Digital short stories

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Story: Visualized

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.

01 Hello, Star by Ryan Ansel

Hello, Star

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

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02 WILD/MAN by Jacob Atom Reilly

WILD/MAN

by Jacob Atom Reilly

"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.

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03 RU$HOUR by Louisa Bertman

RU$HOUR

by Louisa Bertman

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.

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04 Meltdown by Katie Brier

Meltdown

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

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05 Fairy Rings by Craig Coss

Fairy Rings

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

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06 Severed Ties by Ann Coddou

Severed Ties

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

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07 Metatron by Zachary Dana Ares

Metatron

by Zachary Dana Ares

Set in the far distant future, "Metatron" presents the story of a young man named Nethander. Plagued with the strife and dysphoria of his homeland he sets out across the world on a pilgrimage, known

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08 Mindreaders by Nadia DeLane

Mindreaders

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

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09 Pepin the Ice Cream Man by Anna Eveslage

Pepin the Ice Cream Man

by Anna Eveslage

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...

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010 Theory of Relative Disengagement by Jenny Goldstick

Theory of Relative Disengagement

by Jenny Goldstick

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

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011 (Untitled) by Steven Little

(Untitled)

by Steven Little

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

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012 Buck & Bull by Melissa Malzkuhn

Buck & Bull

by Melissa Malzkuhn

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

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013 Of Yams and Them by Ivory Nuñez-Medrano

Of Yams and Them

by Ivory Nuñez-Medrano

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.

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014 the Inkwells by Alison Paul

the Inkwells

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

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015 Welcome to Chinatown by Feifei Ruan

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

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016 Survival Theories of a Counterpart Existence by Ryan Weber

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

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