 2011


PG Previews:
April 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 27, 2011


William Goldsmith:
Vignettes Of Ystov

He imagines a bleak but whimsical East European metropolis named Ystov and its eccentric citizens. More...
Posted: February 20, 2011


PG Tips - Best Of 2010:
An International Perspective - Part 3

Even more friends from around the world select their choices of the very best local comics of 2010. More...
Posted: February 13, 2011


PG Tips - The Best Of 2010:
An International Perspective - Part 2

More friends from around the world select their choices of the very best local comics of 2010. More...
Posted: February 6, 2011


George Luks:
A Comics Pioneer

Largely sidelined by the art world, Luks has not fared a great deal better at the hands of most comics historians. More...
Posted: January 30, 2011


PG Tips - The Best Of 2010:
An International Perspective - Part 1

Friends from around the world select their choices of the very best local comics of 2010. More...
Posted: January 23, 2011


PG Previews:
March 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: January 16, 2011


Moebius & Jean Giraud:
Leading a Double Life - Part 2

Two of France's geniuses of contemporary comics are in fact one man. More...
Posted: January 9, 2011


PG Tips - The Best Of 2010:
Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue

A year end review of the best comics, graphic novels and manga of 2010. More...
Posted: January 2, 2011


PG Tips No. 33:
After Tintin & The Little Prince...

A number of current graphic novels literally let us see inside another person's head. More...
Posted: December 26, 2010


Moebius & Jean Giraud:
Leading A Double-Life - Part 1

From sci-fi fantasies to gritty westerns, welcome to the incredible double life of France's comics geniuses. More...
Posted: December 19, 2010


Mustashrik:
Smoke Outside Please

Like his comics and art, Mustashrik comfortably bestrides multiple media and cross-cultural influences. More...
Posted: December 12, 2010


PG Previews:
February 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 5, 2010


Great British Comics Now:
Part 3

A review of recent British comics to co-incide with the events at the 2010 Comica Festival. More...
Posted: November 29, 2010


A Graphic Cosmogony:
In The Beginning...

Two-dozen cartoonist-shamans devise their own creation myths to explain how we all got here. More...
Posted: November 21, 2010


John Russell:
Vermillion Vortex

Addressing the visual-verbal interplays of comics, Russell has developed an arresting short 'drawn film'. More...
Posted: November 14, 2010


PG Previews:
January 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: November 7, 2010


Great British Comics Now:
Part 2

Explore today's homegrown, hand-crafted, human-scale, heartfelt comics 'Made in Britain'. More...
Posted: November 2, 2010


That’s Novel:
Lifting Comics From The Page!

Surveying today's innovators in the comics medium with a special emphasis on the British-based cutting edge. More...
Posted: October 24, 2010


Indian Comics:
A Visual Renaissance

Several interesting trends have been emerging in recent years in Indian comics. More...
Posted: October 18, 2010


PG Previews:
December 2010

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: October 10, 2010


From Iky Mo To Lord Horror:
Representations Of Jews In British Comics

How have representations of Jewish characters in British comics changed over the years? More...
Posted: October 3, 2010


Manga Impact:
How Manga Reinvented Comics

For the 5th Anniversary of this site, an essay on how manga continues to enrich the medium today. More...
Posted: September 26, 2010


Adam Dant:
Doctor London

Dant's drawings, as seen in Hypercomics, are puzzles layered with apocryphal theories and arcane references. More...
Posted: September 19, 2010


PG Previews:
November 2010

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 12, 2010


Hypercomics:
The Shapes Of Comics To Come

Hypercomics push against the traditional constraints of the printed comics page. More...
Posted: September 5, 2010


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