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Dr Ian Hague

Title
Contextual & Theoretical Studies Coordinator
College
London College of Communication
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Ian  Hague

Biography

Dr Ian Hague is a Contextual and Theoretical Studies Coordinator at London College of Communication. His research looks at comics and graphic novels, and questions of materiality and experience. Ian is the author of Comics and the Senses: A Multisensory Approach to Comics and Graphic Novels (Routledge 2014). He co-edited Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels (Routledge 2015), Contexts of Violence in Comics and Representing Acts of Violence in Comics (both Routledge 2020).

In 2009, Ian founded Comics Forum, an annual conference that runs as part of the Thought Bubble sequential art festival. In 2011 he launched the Comics Forum website, which publishes scholarship from around the world. In 2018 he co-founded the Comics Research Hub (CoRH) at UAL.

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

Ian is currently researching digital comics.

Teaching

Current research students

  • Thomas Gebhart, Collecting UK Digital Comics: Social, cultural and technological factors for cultural institutions (Joint supervisor)
  • Paul Jackson, Do worlds have frames? Another narrative, another drawing: an ontology of the ‘unbounded’ story. (Joint supervisor)
  • Valerie Mace, Cultivating atmospheres in public foyers: the interplay between space, governance and participation (Joint supervisor)

Subjects

Communication and graphic design
Curation and culture
Illustration