Picture Stories (Super Special) is collaboration between illustration and painting students, faculty, and invited guests from the Edinburgh College of Art, UK; the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA; and the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA.The brief centres on participants exchanging and responding to short written narratives. Artists from ECA would send their ‘stories’ to Boston and to San Francisco, and vice versa. Individual artists would respond primarily to those narratives in the most appropriate visual manner. This project, to some extent, is in the spirit of Harvey Pekar’s American Splendour, in which Harvey’s life stories are illustrated by different artists. It is also worth looking at Matt Madden’s book, 99 Ways to Tell a Story. In this book a simple narrative, “man goes to fridge”, is told in various style and mood of illustration.