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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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