The 320th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  November 23, 2021 at 7pm ET. ONLINE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM. Please email  comicssymposium@gmail.com  to register for this event. Free and open to the public.

Peter Blegvad on his new book, Imagine, Observe, Remember (Uniformbooks).

Designed by Colin Sackett, its 250 profusely illustrated pages document an extraordinary life-long epistemological illustration project. In this talk Blegvad will discuss the project using the book as a guide.

“When one looks into the darkness there is always something there.” — W. B. Yeats. 

When one looks into one’s own interior there is always mental imagery. Imagine, Observe, Remember looks at the looking we do with the mind’s eye, offering practical exercises for the development of this mysterious faculty. The book is also a memoir, a portrait of the artist as he develops his craft from what is possibly his first drawing to his current status of seasoned practitioner. It is furthermore a series of meditations, observations, quotes, images and instructions that will constitute a valuable resource for artists, writers, teachers and any reader who agrees that the uncharted wilderness within is worthy of exploration.

Peter Blegvad – writer, artist, songwriter, broadcaster – was born in NYC in 1951 and is currently based in London.  He taught creative writing at Warwick University for many years, and was Senior Tutor in Visual Writing at the Royal College of Art.

An introduction to the Imagine, Observe, Remember project is online here: http://www.amateur.org.uk

Blegvad’s book Imagine, Observe, Remember is published by Uniforrmbooks: https://colinsackett.co.uk/uniformbooks.php

Related works have been exhibited in Kunstverein Hannover and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2004), in the Kunsthalle Luzern (2007), in Extra City, Antwerp (2010) and elsewhere. His comic strip, “The Book of Leviathan,” is published by Sort Of Books and the Overlook Press (in English) and is also available in Mandarin, Cantonese and French. His latest album is ‘Go Figure’ (2017) on the ReR MegaCorp label.