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Cynthia Yuan Cheng

Baltimore, Maryland, US

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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.

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Maps By Cynthia Yuan Cheng

Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, NY by Cynthia Yuan Cheng

Baltimore, Maryland, US

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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!