Roy Boney Jr. (ᎧᏂᎦ ᎪᎳᎭ, b. Dec, 1st, 1978) is a Cherokee comic artist, fine artist, computer animator and language preservationist from Locust Grove, Oklahoma, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and a hereditary member of the Deer Clan.
Roy Boney Jr. grew up speaking the Cherokee language. He studied at Oklahoma State University, earning a BFA in Graphic Design. He received his Master of Arts degree at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he was a member of the Sequoyah Research Center team and received the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Fellowship.
Boney works as the manager of the Cherokee Nation language program, and previously was as a language media specialist for the Cherokee Nation.
With Matthew Shepherd, Boney created the graphic novel series, Dead Eyes Open, published by Slave Labor Graphics. From a comic background, Boney ventured into fine art drawing and painting. His fine art debut in 2006 y