Digital short stories
is the motto and mission statement of SVA’s groundbreaking MFA in Visual Narrative program, where the artist is author. From animation and video to comics and picture books, these digital short stories and their accompanying physical artwork are the culmination of the students’ work in visualizing stories that showcase their wide array of talents and distinct authorial voices.
by Ryan Ansel
When Timothy McAllister gets lost in the woods one evening, his fear of the dark begins to overwhelm him. As he is about to give up, he stumbles across a new and unlikely friend. Together, they help
"WILD/MAN" is an exploration of the mysterious characters of Herakles/Hercules and the Nemean Lion set in a period when mankind was just beginning to develop beyond stick-waving rock-beaters.
RU$HOUR is a creative nonfiction soon-to-be animated reportage focusing on the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the US-aka child sex trafficking.
by Katie Brier
Calvin C. Tart is a tormented man. After his mother dies in an ice cream truck accident, Calvin's mission is to destroy all the ice cream trucks in Sugarville. Meanwhile, Detective Ham and his men are
by Craig Coss
Fairy Rings tells the story of Daphne, a girl so determined to find a unicorn in her local redwood forest that she misses out on the wonder of the nature around her. Ultimately, Daphne experiences a
by Ann Coddou
Driven by fear, Liev bends but never breaks, as he struggles to find refuge from his mother's murderer, the Viscount Jairo. Motivated by his newfound friend, the Princess Juliana, Liev faces his fear
by Nadia DeLane
Neil Wren, a self-hating mindreader, lies about his true identity to everyone including his fiance Lisa. Neil's academic research advocates for mindreaders, but his private life is riddled with
Pepin the Ice Cream Man
Pepe lives in a land where it's always winter. After traveling to someplace warm and trying ice cream for the first time, he wants to bring the delicious treat to the people of his homeland where...
Theory of Relative Disengagement
This is the story of an anxious, uptight woman who is faced with her own fears about death and uncertainty as she experiences her husband's battle with a mysterious illness. She tasks herself to go to
A man continues to have dreams of a faraway culture and uses his vacation to seek out some answers. During his first night he witnesses a terrible crash and runs into the woods, through the La Venta
Buck & Bull
Buck & Bull is a story about an unlikely friendship for all ages. It all started during a bad thunderstorm when a fawn strayed into a barn and met a calf. They became best friends but as they grew up
Of Yams and Them
After losing his malnourished child, Candid O. promises to put and end to the hunger in his village, with the help of his homegrown yams.
by Alison Paul
Xavier Ambrose Inkwell III has just lost the Grandfather that raised him. In his will, Grandfather Inkwell leaves a mysterious unmarked map with promises to restore Inkwell Manor. As always, Xavier's
Welcome to Chinatown
by Feifei Ruan
Ming is a 9-year-old student. He was born in America and grew up in Chinatown. Ming's Father Chan is a single parent who raised Ming by running a barbershop in Chinatown. However, Ming is on bad terms
Survival Theories of a Counterpart Existence
by Ryan Weber
Living in the shadows of indecisions, Echo exists trapped behind Thomas Comdhan as a fragmented counterpart of himself. Tired of living buried under self-doubt, dread, and insecurity, the aftermath of