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Explore 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


Screenings of ‘Seth’s Dominion’ Documentary
Yoshitomo Nara Exhibition at Dairy Art Centre, London
Terror & Wonder: The Gothic Imagination at The British Library
This Website’s 9th Birthday!


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


Comica 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

Coco Wang:
Wild China

Explore the world of contemporary Chinese comics with writer/artist Coco Wang More...
Posted: March 2, 2008

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

Dean Motter:
Mister X

What does an architect do when the city he has designed drives its inhabitants insane? More...
Posted: November 30, 2008

Superheroes & Propaganda:
A Time For Heroes

Superheroes have been co-opted for government propaganda purposes since the 40s. More...
Posted: June 22, 2008


The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Guests include Scott McCloud, Jeff Smith, Gail Simone, Eddie Campbell, Joost Swarte, Junko Mizuno & many more! More...
Where: Kendal, Cumbria
When: October 17 to October 20, 2014

Comica Symposium 2014 : Transitions 5
Free symposium promoting new multi-disciplinary directions in academic study of comics. More...
Where: School of Arts, 43 Gordon Sq, Birkbeck, WC1E 7HX
When: October 25, 2014 10am-5pm

Art-Comics: Artists’ Lives As Graphic Novels
The art of graphic biographies by Steffen Kverneland, Lars Fiske, Typex, Barbara Stok & Clément Oubrerie. More...
Where: Kunstverein Kreis Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
When: November 23 to February 8, 2015

SOBD 2014: Salon des Ouvrages sur la Bande dessinée
With Hannah Berry, Dave McKean, Kevin O'Neill & Paul Gravett & David B. exhibit. Free with online invite. Fri pros only. More...
Where: 48 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris
When: November 28 to November 30, 2014


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

1001 Comics:
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

Graphic Novels:
An Introduction

What are graphic novels? The term has become distorted with prejudices and preconceptions. More...
Posted: June 6, 2009

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

Great British Comics:
An Introduction

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


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