illustration ©2012 Roy Boney, Jr.



Roy Boney, Jr. is a full blood citizen of the Cherokee Nation living in Tahlequah, OK. He is an award winning filmmaker, artist, and writer whose work has been shown throughout the United States and internationally. He holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Art in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas – Little Rock. Roy is 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. He has worked on several documentary films, notably the National Park Service production Trail of Tears. His graphic novels include the critically acclaimed Dead Eyes Open, and was a contributing artist to the anthology Trickster: Native American Tales. Roy is a contributing author in the book American Indians and the Mass Media and has contributed art and articles for Indian Country Today. Currently, he works in the Language Technology Program for Cherokee Nation Education Services Group in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.


Native American Classics:
Graphic Classics Volume 24
144 pages, color, $15