The Comics Grid: 5 Years

The Comics Grid: 5 Years

Ernesto Priego reflects on five years of The Comics Grid.

A Review of Allan Haverholm’s When The Last Story Is Told

A Review of Allan Haverholm’s When The Last Story Is Told

Peter Wilkins reviews Allan Haverholm’s abstract comic, When The Last Story Is Told (2015).

Texts with ‘Comics’ in the Title in the Open Syllabus Explorer

Texts with ‘Comics’ in the Title in the Open Syllabus Explorer

Ernesto Priego is super excited about the launch, today, of the Open Syllabus Project’s Open Syllabus Explorer. Logically he went ahead and did his first search for the term ‘comics’…

Event Report: From Hogarth to Hellboy: Transformations of the Visual Reader Symposium

Event Report: From Hogarth to Hellboy: Transformations of the Visual Reader Symposium

“From Hogarth to Hellboy: Transformations of the Visual Reader” hosted at Senate House Library, University of London on Wednesday December 16th 2015 was an exploration of the value and use of illustrated texts. Amy Rees reports.

Job: Misty Visual and Lexical Analysis Project – Research Assistant Part Time

Job: Misty Visual and Lexical Analysis Project – Research Assistant Part Time

Job: Misty Visual and Lexical Analysis Project – Research Assistant Part Time. This position will be supervised by Dr Julia Round, and is for a total of 80 hours. Read this post for full details.

Not What, Not Who, or How, but Why is Open?

Not What, Not Who, or How, but Why is Open?

This post is an approximation of Cameron Neylon’s talk at OpenCon Cambridge on Thursday 26 November 2015.

Online Spaces and the Alt-Academic: An Interview with Brenna Clarke Gray and Peter Wilkins

Online Spaces and the Alt-Academic: An Interview with Brenna Clarke Gray and Peter Wilkins

Ernesto Priego shares an Inerview with Drs Peter Wilkins and Brenna Clarke Gray (Douglas College, British Columbia, Canada) before their #citylis seminar at City University London, UK.

Reflection on Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case Studies of Emerging Practice

Reflection on Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case Studies of Emerging Practice

A post announcing the publication of the book Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case studies of emerging practice (2015). Ernesto Priego shares his contribution to the ‘Prefaces: reflections from the scientific committee’ section included in the book.

Event: Online Spaces and the Alt-Academic: How to Build Your Own Scholarly Community

Event: Online Spaces and the Alt-Academic: How to Build Your Own Scholarly Community

Drs Brenna Clarke Gray and Dr Peter Wilkins (Graphixia; The Comics Grid) will be in City University London in the UK to give a seminar on how to build scholarly communities online.

Fun Palaces Comic Maker: An Interview with Matt Finch

Fun Palaces Comic Maker: An Interview with Matt Finch

Ernesto Priego interviews Matt Finch about the Fun Palaces Comic Maker.

Call for proposals / Llamado a propuestas: All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humourist

Call for proposals / Llamado a propuestas: All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humourist

Call for book chapter proposals: Todo Fontanarrosa: la obra de un completo humorista / All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humourist. Abstracts of 1000 words and a short CV should be sent to fontanarrosaproject AT gmail DOT com by 31 December 2015 for consideration.

Why ‘Spineless’ is Licensed with Creative Commons

Why ‘Spineless’ is Licensed with Creative Commons

Spineless: The Newcastle Science Comic is our latest Applied Comics Etc comics project. It’s also the first we’ve published with a Creative Commons (CC) license. This blog post introduces Spineless-the-comic and Spineless-the-exhibition, then discusses why we’ve chosen CC.

Call for Papers: Brilliant Corners: Approaches to Jazz and Comics

Call for Papers: Brilliant Corners: Approaches to Jazz and Comics

The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship invites authors to submit contributions for a special collection on the general topic of Jazz and Comics. Read the details here.

#Dataspring: Allowing Authors to Upload Files Directly to Figshare

#Dataspring: Allowing Authors to Upload Files Directly to Figshare

Andy Byers writes about developing a plug in to allow authors to upload supplementary files from the journal directly to figshare.

In Tweets and Pictures: #bccs British Consortium of Comics Scholars Symposium and Tea Party

In Tweets and Pictures: #bccs British Consortium of Comics Scholars Symposium and Tea Party

The British Consortium of Comics Scholars Symposium and Tea Party took place on Saturday 30 May 2015 in the University of Sussex. We share a storify with tweets and images about the day and Ernesto Priego’s slides from his presentation.

British Consortium of Comics Scholars Day and Comics Tea Party

British Consortium of Comics Scholars Day and Comics Tea Party

The British Consortium of Comics Scholars Day and Comics Tea Party will take place in Brighton on Saturday, 30 May 2015 from 12:00 to 18:30.

Killing the Cover, What a Joke: Batgirl, Misogyny, and Everything DC’s Readers Are Scared Of

Killing the Cover, What a Joke: Batgirl, Misogyny, and Everything DC’s Readers Are Scared Of

Asher Klassen writes about that Batgirl cover.

OJS to Repository Idea To Be Funded by Jisc Research Data Spring!

OJS to Repository Idea To Be Funded by Jisc Research Data Spring!

We are very happy to share the news that Jisc have announced they will fund the initial stage of our “Streamlining Deposit” project.

Beyond Batman’s Mask: Giddens in Using-comics-in-academic-research Shocker!

Beyond Batman’s Mask: Giddens in Using-comics-in-academic-research Shocker!

Thom Giddens shares his experience presenting on Batman at the British Society of Criminology seminar series at the LSE Mannheim Centre.

Between History and Comics, Or, On Liking What You Do

Between History and Comics, Or, On Liking What You Do

María Camila Núñez shares a reflection on her academic work as a historian and lover of comics.

JISC Research Data Spring

JISC Research Data Spring

Last week Andy Byers attended the JISC Research Data Spring sandpit workshop. He shares his experience.

#comicsunconf15 Twitter Activity Summary

#comicsunconf15 Twitter Activity Summary

Ernesto Priego shares some stats from our archive of #comicsunconf15 Tweets, and the archive itself.

Success of Scottish Comics Unconference #comicsunconf15

Success of Scottish Comics Unconference #comicsunconf15

We are very happy to report the Comics Unconference last Saturday in Glasgow was a great success.