Old Mother Grogan

Mother Grogan is a mildly rude joke, characteristically brought up by Mulligan and quickly used to skewer Haines’ attitude toward Ireland and things Irish. Haines is collecting “exotic” Irish sayings and other folk esoterica, in the same way Bartok, Dvorak and Smetana collected ethnic folk tunes from the backwaters of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, as modernity […]

Read the Comic

Reading Joyce can be hard and puzzling work at first, but it’s a singular experience that no comicbook, movie or foreign language translation can ever replace. My work here should be seen as an accompaniment to that experience of the novel, so, to that purpose, we’ve set it up this site. There are some added […]