Ulysses Seen Update by jjqblog
May 20, 2011, 2:13 PM
Filed under: Publications

After a lengthy pause, Rob Berry and the rest of the creative team behind the Ulysses Seen adaptation have just published ten new pages with more promised to arrive by Bloomsday.  For those unfamiliar with the project, it is an attempt to transform (or rather remediate) Joyce’s novel into a comic.  As the site blog notes, the group has decided after finishing work on “Telemachus” to move next to “Calypso,” a move both enabled and necessitated by the comic medium:

So we’ve decided to bring Mr Bloom into the picture early. We’ve decided to show the comparisons and contrasts between his world and Stephen’s right now in the front of our adaptation….We just thought it best, and maybe clearest in keeping with my own vision of the novel, that you get to see this part next.  Because comics can do that. And because digital books, with their ability to jump easily from one related to topic to the next, gives us a fertile landscape for innovation that Joyce would want us to take every opportunity from.

In addition to the visual and digital work behind this project, Janine Utell is creating a “Reader’s Guide” to the comic that helps both decipher the rich capabilities of the medium while also orienting users to the complexity of Joyce’s work.

For more information, head over to Ulysses Seen or follow the site’s twitter feed @UlyssesSeen.


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