Friday, September 25, 2009

"Ulysses Seen" One Cool Site!

Ulysses Seen is (you guessed it) all about the process of getting to know the 20th century's most dreaded and feared book!  There is a new illustrated version being created by Robert Barry.  And, it features a man's journey to read Ulysses for the first time.  Sound familiar??
See below for excerpt from the site Ulysses Seen:

New Comic Pages October 5th!


September 25th, 2009 Throwaway Horse, LLC will be presenting new, weekly installments of its comix adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses at our web site,,  beginning October 5, 2009 and running through December 7, 2009.  In addition to giving readers 40 new pages of the comic, Throwaway Horse will add new features and a new schedule of regular content.
The comic will now update on Mondays with four new pages.  The Reader’s Guide, our online annotation for solving some of the mysteries of the novel page-by-page, will follow with daily analysis Tuesday through Friday of each week.
In addition, Throwaway Horse is happy to introduce Michael Perridge as a regular contributor to the site.  Michael will be blogging about his experience as he reads Ulysses for the first time, wrestling with what many consider to be the most difficult, if ultimately rewarding, book ever written.  If all goes well this should be like watching a one-man Oprah book club suddenly finding itself on the set of Survivor.
“Ulysses Seen” garnered considerable notice and comment with its first installment on June 16, 2009, known as “Bloomsday” to Joyce fans the world over.  New Yorker magazine called “Ulysses ‘Seen’” “real fun,” and found Berry’s art work “lush and comical.”  No fewer than 16 online blogs and magazines reviewed and reported on the project, including Paste Magazine, all of which are collected in the site’s “Press” section.  The “Twittersphere” was abuzz with comment as well, with tweets coming from everyone from musician Mike Watt, to Random House, the original publishers of Joyce’s Ulysses, who called the project “V. interesting.”
Throwaway Horse LLC is a company dedicated to fostering understanding of public domain literary masterworks by joining the visual aid of the graphic novel with the explicatory aid of the internet.  “Ulysses ‘Seen’” is its inaugural project.  Comic book artist Berry and Joyce scholar Mike Barsanti conceived of the project as a forum for both the first time reader and the Joyce expert to discuss, explore, and debate a book considered to be both one of the most important books of the 20th century and one of the most difficult. Throwaway Horse LLC has posted the website as a kind of “alpha” web 2.0 project in which visitors can help shape content and direction of the site itself. The project is being presented in serialized form, like the original novel, with the hopes it can be completed in slightly less than the 10 years it took for Joyce to write the novel itself.


Josh said...

Thanks for the shoutout! We have a lot planned for this coming release, and we hope you continue to enjoy it. One of our favorite parts of this project is that you, the reader, can help to shape it by contributing to the Reader's Guide discussions.

Cara Powers said...

OMG! Kris, the blog looks fabulous. Great job. I'm now going to visit the comic site. Oh, that bib is hilarious.