Who would have thought that a book about an apparently disgusting thing could be so amusing? William Joyce. That’s who.
Joyce is a writer, illustrator and filmmaker whose creations have won significant acclaim. These include the iOS storybook apps he created with Moonbot Studios: Numberlys and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, the latter of which is based on the Oscar winner for best animated short film in 2012. (Both are classic favorites of mine.)
And even more acclaim is set to come Joyce’s way following the publication of his latest storybook this month, which has also been adapted into an iPad storybook app.
Billy’s Booger, as the storybook is called, is Joyce’s illustrated sort-of memoir. It recounts the true story of how his very first book came to be, which happened to be about a superpowered booger from the nose of Joyce’s fourth-grade self aka Billy. And a facsimile of that book is included in the app as a book within a book.
As expected, the entirety of Billy’s Booger — including the titular piece of juvenilia — is wonderfully illustrated by Joyce and animated by Moonbot. What’s more, the storybook app features narration and sound effects recorded with gusto and goofiness by Joyce himself.
Check out the trailer for Billy’s Booger:
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Be sure to check out Billy’s Booger for you and your young ones and be reminded of the importance of pursuing your passion, or as Joyce puts it, “embracing your inner booger.”
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