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G. Davis Cathcart (’21) looks at the 80s NYC art scene through a Sci-Fi lens in ‘One Eight Hundred Ghosts’

Applications are open for summer 2023. Early application deadline is January 15th. Applications will remain open as space allows. A limited number of SVA housing grants will be available for students coming from outside the immediate area. If you’re an educator, be sure to ask us about our Educator’s Scholarship. Click to RSVP.

“[One Eight Hundred Ghosts] allowed me to look at the art world in 80s New York through a sci-fi lens and reckon with today’s cultural moment.” – G. Davis Cathcart (‘21), Illustrator, Comic Book Storyteller, Educator

Davis came to MFAVN with a strong visual style and a desire to hone his story craft. His thesis graphic novel ‘One Eight Hundred Ghosts’ was borne from a desire to give readers a peek at the art scene of 80s Manhattan. Combined with a well-developed sci-fi angle, Davis’ vision permeates every page. The book was called “more or less a perfect comic” by The Comics Journal. ‘One Eight Hundred Ghosts’ is published by Fantagraphics Books. Davis is currently working on ‘iObject’, his second book for @fantagraphics and teaches at Pratt, Rutgers University and P.I. Art Center.

Follow Davis on Instagram @gdaviscathcart

You can purchase Davis’ ‘One Eight Hundred Ghosts’ here.

RSVP for our online Info Session on 11/9 to learn more about our low-residency storytelling MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City then apply now to the program that helped take Davis’ career to the next level. Attendees receive an $80 application fee waiver if they apply for Summer 2023.

If you’re an educator like Davis, be sure to ask us about our Educator’s Scholarship. A limited number of SVA housing grants will be available for students coming from outside the immediate area.

Early application deadline is 1/15/23, with application reviews continuing as seats remain available.

Start your application here.

RSVP to the 11/9 Info session and learn more about our low-residency and multidisciplinary Visual Narrative MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.