Celebrate Bloomsday With Extra Nudity

Posted on June 16th, 2010 in Graphic Novels, Topically Topical by Gerry

It had been reported in several news outlets (most prominently the New York Times) that the publishers of an online comic adaptation of James Joyces’ Ulysses (called Ulysses Seen) were forced by Apple to censor the image of a naked woman before it allow it be an app for their iPad device.

As word of this spread, Apple had a change of heart and is now allowing the original art to go through, rather than the cropped image they had previously approved.

Comic Book Resources ran an interview with the comic’s co-creator Robert Berry, who sums things up nicely by saying:

Frankly, I think that’s quite an amazing story for all of us to carry into BloomsDay; the idea that artistic expression is continually reinvented and new ground is won through the way we view this one little blue book.

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