As an artist, I feel it is important to write. It helps me solidify some of my ideas and processes. Over the years I have published a range of items from graphic novels, to book reviews, to artist profiles, and academic articles - all focused on Cherokee history, langauge, and/or culture. Here is a select list of publications over the years.
Cherokee Nation: A History of Survival, Self-Determination, and Identity – Graphic Artist and Research Assistant 2018.
Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers, ed. By Arigon Starr. Cover illustration and author/illustrator for the story “We Speak in Secret: Cherokee Code Talkers of World War I”
“Lloyd Kiva New” artist profile in First American Art Magazine, ed. by America Meredith, Fall 2016.
“The Search for the Stars” adaptation of a traditional Cherokee story for graphic novelette & cover illustration for Oklahoma Today July/August 2016.
"Bobby Martin: Creek Printmaker" Artist Profile story for First American Art Magazine, Summer, 2015
“The Indomitable Language: How the Cherokee Syllabary Went From Parchment to iPad” Graphic Novel Featurette. Reprinted in Language: A Reader for Writers ed. by Gita DasBender, Oxford University Press, 2014
"ᎤᏕᎵᎦ ᎠᏣᎳᎩ ᏕᏓᏝᏃᎮ: We Speak in Secret" Short Graphic Novel Story about the Cherokee Code Talkers for the Graphic Novel Anthology Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers. INC Comics. 2014
“Troy Jackson: Cherokee Nation Ceramic Sculptor” Artist Profile Cover story for First American Art Magazine, Fall 2014
“Papyrus: The Power of Bad Fonts,” in First American Art Magazine, ed. by America Meredith. Issue 1, Summer 2013.
Native American Graphic Classics. Eureka Productions. Anthology Graphic Novel Trade Paperback. Ed. Tom Pomplun. Illustrated the story "How the White Race Came to America" as adapted by Tom Pomplun. 2013.
“Something Imperialistic Happened on the Way to the Louvre: Delegation Amérindienne 2012, An Artist's Perspective” – feature story in First American Art Magazine, Fall 2013
“Cherokeespace.com: Native Social Network” in American Indians and the Mass Media ed. by Meta G. Carstarphen and John P. Sanchez, University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.
“Book Strips Away the Myth Surrounding the Cherokee Syllabary” Book Review of The Cherokee Syllabary: Writing the People’s Perseverance by Ellen Cushman in This Week From Indian Country Today. March 25, 2012. Link: The Cherokee Syllabary: Writing the People’s Perseverance—Book Review
Link:‘Character’ Study: Author Ellen Cushman is Fascinated With Cherokee Writing my Interview with author Ellen Cushman
“Good Times, Fun Lies: Stories That Bring Truth to Fiction” Book Review of Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars’ Club by Christopher Teuton in This Week From Indian Country Today. November 25, 2012. Link: Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars’ Club - Book Review
Link: Collecting Stories: An Interview with Chris B. Teuton my Interview with the author
Cherokee Artist Roy Boney Jr. Reflects on Steve Jobs
Opinion piece for Indian Country Today on the death of Steve Jobs.
Artist Roy Boney’s Graphic Novella on the 2012 Fetzer Institute's Global Gathering
A Graphic Novel Featurette about my trip to the Fetzer Institute’s Global Gathering in Assisi, Italy for Indian Country Today.
“The Indomitable Language: How the Cherokee Syllabary Went From Parchment to iPad” – Graphic Novel Featurette in This Week From Indian Country Today. September 28, 2011. Link: Exclusive: Artist Roy Boney’s Special Graphic Feature on the Cherokee Language
Trickster: Native American Tales. Fulcrum Publishing. Anthology Graphic Novel Trade Paperback. Ed. Matt Dembecki. Eisner Nominee. Illustrated the story "Great Horned Lady by Eldrena Douma." 2010
Dead Eyes Open - SLG Publishing. Graphic Novel Trade Paperback. Script by Matthew Shepherd Illustrated by Roy Boney Jr. 2003