The first ever illustrated version of ‘The Ondt and the Gracehoper’ was launched by Laois artist Tom McNally in Dublin last week.
‘The Ondt and the Gracehoper’ is James Joyce’s peculiar and hilarious re-telling of Aesop’s ancient fable, ‘The Ant and the Grasshopper’, originally published in Joyce’s last great work, ‘Finnegans Wake’.
Joyce packed his version of the fable with references to philosophers. Fittingly, the artist who has now interpreted the work in graphic form is, himself, a philosopher. Tom McNally is adjunct assistant professor in philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, lecturing primarily on the philosophy of language. Tom is a highly accomplished self taught artist. Visit www.thomasmcnallyartist.com for more.