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Storyteller Series returns for Summer 2024

June 13 & 17, 2024

MFA Visual Narrative’s Storyteller Series is back for the summer!

In this lecture program, we invite professionals from across a vast range of creative disciplines to share how they’ve applied their visual narrative practice to the work they do. Past guests have included illustrators, VR specialists, experience designers, sound artists, and more.

Photo credit Tina Barney

Tod Lippy

Thursday, June 13, 2024 | 10:30 AM | SVA Library West, 133 W 21st St, Basement Level


Based in Brooklyn, New York, Tod Lippy is the creator of the award-winning nonprofit arts publication Esopus (2003–2018) and executive director of The Esopus Foundation Ltd.; the editor and cofounder of Scenario: The Magazine of Screenwriting Art (1994–97); and the founder, designer, and coeditor of publicsfear magazine (1992–94).

Tod’s talk for the Storyteller Series, in collaboration with SVA Library, coincides with “The Publicsfear Archive” exhibition at Printed Matter open this summer.


A photograph of artist Thomas Slattery standing beside a jester statue

Thomas Slattery

Monday, June 17, 2024 | 11:00 AM | 133 w 21st, Room 101c


Thomas Slattery (MFAVN alum, ’17) is a production designer, art director, concept and storyboard artist based in New York. He has art directed numerous television and feature film projects such as Generation Loss (JK, 2023), Janet Planet (A24, 2023), Pop Pop (GreaseNYC, 2023), and more. Slattery has storyboarded for a diverse range of clients, including Google Pixel, DuoLingo, among others. His concept art and fabrication designs have been commissioned by HighSnobiety, Crocs, Tiffany’s, and Josh Kline studio.

Thomas’s talk for the Storyteller Series will encompass the many facets of his career and how he continues to evolve as a creative storyteller across disciplines.

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