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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


Emmanuel Guibert: Memories And Memoirs
Extra Late Openings For Comics Unmasked Exhibition!
Adrian Edwards, Comics Unmasked Co-Curator, on Panel Borders!
Comics Unmasked: A Co-Curator’s Top Ten Best In Show


Emmanuel 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

Reinhard Kleist Interview:
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:
September 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: June 30, 2014

Roz Chast:
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

David Heatley:
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

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

Comics Britannia:
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


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


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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