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Priego Ramirez, Ernesto F., ed. The Comics Grid: Journal of comics scholarship. year one. London: The Comics Grid Digital First Editions, 2012. 
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Keywords: Collection of essays
Creators: Priego Ramirez
Publisher: The Comics Grid Digital First Editions (London)
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“This is a compilation of most of the material published on The Comics Grid, Journal of Comics Scholarship between 31 January 2011 and 30 January 2012.
This collection is by definition a “reassembly” (Groensteen, System of Comics, 25) of media-specific writings that were published periodically on the more fluid medium of a Wordpress-based web journal. Please bear in mind it is the result of an editorial project that developed collectively and throughout time. The images reproduced here were meant to be seen online, not printed, so their resolution, should you read this on paper, leave much to be desired. Nevertheless, we are hoping that by collecting a year’s worth of collective work in a different, more fixed format these writings may find a new audience, or even be re-read differently.
I conceived The Comics Grid in close collaboration with my peers Roberto Bartual (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Esther Claudio (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Greice Schneider (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and Tony Venezia (Birkbeck College, London) in discussions during conferences in London, Manchester, Copenhagen and Leeds. The idea was to develop an international network of comics scholars in order to foster collaboration; it quickly took shape as a peer-edited open access academic journal dedicated to comics scholarship focused on online reading and rapid publication.
We believe that online, open access, rapid scholarly publication offers great potential to maximise academic research and pedagogical impact. All the contributions included here, including those by members of the editorial board, were collectively reviewed, edited and discussed by academic peers prior to publication. The material reflects the initial ice-breaking impetus of a small group, and gradually it reveals the inclusion of new authors.
When we set up the journal we made it clear we wanted it to function as an online laboratory where different critical approaches to comics were publicly and collectively put to test. This in fact what happened, at least behind the scenes and “under the hood” of the Wordpress dashboard, but hopefully it will also come to the fore when reading the material on this new shape and platform.” (“Foreword. Year One”, S. 7)

Table of Contents

Citation, Legal Information and License (6)
Foreword. Year One (7)

Peanuts, 5 October 1950 (8)
Ergodic texts: In the Shadow of No Towers (10)
The Wrong Place – Brecht Evens (14)
Sin Titulo, by Cameron Stewart, page 1 (16)
Gasoline Alley, 22 April 1934 (20)
Big Numbers, Small Moments (24)
Would you admit it? (On Chris Ware’s Cut-outs) (28)
Jack Survives – Jerry Moriarty (32)
Footnotes in Gaza, by Joe Sacco (36)
Of Maus and Work-in-progressness (38)
It’s a Bird – Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen (42)
Inner Focalization: A Child’s Game (46)
Sarnath Banerjee’s Portrait of the Comics Artist as a Collector (50)
David Boring – Daniel Clowes (54)
Ghost World[s] and Non-Places (58)
John Byrne’s White on White (62)
Marjane Satrapi’s Elaborate Simplicity (66)
A Face in the Mind (70)
Whaam! Becoming a Flaming Star (74)
Hey, Wait… Jason (78)
Seth’s Suspension of Perception in Palookaville #19 (82)
Edited City: London Passagenwerk (86)
Creation versus interpretation in To Boil a Bear (90)
The cruel beauty of a world without words: Winshluss’ Pinocchio (94)
“¡Santo!”: The Stuff of Legend (98)
Walking the Dog – David Hughes (102)
“He do the police in different voices”: Martin Rowson’s Pulp Modernism (106)
Berlin: chemistry on and of the page (110)
The not so cold world of Richard McGuire (114)
Thor’s Comic Opera: Götterdämmerung Revisited (118)
Disrupting the flow: The Authority (122)
Pascal Blanchet’s White Rapids and the Sense of History (126)
Scott Pilgrim’s Permeable Little Boundaries (130)
Crossword of emotions: Craig Thompson’s Chunky Rice (134)
Balloon – Kevin Huizenga (138)
Harvey Pekar’s Anti-epiphanic Everyday (142)
Shortcomings: bridging the page-break (146)
Dragon Hurtor: A Hero’s Tale, Satire and a Touch of Scatology (150)
Vishwajyoti Ghosh’s homage to Anant Pai (154)
Asterix[(i] and the Brussels Sprouts (158)
On order and chaos in Brian Chippendale’s [i]Ninja
California Gothic: Jaime Hernandez’s Ghost of Hoppers (166)
Kamimura’s Sublime Rain (170)
Adaptation and Narrative in Ulysses “Seen” (174)
The English Bugaboo – Cruikshank to Talbot (178)
Ranma 1⁄2: Gender and Genre Shifting in Manga (184)
A Note on Ben Katchor’s Temporal Palimpsests (188)
Architecture and comics: Citizens of No Place (190)
Un-holy Alliance: Shatter and the Aesthetics of Cyberpunk (194)
A Map of Hicksville (200)
Gridlocking Joann Sfar’s Talking Cat (204)
Mel Calman on Oil (208)
The Batman Adventures: Rendering the Comic Page (212)
Intimacies in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (216)
The dog at the door in “There Will Come Soft Rains” (220)
Gaston Lagaffe: The Archivist as Architect (224)
Deadenders: Comics as Virtual Text (228)
Miller and Varley’s DK2: Supersimulacra (232)
Branca de Neve: Pregnant Moments (236)
The Repetition of Haruhi Suzumiya (240)
Georgian Projections of French Revolutionary Madness (244)
Art and Illusion in Blutch’s Mitchum (248)
Moving between worlds: The Arrival (252)
Pluto: Robots and Aesthetic Experience (256)

Contributors (260)
Bibliography (268)
Fair Use Information (290)
Creative Commons Information (291)
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