Ernesto Priego

Dr Ernesto Priego

University College London

The Comics Grid, HASTAC, University of Venus/Inside Higher Education and others

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Dr Ernesto Priego is interested in comics scholarship, scholarly communications, electronic publishing, digital humanities, print culture, Latin American studies, media studies, digital engagement, citizen journalism, poetry. He contributes to various international online projects, including HASTAC, Global Voices, University of Venus/Inside Higher Education, the Guardian Higher Education Network, The Gothic Imagination and others. He lives in London and is a founding member and coordinating editor of The Comics Grid.


“Jack Kirby’s Pre-press Originals: The Tangible Layers of Textuality”, in Rough Cuts: Media and Design in Process, a MediaCommons collection curated by Kari Kraus (College of Information Studies, University of Maryland). Forthcoming in 2012.

“The non-negotiable machinery: Exploring comic books in a digital age”, article in Exploring the Archive in the Digital Age (King’s College London, Department of Spanish & Spanish American Studies/Cambridge Scholar Publishing). Forthcoming in 2012.

“Beyond [Adobe] Flash™: Flash: Hans Bordahl’s and David Farley’s Online Comics as Digital Narratives”, in Dandelion  Vol 3, No 1 (2012), “On Brevity” edited by Zara Dinnen,           Birkbeck College London.

“Globalisation of Digital Humanities: An Uneven Promise”. Inside Higher Education,  26 January 2012,

“How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching”, Guardian Higher Education Network, Monday 12 September 2011, <;. [This was “the biggest blog of 2011” on the Guardian Higher Education Network].


Seven entries on Mexican comics for 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die: “Fantomas”, “El Santo”, “Comixtlán”, “The Whiz Kids”, “Kaliman”, “The Burron Family”, and “The Stooped Ones”. Paul Gravett, editor, with a foreword by Terry Gilliam, Castell, London and New York, October 2011.

“Father Roberto Busa: one academic’s impact on HE and my career”, Guardian Higher Education Network, 12 August 2011,

“#Alt-Academy: An Interview with Bethany Nowviskie, Inside Higher Education, 24 July 2011,

“Nonny de la Peña on “Gone Gitmo,” Stroome and the future of interactive storytelling”, Nieman Storyboard, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University,  3 January 2011,

“On Cultural Materialism, Comics and Digital Media”. Opticon1826, Issue 9, Autumn 2010 (University College London).

A Review of My Life with Charlie Brown, by Charles M. Schulz. Studies in Comics, Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2010 (Intellect).

“Bande dessinée (…, Internet et médias numériques)”, Dictionnaire Critique de  la Mondialisation (François de Bernard, editor) Groupe D’Etudes Et De Recherches Sur Les Mondialisations, Paris : 2001


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