US_Logo HeaderI have been an artist and a fan of literature (at varying levels) for as long as I can remember. As a child I was surrounded by my father’s impressive library of great literary works, and I was THAT guy in your English class (or at least in mine). Having caught the ULYSSES bug in a big way, I didn’t have to think twice about accepting artist Robert Berry’s invitation to work with him on his ambitious comix adaptation of the original 1922 Edition of Joyce’s masterpiece. I am thrilled to have played the role of graphic/web designer, production artist, and hand-letterer on this phenomenal project and to have worked with such a skilled and knowledgeable group of people. My work on the project continues to bring opportunities to meet and create design work for events all over the world.

The project is the first production of Throwaway Horse, LLC, which I co-founded with with Berry, Philadelphia Joyce scholar Mike Barsanti, and intellectual property attorney Chad Rutkowski. In its first few months, it garnered attention from from the likes of the New Yorker and Paste Magazine, bassist extraordinare Mike Watt, and comix artist Jessica Abel.

Ulysses “Seen” received international media attention in June of 2010, when Apple asked Throwaway Horse to make some controversial edits to two pages of the iPad app 1.0 version of the comic art before accepting it into the iTunes store. After two weeks of stories in the New York Times, Wired, MacWorld, The L.A. Times, on,, and the web sites of myriad other media outlets, Apple relented and asked for a resubmission of the unedited comic for immediate acceptance. Since then, web sites based in England, Ireland, France, Australia, Russia, and Colombia have given their compliments.

The comic was picked up by the James Joyce Centre in Dublin, Ireland in early 2013 and has been running at regular intervals. Large excerpts have been published in Bloomsday editions of The Irish Times and Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine, as well. Bloomsday 2013 also saw shows of Berry’s original artwork from four chapters of the graphic novel in New York; Dublin; Pula, Croatia; and Trieste, Italy. And the project continues to grow…

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