1/16/2016 - 5/22/2016
Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX).
Left: Cover from The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
, 2012, digital, © William Joyce
This exhibition features art by author, illustrator, and Academy Award-winning animated short filmmaker William Joyce. Included are over 70 original ink, graphite, acrylic, and digital illustrations for some of Joyce’s early books - George Shrinks, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo
, and The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs
– and featuring his recent The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
and The Guardians of Childhood
book series which explores the magical world of characters like Man in the Moon, Nicholas St. North, Sandman, Toothiana, E. Aster Bunnymund, and Jack Frost. Sample preliminary sketches, a storyboard, concept art for a movie version of a book, and art from Joyce’s childhood will also be on view.