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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


Dylan Horrocks:
All Pens Are Magic

The New Zealand-based author of Hicksville finds his way back to comics in Sam Zabel & The Magic Pen. More...
Posted: January 9, 2015


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
March 2015

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


PG Tips No.41: My Best Comics & Manga of 2014:
Year in Review

Paul Gravett picks his favourite, most interesting superhero-related comics, translated manga & books about comics. More...
Posted: December 28, 2014


PG Tips No.40: My Top Ten Graphic Novels of 2014:
Year in Review

My favourites from an astonishing year of innovation in graphic novels from Britain, North America & Europe. More...
Posted: December 18, 2014


Vishwajyoti Ghosh:
Comics From A Changing India

From corruption to public kissing, Ghosh uses comics to engage head on with his nation's history & society. More...
Posted: December 11, 2014


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
February 2015

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 2, 2014


Art-Comics:
Artists' Lives As Graphic Novels

Fifty years after the term was coined in English, the graphic novel is flourishing, for example as great artists' biographies. More...
Posted: November 24, 2014


Max:
Comics Art in Spain

Vapor, his latest graphic novel, purifies and condenses his cartooning and thinking still further. More...
Posted: November 14, 2014


World War One In Comics:
Tardi on Mills, Mills on Tardi

Vital understanding of The Great War from the French graphic novelist & the British comics writer. More...
Posted: November 6, 2014


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


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


Maciej Sieńczyk:
Adventures On A Desert Island

Reading the Polish writer-artist's work is like waking from one dream into another and yet another, never waking up. More...
Posted: September 14, 2014


Keiichi Tanaami:
Manga and Pop Art

His childhood experiences would fuel a lifetime of diverse, determined self-expression in a wide range of media. More...
Posted: September 7, 2014


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
November 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 31, 2014


Matilda Tristram:
Probably Nothing, Definitely Something

A funny, moving, forthright diary in comics of her experiences & feelings of being pregnant & diagnosed with cancer. More...
Posted: August 9, 2014


Jacques Tardi:
Goddamn This War!

In Tardi's ongoing oeuvre, the unlearnt lessons of war after war have rarely been so forcefully communicated. More...
Posted: August 4, 2014


PG Tips No.38:
Graphic Novels & Memoirs Round-Up

My reviews of Seconds, Through The Woods, Fatherland, Probably Nothing, How The World Was & To End All Wars. More...
Posted: August 2, 2014


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


Emmanuel Guibert:
Memories And Memoirs

From war-torn Afghanistan to L.A. a century ago, Guibert turns his friends' memories into unforgettable memoirs. More...
Posted: July 21, 2014


Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy In The UK:
A Co-Curator's Top Ten Best In Show

Ten outstanding items on display at the British Library's biggest ever exhibition of UK comics in this country. More...
Posted: July 13, 2014


Reinhard Kleist Interview:
Harry Haft - The Boxer

Polish Jewish boxer & Holocaust survivor Harry Haft is the latest subject of Kleist's compelling graphic biographies. More...
Posted: July 6, 2014


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
September 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 30, 2014


Roz Chast:
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Chast looks back with ambivalent humour and hindsight to the final years of her parents who died in their nineties. More...
Posted: June 21, 2014


Anne Opotowsky:
The Walled City Trilogy

The award-winning writer turns her fascination with the Walled City of Kowloon into a remarkable graphic novel trilogy. More...
Posted: June 15, 2014


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
August 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 8, 2014


Coco Wang:
Comics Made in China

Coco Wang thrives as an extraordinary fusion of Chinese & British cultures and as a bridge between the two. More...
Posted: May 26, 2014


Comics and the Critics:
A Freakish Kind of Writing

Comics have always had their critics but what lies behind their peculiar resistance to the blending of prose & pictures? More...
Posted: May 18, 2014


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
PG Previews July 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: May 10, 2014


Comics Unmasked:
A Curator's Perspective

Paul Gravett explains the genesis of the PG16-rated exhibition he has co-curated for The British Library. More...
Posted: May 4, 2014


PG Tips No.37:
Comics from the Heart of History

My reviews for The Independent of Sally Heathcote Suffragette, Bohemians, The Boxer & Climate Changed. More...
Posted: April 29, 2014


Francisco Sousa Lobo:
The Dying Draughtsman

Like a Kafkaesque 'K', 'Francisco Koppens' is the metafictional persona of the London-based Portuguese artist & writer. More...
Posted: April 23, 2014


Alan Moore:
The Exhibitions

Treviso, Charleroi and now Aix-en-Provence host exhibitions of Moore & his co-creators & collaborators. More...
Posted: April 15, 2014


Oscar Zarate:
A Lifelong Passion

Comics have shaped his life & fuelled collaborations with Alan Moore & Alexei Sayle and now his first solo graphic novel. More...
Posted: April 8, 2014


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
PG Previews June 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 1, 2014


Knut Larsson:
Mysteries of Life

The Swedish artist's speechless, soundless 'crocotopia' brims over with eerie elegance and eloquence. More...
Posted: March 23, 2014


Comics Unmasked:
Art and Anarchy in the UK

The British Library hosts the UK's biggest comics exhibition to date on class, sexuality, violence, politics, heroes & drugs. More...
Posted: March 14, 2014


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
PG Previews May 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 2, 2014


PG Tips - Best of 2013:
An International Perspective Part 2

More of the best comics from around our Comics Planet, from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, India & Sweden. More...
Posted: February 22, 2014


András Baranyai:
Comics in Post-Communist Hungary

Baranyai draws on his country’s fine art, illustration & graphic design for his daring constructions. More...
Posted: February 15, 2014


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
PG Previews April 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 5, 2014


Paul Pope:
Pulp Hope

Pope is creating 21st century comics that can reach and speak to people everywhere. More...
Posted: January 29, 2014


PG Tips - Best of 2013:
An International Perspective Part 1

The best comics from around our Comics Planet, from Argentina, South Korea, New Zealand & beyond! More...
Posted: January 21, 2014


Paul Gravett:
The Man at the Crossroads

Gravett is profiled by Ana Merino for Leer Magazine & interviewed by Richard Graham on Comics Bubble. More...
Posted: January 13, 2014


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
PG Previews March 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: January 6, 2014


Leo Baxendale:
A World of the Unforeseen

Sixty years ago, Baxendale's Little Plum, Minnie the Minx & Bash Street Kids unleashed the uninhibited 'Beano Spirit'. More...
Posted: December 30, 2013


PG Tips: 2013 Year in Review:
Ten Best Graphic Novels Published in Britain

Cultural acceptance won't tame cartoonists’ maverick imaginations judging by this year’s harvest. More...
Posted: December 21, 2013


Yves Chaland:
Dreams of Spirou

Frenchman Yves Chaland's long-held dream to draw Spirou was ultimately only partially realised, More...
Posted: December 15, 2013


Jaime Hernandez:
Breaking Every Rule

His Love & Rockets readers have grown up with his characters, like much-loved friends, even family. More...
Posted: December 8, 2013


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
PG Previews February 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 1, 2013


Howard Hardiman:
The Lengths

The Lengths takes us inside the hearts, minds & bodies of the world’s oldest profession. More...
Posted: November 25, 2013


Sofiane Belaskri:
Reframe - Comics from Algeria

Many young Algerians long to escape to Europe. Belaskri understands them, because he used to be one of them. More...
Posted: November 18, 2013


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
PG Preview January 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: November 11, 2013


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


Chihoi:
Hong Kong Alternative Comics

His comics are fruits of modest means, self-taught draughtsmanship and meditative patience. More...
Posted: October 29, 2013


Michael Deforge:
The Awe and The Awfulness

Deforge wants his whole world filled with a prickly, hostile energy vibrating beneath the surface. More...
Posted: October 21, 2013


Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean:
Violent Cases

Something special was being nurtured here, a writer-artist alchemy that has continued to deepen and diversify. More...
Posted: October 14, 2013


Interview: Enki Bilal:
The End of A World

An attuned observer of global tensions who applies his visions fluidly between comics, films, paintings & other media. More...
Posted: October 6, 2013


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
PG Previews December 2013

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: September 28, 2013


Marc-Antoine Mathieu:
Prisoner of Dreams

Few have experimented as fiendishly with comics as this French genius in his Kafka-esqe nightmares. More...
Posted: September 23, 2013


Isabel Greenberg:
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

In her playful yet wise debut graphic novel, Isabel Greenberg rewrites humankind’s origins and myths. More...
Posted: September 16, 2013


Katsuhiro Otomo:
Post-Apocalypse Now

The manga & anime visionary behind Akira returns with a short film, an exhibition & plans for new comics. More...
Posted: September 7, 2013


PG Previews:
November 2013

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: August 31, 2013


Graphic Justice:
The Emerging Field of Comics & Legal Studies

An interview with Thom Giddens on his first symposium exploring the intersection of comics and the law. More...
Posted: August 27, 2013


1001 Comics:
Going Global

How has the best-selling guide changed as it is published in French, Spanish, German, Italian and Czech? More...
Posted: August 18, 2013


Gareth Brookes:
The Black Project

Dark, funny & sad, Brookes' debut anatomises a boy's secret crafting of artificial girlfriends from found objects. More...
Posted: August 11, 2013


Interview: Julie Tait:
Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Its first edition is audaciously ambitious & its director brims over with vivacity & vision. More...
Posted: August 5, 2013


PG Previews:
October 2013

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 27, 2013


Frames of Mind:
Reflections on Medicine in Comics

Audio, images & clips from my Keynote Overview for the 2013 Brighton Graphic Medicine Conference. More...
Posted: July 21, 2013


The 9th Art Award:
The Best in Graphic Literature

Graphic Scotland invites nominations & support for the world's best graphic novel in English of the year. More...
Posted: July 14, 2013


PG Previews:
September 2013

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 7, 2013


Stripped at Edinburgh Book Festival:
A New Programme & Award

Edinburgh celebrates comics & graphic novels in style this August with a packed programme & new award. More...
Posted: July 1, 2013


Marion Fayolle:
Piecing It Together

Tensions between desire or despair, joy or jealousy, possession or freedom, haunt her fragments of life and love. More...
Posted: June 24, 2013


Enki Bilal:
Haunted by the Future

To understand him and his oeuvre means understanding the history he’s lived through, and lives with still. More...
Posted: June 16, 2013


PG Previews:
August 2013

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 10, 2013


Sequential - A New Graphic Novel App:
Interview with Russell Willis

A game-changing iPad app delivers the gold standard of digital graphic novels and not a superhero in sight. More...
Posted: May 28, 2013


BD & Comics Passion:
Something To Suit Every Passion

This third annual long weekender invites you to explore the very finest in British and French graphic novels. More...
Posted: May 19, 2013


Crime Does Not Pay:
America’s First & Greatest Crime Comic

Crime definitely does pay in the tussle between devilish Mr. Crime and angelic Officer Common Sense. More...
Posted: May 12, 2013


Sarah Lightman:
The Book of Sarah

Not every autobiographical comics artist is driven to create their own private book from the Bible. More...
Posted: May 4, 2013


PG Previews:
July 2013

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 28, 2013


PG Previews:
June 2013

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: April 22, 2013


Margaret Thatcher in British Comics:
Lest We Forget

How did Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Eddie Campbell, Raymond Briggs & others portray The Iron Lady in their comics? More...
Posted: April 14, 2013


François Schuiten:
Architect of the Fantastic

Schuiten constructs his Obscure Cities along utopian ideals but taken to thought-provoking extremes. More...
Posted: April 7, 2013


Angoulême 2013:
A Report

Two British creators scooped prizes at this year's 40th Angoulême International Comics Festival... More...
Posted: March 31, 2013


PG Previews:
May 2013

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 24, 2013


The Principality of Lichtenstein:
From 'WHAAM!' to 'WHAAT?'

Ironic recontextualisation or clumsy plagiarism? Dave Gibbons, Brian Bolland & Rian Hughes query Lichtenstein's legacy. More...
Posted: March 17, 2013


Warren & Gary Pleece:
Montague Terrace

Darkly humorous tales of a crumbling Thirties apartment block and its diverse occupants. More...
Posted: March 10, 2013


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


PG Previews:
April 2013

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: February 23, 2013


Adventures in Comics 3:
The Great Tree

Local, national & international creators respond to this theme with extraordinary diversity & originality. More...
Posted: February 17, 2013


Frederik Peeters:
Pachyderme

Extraordinary comics result from Peeters' improvised writing pictures & drawing words directly onto the page. More...
Posted: February 9, 2013


Will Morris:
The Silver Darlings

Morris's confident debut is an understated, social-realist evocation of a once bustling industry, now all but vanished. More...
Posted: February 2, 2013


PG Tips - Best of 2012:
An International Perspective

"There's lots of world out there." Global correspondents reveal their Best Comics of 2012 from their own countries. More...
Posted: January 27, 2013


Remembering Les Coleman:
A Tribute

A tribute to a liberated and liberating author & artist, thinker & creator, and a good friend. More...
Posted: January 20, 2013


PG Previews:
March 2013

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: January 19, 2013


PG Tips - Best of 2012:
The End of Literature?

Paul Gravett picks his three best graphic novels published in Britain and other 'Bests' in his Year in Review. More...
Posted: January 13, 2013


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