The legendary Man at the Crossorad, Paul Gravett will be there. MUST! ATTEND!

Cult Fiction: Comics as Art, Art as Comics

In 1967, Salvador Dali predicted that comics would be the culture of the year 3794. As novels become graphic novels, as comics invade galleries and bookshops, as fine artists make comics and authors turn them into books, Dali’s surreal prediction is coming true. He just got the year wrong – it is happening all around us today. London-based co-founder of Escape Magazine, author, curator and director of the Comica festival, Paul Gravett charts some of the ever-shifting tides that unite and divide comics and art.


Paul Gravett is a London-based freelance journalist, curator, lecturer, writer and broadcaster, who has worked in comics publishing and promotion for over twenty years. Find out more about him on his website at