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Gaijin Mangaka: A Constant Light:

Posted: September 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Alternative Manga

How cutting edge and alternative can comics get in Japan when they are so much a part of everyday life? More...
Posted: May 30, 2010

Don't Make Those Manga Eyes At Me!

"Will a single manga style suffocate originality in comics in the same way that Marvel and DC have for so long?" More...
Posted: March 28, 2010

PG Tips No. 30:
The Best Of 2009: Manga

Paul Gravett selects his favourite top eighteen translated manga of 2009. More...
Posted: January 24, 2010

Hoshino Yukinobu:
Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure

The British Museum plays host to the fictional ethnologist Professor Munakata. More...
Posted: January 1, 2010

PG Tips Special:
Graphic Novels - An Eloquent Allusiveness

Where else can we examine past, present and future all at once before our eyes, and hold a life in our hands? More...
Posted: August 2, 2009

A Definition Of Comics

An autonomous medium of expression, comics not only reflect life but help to mould it. More...
Posted: July 19, 2009

Yuichi Yokoyama:

He transports the reader into limbo, between one place and the next, in a transitory state. More...
Posted: May 24, 2009

Manga At The Royal Academy:
The Making Of Manga Mania

The modern Japanese comic owes much to the greatest of Japanese print artists, Utagawa Kuniyoshi. More...
Posted: March 22, 2009

Discovering Manga:
PG Rated Manga

The official PG rated recommended manga reading list - all translated into English and available now. More...
Posted: October 26, 2008

Make Mine Manga:
A Global Artform

Certain purists may balk at the tsunami of non-Japanese manga, but it seems unstoppable. More...
Posted: February 24, 2008

PG Tips No. 15:
Manga Special

A selection of the very best of the recent manga title releases. More...
Posted: October 21, 2007


Paul Gravett introduces the screening of Naruto in the season of manga-derived anime at the British Museum. More...
Posted: August 19, 2007

How To Draw Manga

The dizzying variety of 'How To' manuals can make the choice overwhelming, and even discouraging. More...
Posted: July 22, 2007

The Impact Of Manga On US Comics

Despite positive press articles on comics, the coverage of manga still leaves something to be desired. More...
Posted: April 15, 2007

Original Manga:
Not 'Made In Japan'

In Britain, the knock-on effects of the success of manga is a young generation eager to create their own. More...
Posted: March 18, 2007

Junko Mizuno:
Queen Of The Cute & Creepy

She is a quietly determined, one-of-a-kind visionary, whose global acclaim is only beginning. More...
Posted: January 7, 2007

The Flipside Of Manga

Gekiga, or dramatic pictures, offer a glimpse of how truly diverse manga has become. More...
Posted: October 15, 2006

Osamu Tezuka:

Tezuka was not a Buddhist. He was both a storyteller and a showman, eager to engage, but also to entertain. More...
Posted: September 17, 2006

Paul Gravett:
The Manga Interview

Paul discusses the increasing global influence and popularity of manga. More...
Posted: August 13, 2006

Manga For People Who Hate Manga

Are you put off manga by the clichés of big eyes, teeny noses, cutesy smiles, speed lines and sweatdrops? More...
Posted: August 13, 2006

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

Osamu Tezuka:
The God Of Manga

Would Japan's mammoth manga and anime industries exist today without the innovations of Osamu Tezuka? More...
Posted: October 30, 2005

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Comics Unmasked by Paul Gravett and John Harris Dunning from The British Library

1001 Comics  You Must Read Before You Die edited by Paul Gravett

Comics Art by Paul Gravett from Tate Publishing