Linework started in Fall 2008 by Ivan Brunetti, and edited by then-students Andy Burkholder, Madalyn Merkey, and Onsmith. I didn't start at Columbia until Fall 2009, so I don't know who first proposed the idea of a student comic anthology. I think it was Ivan's idea and the three editors ran with it.
Here are a few pictures stolen from David Alvarado's site:
|Front Cover (Onsmith)|
|Left page is David Alvarado. Right page is me.|
|Back Cover (Max Morris)|
The first issue came out in the Fall of 2010, 32 pages, color, 11" X 14". Here's a full list of contributors: