September 26, 2015- January 3, 2016
(Exhibition developed by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas)
William Joyce has world-wide recognition as an author, illustrator filmmaker and pioneer in the animation industry. Books published by Simon & Schuster include The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Guardians of Childhood book series: The Man in the Moon, The Sandman: Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core! and Toothania: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies. His latest books are Billy's Booger,The Mischievians and Sandman and the War of Dreams.
Joyce co-founded Moonbot Studios a transmedia storytelling company specializing in books, apps, film and video games. Named by Newsweek magazine as “One of the 100 people to watch in the new millennium”, William has been involved in the world of digital animation from its full-scale inception at Pixar Animation. His projects have been produced by nearly every major film studio including Disney, Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation. His feature films include Epic, Rise of the Guardians, Robots and Meet the Robinsons. His television series include George Shrinks and Rolie Polie Olie for which he won three Emmy Awards. In 2012, he won an Academy Award for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, an animated short film about the curative powers of story.