Sunday, October 24, 2010

First Line, version 2

Based on some comments over at Weaver of the Wind, I’ve been thinking about a new way of doing the first line. The tear effect was a bit of a rush job, but I’ll clean it up later. [Fixed it now, more or less.] The main problem apart from that is that it will, of course, look (and be) incomplete until page 628 is also done.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I applaud your project, I enjoy your work and I wholeheartedly encourage you to keep at it. I studied Joyce in Dublin with Roland McHugh who had memorized - yes, memorized - Finnegans Wake. Again, keep at it and all best wishes. Peter from Toronto

James said...

love it, great job.. oh and by the way, you are EVERYWHERE Great job on that as well.

Stephen Crowe said...

@Peter: Thank you! I imagine if I'd written the annotations to Finnegans Wake, I'd probably finish up by memorising it too! It must have been fascinating to study under him.

@James: Yeah, it freaked me out a little, actually!

readeatslip said...

amazing job, Stephen! Keep up the great work. Greetings from Poland.

PQ said...

Just adding to the chorus, this stuff is wonderful.

James said...

Wonderful work, love it

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your work! As a huge Joyce - and Wake - fan, I'm hugely grateful for these beautiful pieces !!!

P.s./F.y.i. I liked this with the final words on the left; why break up the infinite loop :) ?

Stephen Crowe said...

Thanks, everyone!

@Anonymous: I first put the first and last lines together as a centrepiece for my exhibition last Bloomsday, and I got such a positive response about it that I decided to sell it as a print. But for the actual project I think it's a good idea to separate the first and last lines as least as much as they're separated in the book. That is, to keep them at the beginning and the end! Maybe I'll put them together again when I finish in approximately 10,000 years.