Paul Gravett

Paul Gravett is a comics historian, lecturer and exhibition curator. His latest book is Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life.
The Art of the Graphic Novel: Marion Baraitser, Steve Marchant & Corinne Pearlman
At the intersection of literature and art, the blending of high satire and low caricature, the graphic novel is an elusive genre. Propelled to new heights by Art Spiegelman, the form has many proponents who explore a range of Jewish preoccupations from the sublime to the horrific. Is it the ultimate in trivialisation or the ultimate in mediation? The panel included experts in the field: Paul Gravett, Corinne Pearlman and Marion Baraitser who launched Home Number One, a grippi...
Graphic & Novel
Two young and brilliant graphic artists discussed with Paul Gravett the importance of their Jewish roots. Funny, irreverent and bold, Joann Sfar paid homage to both his Ashkenazi mother and his Sephardi father, with Klezmer following the difficult life of musicians in Eastern Europe and The Rabbi’s Cat set in Algeria at a time when Jews and Arabs lived peacefully together. JT Waldman brought two dreams together: do a graphic novel and understand his religion bette...