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Digital Short Story 2022 | Sydney Chavan’s ‘Zombie Boyfriend’

A headshot of Sydney Chavan, Photo credit MJ O'Toole 2023
Sydney Chavan ('23)
Illustrator, Writer, Graphic Designer

The Digital Short Story ’22 exhibit includes 9 entertaining stories by the Class of ’23. Next up in our spotlight is Sydney Chavan’s ‘Zombie Boyfriend’.

The story: In the midst of a zombie apocalypse, Kit must choose between a relationship with her best friend, or one a tumultuous one with her boyfriend that is downright toxic.

The storyteller: Sydney Chavan is an illustrator, writer, graphic designer, and animal mom. Originally from the Bay Area in California, she graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 2018 with a degree in Graphic Design and Magna Cum Laude honors. Since then, she has returned to the golden state to work as a graphic designer and participate in independent comic festivals around the west coast. She also curates a professional Instagram account showcasing her latest illustrations. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her plethora of pets and stress out about nothing in particular.

An aspiring graphic novelist, Sydney would love to inspire current and future generations with stories that are not only interesting and fun, but encourages them to find their voice to speak their own truth. Representation and inclusivity are super important in her work, as she prefers to tell stories that not only represent marginalized groups but teach others that everyone is deserving of love and basic human decency. Her hope is that, through her art, she can reach people in impactful ways and motivate them to be their best selves. Sydney truly believes the best thing you can do with your life is help others, and storytelling is the only way she knows how.

Enjoy the full story at or tap the Digital Short Story (DSS) link in our bio.

Instagram: @sydneycarts 

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