Cynthia Yuan Cheng

Baltimore, Maryland, US


My name is Cynthia, an illustrator currently based in Baltimore, MD. I grew up reading comics and playing American football in Edison, New Jersey. I currently study Illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where I spend a lot of time interacting with the student community and attempting to cook food that is actually edible.


Maps By Cynthia Yuan Cheng

Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, NY by Cynthia Yuan Cheng

Baltimore, Maryland, US


Chuang Yen Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in upstate New York. I became familiar with it by attending its annual summer camp since childhood.
Aside from the camp, many visitors frequent the monastery grounds to pray, sight-see, volunteer, and eat delicious vegetarian food! I've included a comic showing the course of a day in the monastery, from both the perspective of the monks and guests.
This is a place with a lot of heart, and I think of as a second home. I hope you can feel at home here as well!

This was created as an assignment for Rebecca Bradley's Maps class at MICA!