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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RECENT ARTICLESEmmanuel 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
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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:
Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 30, 2014
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
Soft City in Milton Keynes
The Norwegian artist's lost masterpiece is being rediscovered in book form and a one-man touring exhibition. More...
Posted: August 17, 2012
History & Biography:
Comics Unexplored Territories
Art Spiegelman's Maus was the graphic novel that lit the way into underexplored territories for comics. More...
Posted: December 3, 2006
My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down
His comics lay bare our inner turmoils, frustrations and self-recriminations with a wry, warm candour. More...
Posted: December 13, 2008
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
Part 1 - The Fun Factory
Who were the writers and artists responsible for the unsigned strips in The Beano and The Dandy? More...
Posted: November 25, 2007
WHERE'S PAUL?Comics Unmasked: Art & Anarchy in the UK
Exhibition on the medium's full potential, creative process & issues of gender, violence, sex, class, drugs & politics. More...
Where: PACCAR Gallery, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB
When: May 2 to August 20, 2014
Guardian Masterclass: How to create a graphic novel
How to create & publish graphic novels with Toby Litt, Karrie Fransman, Steven Appleby & Paul Gravett. £99/119. More...
Where: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU
When: July 27, 2014 10am-4pm
Stripped 2014 Presents: Art and Anarchy in the UK
Paul Gravett & John Harris Dunning highlight how British comics address politics, gender, violence & sexuality. £7/5 More...
Where: Edinburgh International Book Festival
When: August 24, 2014 8.30-9.30pm
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