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. At Fruitcake we strive to provide a space for student artists to share their stories, thoughts, narratives, and opinions through 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.