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 Clipperton Island by Roda Al-Thani

Clipperton Island

by Roda Al-Thani

Stranded on an Island, a group of women and children fight for survival when a mad lighthouse keeper declares himself king and terrorizes them.

02 Poppy Was Here by Shannon Oertle

Poppy Was Here

by Shannon Oertle

Young and naïve Poppy searches for love in all the wrong people. She discovers her true passion working with flowers, but will she keep this new sense of self?

03 Dr.Nam’s Phobia Clinic by Kenny Nam

Dr.Nam’s Phobia Clinic

by Kenny Nam

With the latest Subconscious Realization technology from Dr. Nam’s Phobia Clinic, you can enter the subconscious realm and defeat your deepest, darkest fears.

04 The Sea by Matthew Murphy

The Sea

by Matthew Murphy

Inge hopes that visiting an art gallery will her boyfriend understand her by broadening his perspective. They discuss a piece called “The Sea”. But will he be lost in the art's abstract nature?

05 Equivoque by Jenny Bee

Equivoque

by Jenny Bee

An indecisive magician’s apprentice must expose a fraudulent medium’s secrets through the use of questioning and skepticism under the tutelage of a famous escape artist. But are they dedicated?

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06 The Truth Will Set You Free; All Sales Are Final by Francis Kulikowski

The Truth Will Set You Free; All Sales Are Final

by Francis Kulikowski

An insecure woman buys a mystical tool from an online psychic to gain insight into her partner's feelings. When the tool turns out to be more powerful than expected, can she resist temptation?

07 Death By Comics by Bill Wehmann

Death By Comics

by Bill Wehmann

In 1979 talented comic book artist Rocco Versace murdered his writing partner and editor. Almost forty years later those who knew him best still struggle to come to terms with his legacy.

08 The Mountainpath by Ana Lozada

The Mountainpath

by Ana Lozada

When their tribe refuses to recognize their talents, indigenous twins run away. They soon find they'll have to choose to protect their new friends in the mountains or their family from new invaders.

09 Train Man by Alexandra Barsky

Train Man

by Alexandra Barsky

Train Man encounters hundreds of people everyday, but stays isolated from all of them. What will happen when Train Man must interact with someone after all of this solitude?

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010 World Terminal by Stephanie Hovden

World Terminal

by Stephanie Hovden

When an 8-year-old girl living in rural America, falls into an abandoned well she discovers a network of mysterious tunnels she must explore to find her way back home.