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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Celebrating Boogers

Shreveport Mayor announces special day in honor of children's book


Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler will name June 9, "Billy’s Booger" Day, in honor of the release of William Joyce’s latest picture book. The proclamation will be given 3 p.m. today at the city council meeting.

Full of nostalgic references to a time when TV was black-and-white and Sunday newspapers had things called the funnies, this wildly fun story-within-a-story is based loosely on children’s book legend William Joyce’s fourth grade year, and includes a sewn-in mini-book of Joyce’s very first book. "Billy’s Booger" is the tale of the world’s smartest booger and one that had Joyce sent to the principal’s office at A.C. Steere.

William plans to encourage the citizens of Shreveport to embrace their "inner booger" and pursue their passions.

More on Joyce:

William Joyce has achieved worldwide recognition as an author, illustrator and pioneer in the digital and animation industry. 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. In 2009, he co-founded Moonbot Studios a multimedia storytelling company exploring books, apps, films and video
games. The studio’s projects have won numerous awards and accolades,
including an Annie Award, multiple Webby Awards and inclusion in the iTunes App Store Hall of Fame.
Since beginning his career as children’s book author/illustrator, Joyce has written
or illustrated nearly 50 books including children's favorites George Shrinks, Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo, A Day With Wilbur Robinson, The Leafmen and the Brave Good Bugs, Rolie Polie Olie and his 13 book series, the Guardians of Childhood. He continues to publish bestselling books through
Moonbot’s imprint with Simon and Schuster, including The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Mischievians and The Numberlys. His latest book is Billy’s Booger released in June 2015. Named by Newsweek magazine as “one of the 100 people to watch in the new millennium”, he has worked on projects with nearly every major film studio including BlueSky, Disney, Dreamworks Animation, Twentieth Century Fox and Pixar. 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. Joyce’s latest films are two animated shorts:
The Numberlys, co-directed with Brandon Oldenburg and The Cask of Amontillado, co-directed with Joe Bluhm. For more information, go to williamjoyce.com or moonbotstudios.com.


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