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Paul Gravett's Statement On The Postponement Of Comiket To 2015

We reported on the cancellation of London' Comica Comiket small press comics festivel a week ahead of its intended date over the weekend. Comica organiser Paul Gravett sent the following to Bleeding Cool this morning. We are very sorry to say we have had to postpone the Comica Scarycat Comiket for 1 November 2014. This has […]

Thursday Runaround – Wayne Manor In Lego, Hawkeye In Cake

HAWKCAKE What kind of cake to make for a 25 year old geek. I wish I had at any point in my life had such a cake. CINEMATIC VISION Kevin Maguire puts the Marvel Studio actors to work. Y: THE LAST RIGHTS The film rights to Y The Last Man could be reverting… Brian Vaughn […]

Monday Morning Runaround – A Rood Awakening (UPDATE)

BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE Something new and… war based? From Boom! in March… a bullethole in an army helmet. Anyone care to translate the flag? COMICS LIBRARIAN Paul Gravett writes; First announcements and first image (Dave Gibbons' cover to The Trials of Nasty Tales from 1973, below) are out this week from The British Library […]

Things To Do In London This Weekend If You Like Comics

TODAY: Poles Apart, a free exhibition of twelve innovators in the field of Polish comics, begins at Windows Gallery at Central Saint Martins near King's Cross under the 16th, with a free workshop for students at the Platform Theatre Foyer from 2-4pm. E-mail for a free place here. Then later Gosh! Comics, launches three new […]

Comics Art by Paul Gravett – An Understanding Comics For The 21st Century?

Comics Art is a new book by British comics expert, curator and historian, Paul Gravett, published on 7th November by Tate Gallery. Richly illustrated with many images taken from original artwork and rare artifacts, Comics Art gives a fascinating, accessible guide to some of the special properties of sequential art, such as panels, page layouts, […]

Paul Gravett, Stripped

Gary Gray, our Senior Scottish Correspondent, writes; It was appropriate that the first event I was attending at Stripped, the comic book strand of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, would be by comic historian/ journalist/ publisher/ editor /man at the crossroads, Paul Gravett. Who could be better to open the strand than the man who […]

The Guardian Announces A Masterclass For Creating A Graphic Novel

Well this sounds like fun. From The Guardian newspaper; Curated by graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero, this in-depth full-day seminar covers everything you could need to know, from the history of the artform to the mechanics of getting published. With tutors including the bestselling author and graphic novelist Audrey Niffenegger and comic book critic, historian and […]

Chris Ware, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Joe Sacco, Posy Simmonds, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Paul Cornell And More At Edinburgh's "Stripped" Event

Chris Ware, Joe Sacco, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Paul Cornell and Posy Simmonds are taking are part in Stripped as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Other names include Denise Mina, Paul Gravett, Melinda Gebbie, Warren Pleece, Roger Gibson, Chris Riddell, Jon Naught,  Stephen Collins, Robin and Lorenzo Etherington, Robbie Morrison, […]

The Week In Comica

Comica, the annual comics festival in London, is well into its November programming for its ninth year. Here are a few highlights still to come this week. The UK premiere of the documentary about Alison Bechdel, The Paper Mirror documentary tonight, alongside a talk with Bechdel about her work, and a signing to follow. From […]

Pop Culture Hounding Marvel NOW! and Paul Gravett

Chris Thompson writes; The Marvel Now! odyssey continues as Taylor & I set our sights on A+X #1 and Wolverine & The X-Men #19 (which was a surprise inclusion under the Marvel Now! banner this week). Then I conduct an in-depth interview with Paul Gravett to discuss the early days, his place in the comic […]

Comics, War, Garth Ennis And Pat Mills

My second-to-local university is involved with the Comics And Conflict conference being held at the Imperial War Museum in London in August. Conference speakers and guests include Pat Mills of 2000AD, World War III and Charley's War, Martin Barker and Roger Sabin on Doonesbury, Garth Ennis of Troubled Souls, War Stories and Crossed and Francesca […]

Monday Trending Topics: Comics You Could Spend The Next 20 Years Reading

I have to admit I'm one of those people who hates Top x lists. Because usually you can glance through them and see a glaring omission or disappointing inclusion that renders the rest of the list suspect from your own perspective.  But Paul Gravett sold me with his answers to Rich's questions today.  Part of […]

1001 Comics Paul Gravett Wants You To Read Before You Die

Paul Gravett is one of the most influential people in comics. His Fast Fiction stall at London comic marts sold many self published works and his publishing efforts, including Escape magazine, saw the publication of early works from the likes of Neil Gaiman, Eddie Campbell, Dave McKean, James Robinson, Rian Hughes, Shaky Kane, Woodrow Phoenix, […]