Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Mischievians Among 2016 Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award Winners

23,000 students throughout the state of Louisiana voted to choose the winners of the 2016 Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Awards. The Mischievians by William Joyce was the top choice among third through fifth graders. Other winners were announced by the State Library of Louisiana on their website:

“A stupendous number of kids participate in giving this award,” said William Joyce. "That means a lot of kids read The Mischievians and liked it a lot. For a children's book author, it doesn't get better than that. Makes me want to finish the sequel pronto!”

The Mischievians is a picture book partnership between William Joyce and Dr. Maximilian Fortisque Robinson Zooper, published by Simon & Schuster. The book details highly scientific research on an ancient race of global mischief-makers called the Mischievians. Working closely with Dr. Zooper, Joyce and Moonbot's artists ensure an accurate and scientific visual representation of each Mischievian, including the elusive Endroller, the villainous creature who uses up all the toilet paper and the illustrious Homework Eater, responsible for consuming over a trillion pounds of missing homework.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

William Joyce at International Literary Association 2015!

Are you joining in the fun at ILA 2015 this weekend? Say hello to William Joyce at one of the following events:

Saturday, July 18th

12:00 – 1:30 PM - Primary Literature Luncheon “It All Starts With Books Darn it”
As an award-winning author/illustrator, filmmaker and story pioneer William Joyce has put books at the center of his career, writing/illustrating nearly 50 books. Despite working in animated films, interactive apps and games, at the end of the day, Joyce is adamant that books are a quintessential part of great storytelling. He'll share some of the key moments and lessons from his journey into the future of storytelling with his team at Moonbot Studios, the minds behind multi-platform stories such as The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and The Numberlys.

2:30 - 3:30 PM Simon & Schuster Book Signing
America’s Center, Simon & Schuster Booth #1417
Copies of Billy’s Booger, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, Numberlys, and The Sandman and the War of Dreams available for signing.

Sunday, July 19th

1:00 PM Left Bank Books In-store Presentation & Signing
Join William Joyce at 399 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108 to learn more about the making of Billy's Booger, his latest picture book and storybook app. More details on the signing at the Left Bank Books website.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg at the TCM Classic Film Festival

Join William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg at the TCM Classic Film Festival this week in Hollywood, CA. They’ll introduce one of their favorite animated films, Pinnocchio, on 3/27 at 3PM PST!

Held over four days (March 26-29, 2015) in the heart of Hollywood, the TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival strives to be a place where a community of movie fans of all ages can share their love of classic movies with each other, make new friends and see films as they are seldom seen today.  For more information, visit the fest website:

Monday, October 13, 2014

Numberlys Screenings at the MoMA and Book Signings this weekend in NYC

Hey New York City! Give William Joyce an epic high five this weekend at one of these special events:

Friday, October 17 at 10am – Barnes and Noble Upper East Side (86th & Lexington Ave) will host a presentation from Joyce and Q&A with local school groups. This event is also open to the public. For more information, visit the B&N event listing.

Saturday, October 18 at 12pm – The Museum of Modern Art will screen The Numberlys, the latest short film by Moonbot Studios . Following the screening and a Q&A, Joyce will sign copies of The Numberlys picture book and A Bean A Stalk and a Boy Named Jack. The Numberlys short film has won several festival awards including a Kids Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Fest Kids and Best Animated Short at the Cleveland International Film Festival where it qualified for Academy Award consideration. For more information on tickets or about the Family Programs at the MoMA, see the event listing on their website.

Sunday, October 19th from 12-2 pm – Books of Wonder (18 West 18th St.) will host a spectacular book signing for William Joyce's latest book, A Bean, A Stalk and A Boy Named Jack. The signing will be proceeded by a short presentation by Joyce. For more information, visit

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Shreveport Book Signing at Barnes & Noble 8/16

Barnes & Noble will be hosting a book signing for William Joyce's latest picture book, The Numberlys on Saturday, August 16. Joyce co-illustrated the book with Christina Ellis, an artist at Moonbot Studios.  From 3-5 PM, attendees can meet Joyce and Ellis and get their books signed.

Looking to complete your Moonbot Books collection? For a limited time, you can pick up The Numberlys picture book from Barnes & Noble for only $8.99 with the purchase of any children's book. Look for it at a B&N near you or order online!