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Shreveport author and illustrator prepares for 'Epic' weekend

Shreveport author and illustrator William Joyce will receive a prestigious media award Thursday that coincides with the premiere of his new animated feature film that will debut in Shreveport.

Joyce will receive a Christopher Award  in New York.  His book, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," will be recognized alongside other books, films, and television/cable shows that live up to the highest values of the human spirit, according to the Christophers.

On Friday, Joyce's new animated film "Epic" will debut in Shreveport. It’s inspired by his book “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs.”  The VIP screening will include a talk by Joyce and screenwriter James Hart.  The Artspace gallery in Shreveport is scheduled to open an exhibit titled “The Making of Epic” on Wednesday, May 29. "Epic" will be released in theaters nationwide on Friday.