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Ulysses “Seen” Original Art at The James Joyce Centre

Tuesday, 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 www.jamesjoyce.ie for further details.

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


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!

WHYY Friday Arts Piece

Wednesday, 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!

Saturday, 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.

Ulysses And You: Behind The Scenes Of Adapting The Novel

Wednesday, 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.