Boney Jr., Roy

I am (Cherokee name ᎧᏂᎦ ᎪᎳᎭ) a full blood citizen of the ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏰᏟ Cherokee Nation living in Tahlequah, OK. I am award winning filmmaker, artist, and writer. My work has been shown throughout the United States and internationally.I hold a BFA in Graphic Design from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Art in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas – Little Rock. I am the writer, director, producer, and animator of several short animated films spoken in the Cherokee and Muscogee languages including On a Spring Day and Incident at Rock Roe. I have worked on several documentary films, notably serving as illustrator on the National Park Service production Trail of Tears. I am also a graphic novelist, having worked on several titles, including the critically acclaimed Dead Eyes Open, and was a contributing artist to the Eisner Award nominated anthology Trickster: Native American Tales. I am also a contributing author in the book American Indians and the Mass Media and I have contributed art & articles to Indian Country Today magazine. Currently, I work in the Language Technology Program for Cherokee Nation Education Services Group in Tahlequah, OK where we have collaborated with companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft to ensure the Cherokee language is compatible with their products.

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