Countdown to Bloomsday 2016

February 2nd, 2016

Well, its that time again. Joyce’s birthday is today (February 2nd) and that’s the time we start gearing up for another Bloomsday. To get people in the spirit I usual do a series of drawings, bookmarks really, released daily over twitter. 135days from now until Bloomsday itself this makes for a nice little birthday gift to the Old Fella.

This year, 2016, also marks the centennial of the Easter Rising in Dublin, an important moment in the struggle for Irish Freedom and a date close to the heart of many fans of Joyce’s work. To honor and commemorate that date I’ve changed the format of the bookmark drawings this time around.

I’ll be drawing portraits of one hundred “Heroes of Irish Freedom” from now until Bloomsday based upon a list developed by good friend Pat Callan. So far they’ve been great fun to do and have given me a chance to learn more Irish history each day. I hope people use them as I have, as a window into study. We’ll try to figure out a way to drop some links to good biographical information onto the tweets for people encountering them that way, and our hope is to collect the group of them somewhere once all is done.

“But that’s only 100drawings,” you may say. And “what about the other 35?” you may say.

Good question. Don’t worry. I’ve got something more Joyce in mind as we draw closer to Bloomsday.

So let’s get started, and we’ll see you on Bloomsday,

-Rob

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THE DEAD: Limited Edition Prints by Robert Berry

July 24th, 2014
 

 

THE DEAD: limited edition prints by Robert Berry

A portfolio of five letterpressed illustrations by Robert Berry of James Joyce’s story.

Each print is letterpressed in an edition of 75 and signed by the artist.

The complete portfolio is available from Stoney Road Press for €800.

Individual prints are available for €275 each. Read more…

Plate size: 36 x 27cm, Sheet size: 50 x 38cm
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An illustrated book of THE DEAD is published in 2014 by

Stoney Road Press

in collaboration with the James Joyce Centre, Dublin,

to celebrate the

centenary of the publication of Dubliners.

Featuring 13 illustrations by

Robert Berry and an introduction

by Senator David Norris,

it is letterpressed and

limited to an edtion of 150 copies.

It is available from Stoney Road Press

for €1,250.

 Read more…

For enquiries please contact Stoney Road Press on

01 887 8544 or email

mail@stoneyroadpress.com.

Stoney Road Press, Stoney Road, Dublin 3, Ireland
t / f: +353 (1) 887 8544
mail@stoneyroadpress.com
www.stoneyroadpress.com

Just in time for Bloomsday!

June 12th, 2014
Just in time for Bloomsday!  Throwaway Horse and Stoney Road Press Present James Joyce's The Dead

Throwaway Horse and Stoney Road Press Present James Joyce’s The Dead.

 

Bloomsday Bookmarks

December 6th, 2013

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Rob’s original hand-lettered bookmarks from Bloomsday. Go to our facebook page to see more.

ULYSSES “SEEN” is moving to Dublin!

August 27th, 2012

It is true. We’re Dublinbound.

When this website first began in 2009 all of us here at Throwaway Horse tried to envision it as a place where interested people could come to learn about and discuss the work of James Joyce through his novel ULYSSES. We set up a pretty large challenge for ourselves with the initial idea of adapting that novel into a comic with the hope that each page and panel could serve as a window into Joyce’s deeper mysteries and his world of Dublin on June 16th, 1904. As the cartoonist behind that crazy idea, this website, and the people we’ve met through it, have been invaluable to me in understanding and interpreting the novel for a new audience. I couldn’t have done the work without it.

But running a website, a good one, can be a full time job in itself and Josh and Mike and I have never really had the time to manage the regular and recurring content this kind of a forum deserves. With the release of our iPad app and other delivery methods now in full swing we’ll be spending a lot more of our time making the comic. Blogging is all very fun, but I’ve got to concentrate on making the work.

So I’m very pleased and excited to announce that the comic, readers’ guide and blog forum on this website will continue as a part of the James Joyce Centre in Dublin with the reboot of their website next month. We’re all very happy to working more closely with the Joyce Centre in bringing this project to Dublin and the world in an open and free environment. Now we can deliver the kind of regularly updated and ongoing content this kind of a website deserves.

So what does this mean to you, our readers and subscribers?

Well, it means that starting September 24th the comic and reader’s guide pages will move over to the Joyce Centre website. The comments sections will remain intact, but we’ll be starting from page one of “Telemachus” again to give new readers a chance to catch up and add to the conversation. Along the way we’ll be dropping in additional blogposts on the Joyce Centre site about what’s happening in the new chapters we’re working on, “Nestor” and “Lotus Eaters”, and a whole lot of news from Joyceanna around the world. I’ll also be asking fans for help in solving some deeper visual mysteries of the novel like, “what stamp might’ve been on Martha Clifford’s letter?” or, “what, exactly, does a ‘cheeseparing nose’ look like?” (I really couldn’t draw this thing without your support on questions like those…)

It also a chance for this work, and all of you Joyceheads who’ve been such a big part of building it, to interact with the very real Dublin of today; to see ways of sorting the fiction and allegory of Joyce’s view of the city from the very real experience of Dubliners living there now. We are in a fairly interesting time now as this novel is being more openly embraced by the city of it’s origin than it ever has before and my suspicion is that this will make for new and exciting discourse.

But mostly it means that this project gets to live and breathe in the environment of Joyce’s imaginings. It gets to be more about Dublin and about understanding and discussing the city as Joyce saw it.

Exciting times for all of us,

-Rob