“I want to tell stories, but not necessarily in the literary sense—” Emily Considine is an artist and graphic designer from California. “I feel deeply that narratives and stories are how many people learn to understand each other and emotionally communicate. Drawing comics, cartoons, and illustrated images that feel like snapshots of stories are a way for me to process and express complex emotions or thoughts without having to figure out how to communicate them through words, which feel limiting to me on their own”. Her work focuses on reality–”they usually have some kind of surreal element — but I want the images to feel grounded despite that. Like a place that someone could touch or feel themselves in without it being literally realistic”.