Dr Ian Hague

Lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies

London College of Communication


Dr Ian Hague is a lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies at the University of the Arts, London, where he is based at London College of Communication. He is also a practicing graphic designer and illustrator, and works as a PowerPoint Designer at OgilvyOne Business. He is the founder of Comics Forum, an organisation dedicated to developing the profile of the academic study of comics, most visibly through its annual conference (2009-) and website (2011-). Ian holds a PhD from the University of Chichester (2012), an MA in Cultural Studies (2008) from the University of Leeds (2008), and a BA (Hons) in English from the University of Hull (2007).

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 Hague's research looks at materiality and the human senses as they combine with media and technology, with a particular focus on comics and graphic novels. He 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). He is also the author of numerous book chapters, articles, interviews and reviews on a range of topics.