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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

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Three Ace Exhibitions Open In London This Week!
Tardi And The Great War Exhibition At Bozar Brussels
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RECENT ARTICLES

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

Matilda Tristram:
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

Jacques Tardi:
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

RANDOM ARTICLES

Gary Panter:
Panter-Monium

He is a master of American comics and has not stopped re-imagining what comics can do. More...
Posted: June 15, 2007

Joe Kubert:
Rock & A Hard Place

For over 50 years, Sgt Rock has been a principled fighting-man, a rock to the men in Easy Company. More...
Posted: September 8, 2007

George Herriman:
A Krazy Thing Called Love

Krazy Kat is, at its heart, about a cat, a mouse and a dog in an eternal, unresolvable, love-triangle. More...
Posted: July 1, 2007

Gabrielle Bell:
Lucky

Her comics are hailed as some of the sharpest vignettes of twenty-something urban ennui in any medium. More...
Posted: February 18, 2007

PG Tips No. 8:
Paul Gravett's Recommended Reading

Reviews of books by Peter Kuper, Rube Goldberg and Stan Cross. More...
Posted: January 14, 2007

WHERE'S PAUL?

Thought Bubble Festival 2014
Scott Snyder, Adam Hughes, Jill Tamaki & Jeff Lemire join guests in panels, workshops, exhibits, weekend Convention & British Comic Awards. More...
Where: New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries & other venues, Leeds
When: November 9 to November 16, 2014


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

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

Manga:
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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