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Presenting the Sweaty Palms comic anthology!

We’re so proud to support Liz Enright, MFAVN student, on her latest publication, Sweaty Palms! She and her partner-in-comics Sage Cofey are gathering some of the brightest talent in comics in …    More

Andrea Schmitz presents ‘Door’

Door is the story of Gaia, a stubborn teenager who has just moved into a creepy house with her mother and is determined to hate it, despite her mother’s reassurances. …    More

Welcome to our new students! Profile of Shannon Oertle.

Shannon Oertle is the latest new MFAVN student under the spotlight. Shannon’s work struck us as whimsical, with a wonderful sense of childhood. Her application’s imagery and storytelling give us …    More
Jenny Goldstick Sketchnotes

Indiecade: Sketchnotes by Jenny Goldstick

Jenny Goldstick, our sketchnote reporter-at-large, attended Indiecade, an event dedicated to celebrating independent games. She came back with amazing insights into gaming, comics and interactive storytelling. From Sequential to Interactive: Visual …    More
Warren Link sketch of Nathan Fox

Warren Lin sketches The Boss (MFAVN boss, in this case)

MFAVN’s Chair, Nathan Fox, recently spoke at MICA, where illustrator Warren Lin took some sketch notes. Warren definitely captures something about Nathan. An energy, maybe. Hard to pinpoint it. But …    More

What’s your digital identity?

Our Current Mess I like the image above because it’s how I feel when I wake up in the morning and put on my marketing cap and get on Facebook. …    More

Watch The Art of Horror: The Gory Details of Graphic Novels

Check out this panel discussion about horror graphic novels featuring comics all-stars Scott Snyder (American Vampire, The Wake, Batman), Sean Murphy (American Vampire, The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus), Rafael Albuquerque …    More

MFAVN presents Visualized: Climate

How can storytelling help us manage climate change? MFA Visual Narrative, in partnership with the 2014 Visualized conference, presented a panel discussion, led by Paul Miller, that focused on the …    More
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MFAVN talks to photographer (and alum) Anna Eveslage

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Anna Eveslage to talk about photography, constructed visual narrative and her thesis project, Eating Alone. In the podcast we discuss one piece …    More

Five innovative storytellers to watch

There’s enough storytelling talent out there to choke Galactus. Yes, that Galactus. Everywhere you look you see stories that can pull you in and keep you in. If you’re not careful …    More

Join us for our Winter Info Session online

NOTE: This event has ended. Thanks for coming! If you missed it, sign up for our newsletter to get news on our events. We’re ready to answer your questions! We …    More

The best comic books of 2015

2015 has been another great year for comic books. The art form itself continued to rule much of our cultural discourse as movies, TV and games flooded our lives. But …    More

Welcome Lisa Cron!

We’re delighted to announce the newest member of the MFAVN family, Lisa Cron! Lisa has worked in publishing at W.W. Norton, as an agent at the Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency, …    More

We have one second to get your attention.

As storytellers, one of our ongoing tasks is to stay aware of what our audiences are up to. Apparently, a lot of us multitask between 2+ screens so it can …    More

Join us for the second Risograph Open House

The first Open House was such a success that we’ve decided to do another one! Join us for a Risograph party for the ages! Exaggeration? That’s up to you! Oh …    More
Photo by Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden

Our inaugural class! Looking back (Part 1)

We’ll be doing some reflection in the coming weeks as our inaugural class, the class of 2015, finish their theses. I’m a sentimental guy, so I spent an hour browsing through …    More

SPX 2015 is MFAVN-heavy!

Be sure to swing by SPX 2105 Table F2 and say hi to Feifei Ruan, Jenny Goldstick, Ryan Weber, Craig Coss, Alexandra Beguez and Masami Kiyono! They’ll have their latest projects on hand and we …    More

NEW CLASSES ALERT! Workin’ on the Riso.

We have some exciting plans in store this Fall and they have a lot to do with RISO! Two, two-color Risograph (Riso) Duplicators to be exact! What’s a Risograph? Can you eat …    More

Tell stories together

One of the lessons we live by every day at MFAVN is often overlooked by many…“Work on your stories with other people.”It’s risky. It can be painful. It can also …    More
Cady Juarez NO|ON

NO|ON 2015: Cady Juarez’s “Intervention”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More

NO|ON 2015: Mary Georgescu’s “Undercurrents”

Mary GeorgescuWhat is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the …    More

Digital ID: Who do you think you are?

Who do you think you are? That particular phrasing is usually reserved by someone who’s offended by a presumptuous statement. As in, “Who the #&#^ do you think you are?” …    More