Dr Ian Hague

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Senior Lecturer and CTS 3 Coordinator

London College of Communication


Dr Ian Hague is a Senior Lecturer and Year 3 Coordinator in Contextual and Theoretical Studies at London College of Communication (UAL), where he is based in the Interaction Design and Visual Communication Programme. His research looks at comics and graphic novels, and how they engage with questions of materiality and experience. Ian is the author of Comics and the Senses: A Multisensory Approach to Comics and Graphic Novels (Routledge 2014) and the co-editor of Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels (Routledge 2015), as well as numerous shorter pieces.

In 2009, Ian founded Comics Forum, an annual conference on comics that runs as part of the Thought Bubble sequential art festival in Leeds. In 2011, he launched the Comics Forum website, which publishes scholarship from a wide range of academics and thinkers on comics from around the world.

Ian is also an experienced designer, having worked as a PowerPoint Designer at OgilvyOne Business from 2014-2017, and as a freelance designer and illustrator in various contexts. Previous clients include Adobe, Dow Corning, MasterCard, Oracle, Philips, SITA and Vodafone.

Research interests

Material culture, technology, the theory and philosophy of the senses. Literature, theory and history of art. Comics and graphic novels, sequential art forms. Design and visual culture.

Research statement

Ian's current research looks at the questions digital comics pose around materiality, economics, histories and geographies. He is also the co-editor (with LCC colleagues Dr Ian Horton and Dr Nina Mickwitz) of two edited collections about violence in comics: Contexts of Violence in Comics and Representing Acts of Violence in Comics (forthcoming from Routledge).