Dr Ian Hague
BiographyDr Ian Hague is a Contextual and Theoretical Studies Coordinator and Research Coordinator in the Design School at London College of Communication. His research looks at sensory and material cultures, with a particular focus on comics and related forms. 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.
- Hague I. Social Sciences/Comics: A Commentary on Sociologica's Exploration of Comics (2021)
- Grennan S, Hague I. Medium, knowledge, structure: capacities for choice and the contradiction of medium-specificity in games and comics. (2018)
- Hague I. Beyond the Visual – The Roles of the Senses in Contemporary Comics (2012)
- Mickwitz N, Horton I, Hague I. Introduction: Representing Acts of Violence in Comics (2020)
- Hague I, Horton I, Mickwitz N. Introduction: Contexts of Violence in Comics (2020)
- Hague I. Folding, Cutting, Reassembling: Materializing Trauma and Memory in Comics (2020)
- Hague I. Sidebar: Materiality (2017)
- Hague I. Comics and Cultural Studies (2016)
- Hague I. British Comics in the Early Twenty-first Century (2015)
- Hague I. Drawing 'the apprenticeship of a man of letters': adapting 'Remembrance of Things Past' for bande dessinée (2015)
- Ayaka C, Hague I. Introduction: Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels (2015)
- Hague I. A Defining Problem (2014)
- Hague I. Adapting Watchmen (2012)
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)
- Danqing Xu, Creating a Personified Commercial Portal: Analyzing IP characters in China in the Internet Era (Lead supervisor)
Communication and graphic design
Curation and culture