Age Of Bronze “Seen” is now available!

October 14th, 2011



Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 13, 2011

Age of Bronze, Eric Shanower’s renowned, on-going graphic novel series depicting the people, places, and events of the Trojan War, will be released as an iPad app on October 14, 2011. The Age of Bronze “Seen” app brings an incredibly engaging and interactive enhanced book experience to the iPad.

Published in black and white by Image Comics since 1998, the Age of Bronze “Seen” app brings Shanower’s deeply researched story and art to full-color life. Colorist John Dallaire worked closely with Shanower to create a beautiful and historically appropriate color scheme for the series.  The app also features a page-by-page, interactive reader’s guide written by Yale classics scholar Thomas Beasley.

Driven by the (patent-pending) Behind the Seen engine created by publisher Throwaway Horse LLC, the app allows seamless navigation between the pages of the graphic novel and the comprehensive reader’s guide, as well as character profiles, maps, and links to external, web-based sources – without the need to exit the app. Age of Bronze “Seen” also includes a built-in discussion board, where users can post their thoughts and interact with the creators and each other.

The app is being released under the name Age of Bronze “Seen”, and includes the first issue of the graphic novel series.  Subsequent issues will be released monthly. Each issue will feature approximately 20 pages of comic content, following the format of the original print publication. The first several issues of the app are being offered at the introductory price 99 cents.

Throwaway Horse LLC is a Philadelphia based company and the creators of the well-known Ulysses “Seen” and Rowson’s Waste Land “Seen” apps.

For more information, contact Marketing Director, Libbi Rich at

Ulysses “Seen” Original Art at The James Joyce Centre

July 24th, 2012

Dublin, Ireland — 23 Jul. 2012


The James Joyce Centre is delighted to present an exhibition of original drawings by illustrator Rob Berry from the ‘Ulysses “Seen”’ project, an adaptation of Joyce’s Ulysses. The work will be on display at the Centre until Thursday 20th December 2012.

This exhibition is made possible through the continued support of the James Joyce Centre by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and marks the beginning of an important transatlantic collaboration between the team behind ‘Ulysses “Seen”’ and the Centre.

‘Ulysses “Seen”’ is a web based comic adaptation of Joyce’s masterpiece, developed with the aim of reinvigorating an appreciation for a work which has established a reputation for inaccessibility. The project offers itself as a unique companion piece to the novel, transposing the subtlety and humour of the book into a comic narrative form which will be familiar to 21st Century readers. The result is what the Huffington Post has called a “breathtaking adaptation”.

Mark Traynor, manager of the Centre, says: “The Centre has long admired ‘Ulysses “Seen”’ and this is precisely the sort of work that we want to show to the public. Without dumbing down the novel, Rob Berry’s drawings cut through the academic gobbledygook that turns off so many readers and refocuses on what makes the book great: its playfulness, humanity, and extraordinary ordinariness.”

“By the same token,” he says, “it also appeals to the sort of reader Joyce would have loved: someone willing to embrace new forms, someone comfortable with popular culture, and above all someone with a sense of humour and imagination.”

See for further details.

For additional information, pictures or interviews please contact Mark Traynor at (00353)-1-8788547 or


We’re making April less cruel

March 31st, 2012

We hope that you share our love of modernist literature at large. We also hope you share our sense of humor, our desire to hack through the thornier patches of this stuff, and our wish that more people read it so that we could talk more about it and demonstrate how bloody clever we are.

Soooo, if you haven’t heard, we launched a Throwaway Horse take on T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, called Martin Rowson’s The Waste Land Seen. We took acclaimed political cartoonist Martin Rowson’s take on The Waste Land, added our Reader’s Guide to it, and launched it as another iPad app. A set of five sample pages can be found here.  We’ve been selling the app for $9.99, but for the month of April only we are reducing the price to $7.99. Please consider purchasing this app and recommending to your friends. It would make our April slightly less cruel.


To read sample pages:

To download the app:

The Waste Land “Seen” in Publishers Weekly

September 25th, 2011

Big thanks to Calvin Reid for this writeup on the Waste Land “Seen” app.

Martin Rowson’s THE WASTE LAND “SEEN”

April 26th, 2011



Martin Rowson's THE WASTE LAND "Seen" on the iPad NOW

It takes a lot of detective work to decipher modernist literature.  Trying to figure how grail legends, the Upanishads, and vegetation myths all link up has left scholars chasing their tails for nearly a century, and has left us ordinary palookas in the dust.  Lucky for us we have private eye Chris Marlowe, cartoonist Martin Rowson, and scholar Michael Barsanti to help shake out some of the clues and make some hasty repairs to a heap of otherwise broken images.

Throwaway Horse LLC is proud to present Martin Rowson’s The Waste Land “Seen,” a re-launching of Rowson’s acclaimed The Waste Land comic first published in 1999.  The comic itself tells a story of betrayal, murder and intrigue in the best film noir tradition, haunted by various allusions conjured by T.S. Eliot’s most notoriously difficult poem.  The comic has been reformatted for the iPad, presented on Throwaway Horse’s Behind the Seen Reader so that it can be examined in relation to Eliot’s poetry, the development of modernist literature, the filmography of film noir, and the sweep of art history itself.

Rowson’s The Waste Land “Seen” is the second offering from Throwaway Horse, creators of the Ulysses “Seen” website and iPad app.  As with Ulysses “Seen”, Throwaway Horse hopes that this project will help preserve interest in this challenging but essential work of art using the best functionality of tablet readers.  The app was coded by Bunsen Tech LLC, and is available now in the Apple App Store at the introductory rate of $9.99.


ULYSSES “SEEN” Succeeds on

February 2nd, 2011

In October of 2010 we launched a fundraising campaign on We’re pleased to say that the response was overwhelming. We finished at 142% of our goal. We are so honored and grateful to all of our contributors, and we can’t wait to get more of the work out there this year!

WHYY Friday Arts Piece

February 2nd, 2011

Watch WHYY’s interview with Robert Berry and Mike Barsanti about ULYSSES “SEEN” here!

Watch the full episode. See more Friday Arts.

ULYSSES “SEEN” on WHYY’s Friday Arts Show!

October 16th, 2010
ULYSSES “SEEN” will be the lead feature in the November edition of WHYY’s “Friday Arts” show, airing Nov. 5. Those outside the Philadelphia area can catch it on the web shortly thereafter. We will also be in the WHYY studios to show our iPad app & answer questions after the show airs.

Announcements Forthcoming…

September 23rd, 2010

Throwaway Horse will have some fairly exciting announcements in the near future. We can’t wait to share them with you. Stay tuned.

Ulysses And You: Behind The Scenes Of Adapting The Novel

September 22nd, 2010

Irish Arts Center presents
Ulysses And You: Behind The Scenes Of Adapting The Novel
Thursday, October 07, 2010

On the eve of New York Comic Con, experience Ulysses “Seen”, Robert Berry’s graphic novel adaptation of the 1922 edition of James Joyce’s epic masterpiece, through commentary by Robert Berry and Josh Levitas, in conversation with Mike Barsanti, editor, and moderated by Karen Green, curator of the Columbia University Library collection of graphic novels. Learn how you, too, can be part of the creative process, with a special preview of pages from the newest chapter, and a forum for readers to suggest settings, props and character types for the remaining chapters of the comic.

Click here for for further info and tickets.