a writer of sorts
Will Vigar has an unhealthy obsession with Brutalist Architecture and revels in the beauty of lost causes. He writes poetry about land, sea and skewed nostalgia. He has edited collections of both poetry and comic books.
He has worked in the music industry as musician, manager, record sleeve designer, song doctor, tour manager, promoter and reviewer in a number music magazines and under many, many pseudonyms.
He worked for BBC Local Radio for over ten years, contributing sketches, articles, reviews and interviews to a number of magazine programmes. He then co-presented a programme highlighting and promoting local artists and musicians.
In the early 2000’s he wrote a small press/indie comic called “Miserable” that received good reviews, TV support and three printings. “Dead Miserable” followed and sold even more. He wrote a third, but took a degree in Fine Art instead of publishing that one.
At University, he specialised in Sonic Installation, Text Art and Environmental Micro-interventions and still doesn’t know how he got away with it.
A short lived comic strip entitled “The Bizarre Adventures of Alberto and Jeff” led to a stint at a contributing editor at a Graphic Novel Publishing House.
In 2017, he was a awarded a distinction and the Annual Creative Writing Prize for his MA Creative Writing final project; a psychogeographical study – in prose and poetry – of a demolished Brutalist housing estate, extracts of which were published in The London Magazine.
In 2018, he embarked on a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Portsmouth while writing a sci-fi script for tv just because he hadn’t written on before.
Fiercely Northern, he lives in Hampshire and is pretty pissed off about it.
Will has written, contributed to and/or edited:
“Absent Ginsberg: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry” (2016)
“Zombre: A Borderline Press Undead Anthology”, (2014)
“Beasts” (unpublished) (2015)
“Spoko” (co-editor) (2015)
“Hunger House” (2015) (Editor/Script polisher)
“Going Home (Part One) ‘Lost’” (2016)
“Lunar Tattoos” (2017)
“Do You Dream In Colour?” (2009)
“Flight” (2010) and
“198 Crap Portraits”. (2010)
“LIFE<infinite>DEATH: A paradox in 50 cards” (2017)
He has also appeared in The London Magazine (June/July 2017) with an extract of the upcoming book ‘Tales from the Urban Prairie,’ and with extracts from an as yet untitled Norwegian travelogue (Aug/Sept 2018)