Year One front cover. Design by Nicolas Labarre (click to download .zip file)

The Comics Grid: Year One

Digital First, Open Access Edition available as ePub and PDF with a CC-BY license [Now deposited on Figshare]

Priego, Ernesto; Brooks, Brad; Nicolas Labarre; et al (2014): The Comics Grid. Journal of Comics Scholarship. Year One [Digital First Editions 2012]. figshare.
You can also download the book from the City University London Open Access Repository:

This compilation was edited by Ernesto Priego in London from January to April 2012. The original chapters were co-edited by the 2011-2012 editorial board, which included Roberto Bartual (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Esther Claudio (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Kathleen Dunley (Rio Salado College, Tempe, Arizona), Michael Hill (former Director of the Master of Animation course at the University of Technology, Sydney) Greice Schneider (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and Tony Venezia (Birkbeck College, London).

The book’s cover and back cover were designed by Nicolas LabarreThe Comics Grid logo was first conceived by Greice Schneider using the Badaboom BB font. Brad Brooks was in charge of the editorial design.

On 20th March we shared an initial limited digital edition test-release of 200 downloads of The Comics Grid, Journal of Comics Scholarship. Year One, including content published on this journal between January 2011 and January 2012. That test release edition was composed using Booktype.

We are now substituting that initial test release with this definitive screen PDF version.

The chapters of this Digital First Edition were first published as online articles on this online journal (the book does not include the Meta Grid  posts published on this period). This version includes essential editorial amendments and extra features. It is composed of 291 pages including legal information, a table of contents, a foreword and a complete final bibliography.

The Comics Grid. Journal of Comics Scholarship. Year One is an academic book licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License, based on a work at <>.

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