WELCOMEExplore the worlds of comics, graphic novels and manga through my blog, reviews & articles, creator profiles, books, exhibitions and things to do listings. As The Man At The Crossroads, I have been involved in comic publishing and promotion since 1981. Paul Gravett
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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
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:
Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: July 29, 2014
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
RANDOM ARTICLESComica Festival 2012:
Putting Comics First!
Aline & Robert Crumb top the bill at this year's 9th & most ambitious London International Comics Festival yet. More...
Posted: October 28, 2012
Life After Black
He has inspired generations of graphic novel innovators such as Bill Sienkiewicz, David Mack and Dave McKean. More...
Posted: February 28, 2010
A Tale To Astonish
Jack Kirby's life seemed to be one of tantalizing yet unrealised possibilities. More...
Posted: April 10, 2008
PG Tips No. 26:
Paul Gravett's Recommended Reading
A selection of books and comics from Paul Gravett's recommended reading list. More...
Posted: May 4, 2009
Graphic Novels & Digital Comics:
Has the proliferation of digital comics over the last few years been a force for good or evil? More...
Posted: April 11, 2010
WHERE'S PAUL?Gekiga: The Evolution of Alternative Manga
Mitsuhiro Asakawa traces Gekiga's origins, social issues & major artists. Free but please book. More...
Where: Japan Foundation, 10-12 Russell Sq., London WC1B 5EH
When: September 25, 2014 6.30pm
NEW TO COMICS?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
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
What are graphic novels? The term has become distorted with prejudices and preconceptions. More...
Posted: June 6, 2009
The flood of translated manga is only the tiniest toenail clipping of the big, scary Godzilla that is manga. More...
Posted: April 23, 2006
Great British Comics:
Contrary to some claims that British comics are dead, in fact they continue to this day and are thriving. More...
Posted: July 30, 2006
Best Crime Comics:
Every Shade Of Noir
Fasten your seat belt, you're in for a foot-to-the-floor ride through a compendium of the cream of crime comics. More...
Posted: August 24, 2008