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Ulysses “Seen” Original Art at The James Joyce Centre

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Dublin, Ireland — 23 Jul. 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 www.jamesjoyce.ie for further details.

For additional information, pictures or interviews please contact Mark Traynor at (00353)-1-8788547 or mark@jamesjoyce.ie.

 

We’re making April less cruel

Saturday, 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.

Thanks!

To read sample pages: http://throwawayhorse.com/home/projects/wasteland-seen/sample-pages/

To download the app: http://itunes.apple.com/app/martin-rowsons-the-waste-land/id438535843?mt=8

Age of Bronze “Seen” Issue #2 Available in iTunes App Store!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

The second issue of AGE OF BRONZE “SEEN”, the landmark enhanced book iPad app based on Eric Shanower’s award-winning graphic novel series, is set to hit the iTunes App store on Wednesday, November 23, 2011. 

Continuing Shanower’s epic story chronicling the Trojan War, Issue #2 of AGE OF BRONZE “SEEN” moves the action to the city of Troy and introduces many of the iconic characters whose lives will shape the tragic outcome, including Priam, King of Troy; Hekuba, his wife; Kassandra, the prophetess destined never to be believed; and Menelaus, husband of the beauteous Helen.

Enhanced by John Dallaire’s rich colors and Thomas Beasley’s interactive commentary, AGE OF BRONZE “SEEN” creates an enhanced book experience unlike any other digital comic. 

Reviews for AGE OF BRONZE “SEEN” #1 highlight the groundbreaking interactive approach: Stumptown Trade Review wrote “All I have to say is, ‘bring me more!’ I sure hope other creators/publishers get on board with this (and create more comics worthy of this kind of interaction).” 

Geeks of Doom’s critic, Bad Monkey, wrote “…having such a wealth of extras just a tap away is too compelling and addictive to ignore. If this is the future of digital comics, I might be sold. At a 99 cents price tag, it’s definitely worth checking out for yourself.”

Geeks of Doom Review: “A shining example of how comics can benefit from the transition to a digital format”

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Geeks of Doom says in their review of Age of Bronze “Seen” :

“…having such a wealth of extras just a tap away is too compelling and addictive to ignore. If this is the future of digital comics, I might be sold. At a 99 cents price tag, it’s definitely worth checking out for yourself.”

http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2011/10/26/digital-comic-review-age-of-bronze-seen-1/

 

Stumpdown Trade Review Says “Bring Me More”

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

In their article ”This is How Digital Comics Should Work,” Stumptown Trade Review says of Age of Bronze “Seen”:

“All I have to say is, “bring me more!”  Can you imagine reading From Hell or Asterios Polyp, or Finder with all the notes and information that is embedded in the images but relegated to end notes brought to the forefront in an easily accessible product?  I sure hope other creators/publishers get on board with this (and create more comics worthy of this kind of interaction).”

Age Of Bronze “Seen” is now available!

Friday, October 14th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ERIC SHANOWER’S ACCLAIMED “AGE OF BRONZE” GRAPHIC NOVEL RELEASED AS INTERACTIVE IPAD APP

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 lrich@throwawayhorse.com.

Age of Bronze “Seen” in Publishers Weekly

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Calvin Reid at Publishers Weekly continues to champion the Age of Bronze “Seen” launch!

Publisher’s Weekly October 11, 2011:  Shanower’s ‘Age of Bronze Seen’ App Goes Live for New York Comic Con

Age Of Bronze “Seen” Press Release

Monday, September 26th, 2011

aob-seen-press-sample

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ACCLAIMED AGE OF BRONZE GRAPHIC NOVEL RELEASED AS IPAD APP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 26, 2011

The Age of Bronze, a continuing graphic novel series depicting the story of the Trojan War, will be released as an iPad app on October 15, 2011.   The app will feature all new color illustrations and an interactive reader’s guide.  Originally published in black and white, the Age of Bronze series won Eisner awards for author and cartoonist Eric Shanower in 2001 and 2003 and was voted a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly.

The Age of Bronze series draws from the Iliad, major and minor works from classical Greece and Rome, medieval European sources, and Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida and beyond. The art of Age of Bronze draws upon the archaeological excavations of the places where the story took place: Mycenae, Knossos, and Pylos, among others, and especially Troy itself.  Classics scholar Thomas Beasley helps explain Shanower’s influences in the accompanying reader’s guide, bringing his own estimable insight and learning along with a trove of rich web-based resources.

Shanower’s and Beasley’s work is being presented on the patent-pending Behind the Seen engine created by publisher Throwaway Horse LLC.  The Behind the Seen platform enables readers to navigate quickly between the comic and readers guide, call up web resources without exiting the app itself, and engage in discussions with the authors and each other.

The app is being released under the name Age of Bronze “Seen”, and 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 Business Manager Chad Rutkowski at crutkowski@throwaway horse.com.

Martin Rowson’s THE WASTE LAND “SEEN”

Tuesday, 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 Kickstarter.com

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011


In October of 2010 we launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.com. 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!