(above) Michael Redgrave in Dead of Night (1945)
DOPPELGÄNGER, on echoes, shadows, avatars and other singular doubles,
an illustrated talk
Peter Blegvad is a writer, graphic artist, songwriter and broadcaster. He was born New York City and is based in London, England.
He has been making music since the mid 70s with Slapp Happy, Faust, Henry Cow, The Golden Palominos, John Zorn, Andy Partridge and others.
His weekly comic strip, Leviathan, ran in the Independent on Sunday from 1991-’98 and The Book of Leviathan was published by Sort of Books in 2000 in the UK and by Overlook Press in the US. A Mandarin translation was published by the China Times in 2010. A French translation published by l’Apocalypse won le Prix de Révelation at Angoulême Festival in 2014.
Peter has supplied BBC Radio 3 with ‘eartoons’ since 2002, and has won two Sony awards for his radio work, one in 2003 and one in 2012 (for “Use It Or Lose It” a collaboration with composer Iain Chambers).
He taught Creative Writing at the University of Warwick from 1998 to 2013, and was Senior Tutor in Visual Writing at the Royal College of Art from 2012 to 2015. He has taught workshops for several years at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne.
In 2011 he was elected president of the London Institute of ’Pataphysics.
In 2014 his book Kew. Rhone. was published by Uniformbooks (“this delightful book, full of wit, pictures and Blegvad’s densely literary considerations, sprouting thickets of footnotes” —Clive Bell, The Wire, 372).
He co-hosts the Amateur Enterprises website with Simon Lucas.
MONDAY, December 21, 2015 at 7pm
The 140th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School for Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS BEING HELD ON MONDAY EVENING!