Global Bloomsday for Ulysses “Seen”

4 Chapters in 4 Cities Layout AltIt was a busy Bloomsday 2013 for Ulysses “Seen”. My project partner, creator Robert Berry spoke about the project in front of Audiences at the James Joyce Centre in Dublin, Ireland and at Heidelberg, Germany’s first ever Bloomsday celebration. The original art from four different episodes was shown in as many cities: New York; Dublin; Pula, Croatia; and Trieste, Italy.

Rob and I were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to collaborate on the creation of advertisements and collateral materials for The James Joyce Centre’s Bloomsday event and the logo for the Global Bloomsday Gathering event, which brought readers from 25 cities on 6 continents together via the internet and large TV screens. Readers included Joyce scholars, famous Irish actors, and our own Robert Berry.

The comic will resume on the Joyce Center’s web site after we catch our collective breath.

Ulysses “Seen” in The Graphic Canon, Vol. 3

An excerpt of the Calypso episode of Ulysses “Seen” can be found in Vol. 3 of editor Russ Kick’s beautiful and epic project, THE GRAPHIC CANON, a compendium of comix adaptations of great literature, featuring the likes of Will Eisner, Robert Crumb, and Peter Kuper, published by Seven Stories Press. Another of my collaborations with Ulysses “Seen” creator Robert Berry, on his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Sonnet XVIII, appears in the first volume of the set, which was released in the spring of 2012.

Public Speaking Gigs

I will be appearing on an alumni career panel at my alma mater, the University of the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 22nd, telling students a bit about the world beyond college graduation. As if that weren’t enough, I will also be speaking at Villanova’s Falvey Library with Johnny Zito and Tony Trov on Wednesday, Oct. 26th about comics in the digital age. I will be addressing the educational possibilities the digital platform allows, citing Ulysses “Seen”, The Waste Land “Seen”, and Age of Bronze “Seen” as examples. Should be a good time.