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 Corvus: A Narrative Game of Choice by Gabi Berkers

Corvus: A Narrative Game of Choice

by Gabi Berkers

Aline is stuck, having to deal with 19th century prejudice against women and her controlling parents. She's a stranger to her own intuition and in dire need of help. Will she discover her own path?

02 Beloved Beatrice by Freya von Mizener

Beloved Beatrice

by Freya von Mizener

Bea, sick and tired of life, prefers her dreams to her reality. When she encounters someone inside her dream that tells her there's a way to stay here forever, will she choose to never wake up again?

03 Dosed by Emily Hughston Hoffman

Dosed

by Emily Hughston Hoffman

Despite her loving boyfriend, Luna's self-doubt is interfering with her contentment. But after accidentally taking LSD, her anxieties are amplified and she's forced to reexamine her perspective.

04 Professional Help by ST Schwartz

Professional Help

by ST Schwartz

Sophie, a self-appointed amateur therapist, is quick to advise everyone she knows, but when she's thrust into therapy due to a misunderstanding at work, can she confront her issues with a pro?

05 Obsolete: Letters From a Cursive Lover by Christine Alicia Di Pasquale

Obsolete: Letters From a Cursive Lover

by Christine Alicia Di Pasquale

Declared obsolete by her employer while her old flame Print is said to be always relevant, Cursive grapples with insecurity until newer communication modes help her recognize her continued worth.

06 Monster Sibling Rivalry by Anjelika Vayas

Monster Sibling Rivalry

by Anjelika Vayas

Sisters Teddie and Vaso have always been healthy competition for one another in their monster-hunting family, until Teddie is diagnosed with Lupus and is benched while Vaso gets to keep on going.

07 Anastrophe by Abigael Puritz

Anastrophe

by Abigael Puritz

Jezi loves to find forgotten music on the Old Net. When the company which controls the Old Net decides it's not profitable enough to maintain, what lengths will she go to find to find one last song?

08 Playground by Katie Silver

Playground

by Katie Silver

Diagnosed with dementia, Frank struggles to talk with his daughter about a plan so he isn't a burden. When he gets lost with his granddaughter, he discovers that his family is already adapting.