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Top 20 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
July 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 5, 2019


Top 34 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
June 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 7, 2019


Top 30 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
May 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 2, 2019


Top 19 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
April 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 4, 2019


Top 18 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
March 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: January 6, 2019


Top 22 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
February 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 3, 2018


Top 18 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
January 2019

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: November 11, 2018


Top 18 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
December 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 28, 2018


Top 32 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
November 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 1, 2018


Vannak Anan Prum:
A Graphic Memoir of Modern Slavery

A Cambodian survivor of human trafficking relates his four years of slavery on a Thai fishing vessel. More...
Posted: August 27, 2018


Top 35 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
October 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 18, 2018


Steve Ditko: Ditko Unleashed:
A Major Retrospective Exhibition

The first major retrospective of the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. More...
Posted: July 7, 2018


Top 25 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
September 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 6, 2018


Top 21 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
August 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 1, 2018


Chris Reynolds Interview:
Mysterious Stories about Times and Places

Unique auteur Chris Reynolds is overdue for (re-)discovery with The New World. More...
Posted: May 9, 2018


Best Comics of 2017: An International Perspective Part 2:
Year in Review

By Correspondents from Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Flanders, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain & The Netherlands. More...
Posted: May 6, 2018


Top 22 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
July 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 29, 2018


Best Comics of 2017: An International Perspective Part 1:
Year in Review

Chosen by Correspondents from Argentina, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, Serbia, Singapore & South Korea. More...
Posted: April 14, 2018


Top 26 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
June 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 29, 2018


Olivier Kugler:
Reportage Comics

Kugler's graphic documentaries record the complex lives of displaced Syrian refugees More...
Posted: March 21, 2018


Hur Young-man:
My Brilliant Korea

A household name and best-selling legend in South Korea, Hur Young-man deserves global acclaim. More...
Posted: March 4, 2018


Top 27 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
May 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 28, 2018


Top 27 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
April 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 16, 2018


Top 25 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
March 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 29, 2017


Top 27 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
February 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 5, 2017


Top 12 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
January 2018

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: November 8, 2017


Top 20 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
December 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: October 18, 2017


Best Comics of 2016: An International Perspective:
Year in Review

Chosen by Correspondents from Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Serbia, Singapore & Spain More...
Posted: September 23, 2017


Top 26 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
November 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 15, 2017


Orijit Sen:
His River of Stories

His plea for environmental sanity is recognised as India’s first non-fiction graphic novel. More...
Posted: August 16, 2017


Hostage:
How Do You Survive When All Hope Is Lost?

Guy Delisle chronicles the endurance of a kidnap victim in solitary confinement. More...
Posted: August 12, 2017


Top 37 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
October 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 5, 2017


Top 26 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
September 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 10, 2017


Top 28 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga:
August 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 4, 2017


Zao Dao:
China Rising

The prodigiously gifted Chinese artist & internet phenomenon is being discovered worldwide. More...
Posted: May 14, 2017


Top 18 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
July 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 5, 2017


Top 21 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
June 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 15, 2017


Top 35 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
May 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 11, 2017


Top 17 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
April 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 4, 2017


Top 21 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
March 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: January 8, 2017


Top 16 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
February 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 4, 2016


Top 16 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
January 2017

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: November 19, 2016


Top Ten Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
December 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: October 30, 2016


Top 20 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
November 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 25, 2016


Gaijin Mangaka:
A Constant Light

A generational shift has come from the realisation that there are many alternative approaches to manga. More...
Posted: September 18, 2016


François Boucq:
Twisted Tales

This French virtuoso brings to life Jodorowsky's Westerns, Charyn's mysteries & his own delirious fantasies. More...
Posted: September 5, 2016


Marcel Ruijters:
Hieronymus Bosch

In his graphic biography Ruijters takes great pleasure in debunking myths about Bosch. More...
Posted: August 27, 2016


Top 22 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
October 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 19, 2016


Alexander Tucker:
In The Forcefield

Running through his work is an undertow of separation, loss & longing, perhaps for transformation or transcendence. More...
Posted: August 2, 2016


Blutch:
American Dreaming

With Peplum finally in English, the cartoonist's cartoonist, Frenchman Blutch, talks about his career so far. More...
Posted: July 25, 2016


Igort:
Capturing Life

For the Italian graphic novel maestro Igort, both Russia & Japan have coloured his life and his multi-faceted creativity. More...
Posted: July 10, 2016


Top 25 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
September 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 4, 2016


Comic Invention:
Interview with Co-Curator Laurence Grove

From hieroglyphics to Frank Quitely’s originals, this exhibition explores how comics are constantly being reinvented. More...
Posted: June 19, 2016


Top 28 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
August 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 4, 2016


Top 18 Best Graphic Novels:
July 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 1, 2016


Asian Comics:
A Book Review

The first book-length treatment in any language of comics from almost the entirety of the region. More...
Posted: April 26, 2016


Top 16 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
June 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 18, 2016


Aline Kominsky Crumb:
Me and Mr Crumb

Aline Kominsky's love affair with Robert Crumb began before they met and 45 years on it's still going strong. More...
Posted: April 3, 2016


Top 25 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:
May 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, graphic novels & manga from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 13, 2016


Tillie Walden:
That In-Between State

Close enough to her childhood & adolescence to recapture their intensity, yet with a maturity that belies her youth. More...
Posted: March 6, 2016


Best Graphic Novels of 2015:
An International Perspective Part 2

Six of my correspondents pick their favourites from Argentina, Finland, Italy, Spain, Sweden & Switzerland. More...
Posted: February 29, 2016


Charlotte Salomon:
Life? Or Theatre?

Her 1940-42 masterpiece anticipated frank autobiographical graphic novels and the rise of women cartoonists. More...
Posted: February 21, 2016


Top 21 Graphic Novels:
April 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 14, 2016


Best Graphic Novels of 2015:
An International Perspective Part 1

Widen your horizons & explore the best of last year's comics from around the world... More...
Posted: February 8, 2016


The Secret History of Wonder Woman:
An Interview With Jill Lepore

The Harvard historian digs deep into the story behind our favourite Amazon’s unconventional creator. More...
Posted: January 10, 2016


My Top Ten Comics Of 2015:
Graphic Novels, Manga & More

Paul Gravett selects seven Top Tens of his favourite graphic novels, manga, reprints & books about comics. More...
Posted: January 1, 2016


Pablo Holmberg aka Kioskerman:
Re-Entering The Gates Of Eden

The Argentine cartoonist shows how four panels can build up over time into a world of ideas and feelings. More...
Posted: December 29, 2015


Top 17 Best Graphic Novels:
March 2016

Paul Gravett selects his 17 most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 26, 2015


Miriam Katin:
Coming To Terms

Aged 62, Katin sketched out her first graphic novel about her and her mother's escape from the Nazis. More...
Posted: December 17, 2015


Top 14 Best Graphic Novels:
February 2016

Paul Gravett selects his 14 most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 10, 2015


Top 12 Best Graphic Novels:
January 2016

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: November 7, 2015


Marcello Quintanilha:
A Brazilian in Barcelona

Though based for years in Barcelona, the gritty graphic novelist never feels even 10 centimetres away from Brazil. More...
Posted: October 29, 2015


Top 12 Best Graphic Novels:
December 2015

Paul Gravett selects his 12 most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 25, 2015


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
November 2015

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


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
October 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 17, 2015


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


Karrie Fransman:
Death Of The Artist

Fransman's latest asks if youthful dreams are inevitably snuffed out by adulthood's encroaching responsibilities. More...
Posted: June 21, 2015


Woodrow Phoenix:
Empathy Generators

Phoenix keeps setting himself challenges to refine & re-define the medium, and exceeding them. More...
Posted: June 13, 2015


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
August 2015

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


Hervé Di Rosa:
The Last Comic

The French artist doesn't cite comics in a superficial way, he incorporates their techniques into his work. More...
Posted: May 13, 2015


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


Malcy Duff:
Playing With The Rubble

Duff detonates comics into unexpected shapes, eager to let each reader join the dots... More...
Posted: March 21, 2015


Ken Niimura:
Global Mangaka

The Spanish-born artist of I Kill Giants discusses his new solo book Henshin & making global comics in Tokyo. More...
Posted: March 15, 2015


Sotheby’s Comics Art Auction:
Nearly Four Million Euros of Originals

From Hergé to Chris Ware, this Paris sale reveals the shifting status & value of original comics art. More...
Posted: March 8, 2015


Yoshihiro Tatsumi:
The Man, The Manga, The Movie

Remembering the 'sensei' or grand master of 'gekiga', whose life & tales are animated in Eric Khoo's documentary. More...
Posted: March 8, 2015


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


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


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels of 2014:
An International Perspective Part 2

Choices of the 1001 Comics Team from Australia, Belgium, Finland, Italy, New Zealand, The Philippines, Poland & Spain. More...
Posted: February 1, 2015


HETA-UMA & MANGARO:
40 Years Of Wild Japanese Graphics

Three generations of Japanese artists are spotlighted in two landmark French exhibitions of underground manga art. More...
Posted: January 23, 2015


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels of 2014:
An International Perspective Part 1

Choices of the 1001 Comics Team from Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Serbia, South Korea & Sweden. More...
Posted: January 15, 2015


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