Mission Statement

Fruitcake Magazine is devoted to the creation and celebration of informal comics, allowing artists of all levels of experience to express themselves and share their perspectives through the media of comics, cartoons, drawings, doodles, visual narratives, graphic stories, etc. We strive to amplify the voices of those who may not otherwise be heard in our society, and we hope that the stories that readers find within our pages inspire them in turn to create something of their own.



Fruitcake is a comic art magazine operating out of the UCSC campus in California. We are a student media organization dedicated to the expression of creativity and ideas through visual media, particularly in the comic format. At Fruitcake we strive to provide a space for student artists to share their stories, thoughts, narratives, and opinions through such comics, cartoons, sequential art, and graphic novellas. We champion a diversity of style and place an emphasis on the message of artists’ work, as opposed to their technical training or years of experience. Besides providing a place for students to get published, we also hope to inspire community members to try their hand at art and expressing themselves visually because we believe that storytelling is one of the strongest ways of forming human connection, as it allows us to empathize and understand one another better than any other form of communication.