Comic: Orange Farmer’s Dream

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Challenge I set myself:

Create a comic that has a fruit as a character, which, in this case, is an orange.


Orange farmer idea came on the spur of the moment as I drew and drew (on many pages), and I now realize that it’s what I imagined, while exploring my memories of my grandpa’s mandarin orange farm, where he raised lots of birds and sometimes spent time alone with all those birds. And there were visiting birds too, such as crows. And juggling … I used to juggle.  I feel excited whenever I can deep into/mine my childhood memories/whatever is beneath my consciousness, without meaning to, like this.

Farmer is lying on the ground asleep. About this, a former worker at a fruit farm in BC (British Columbia, Canada) told me that he and other workers just slept on the ground, under the stars, in summer.


Five freshly picked oranges are sitting on chairs and watching an orange farmer’s dream as if it were a movie.  They enjoy it.

But later, when the movie/dream is over, they gather and worry about their fate.


daily comic (2020. 01. 24 – 2020. 01. 30)

Rule: each entry needs to have a main character that is an object.


-Lemonie is a fictional character that I came up with after hearing about my friend Ellie’s lemon tree that only gives one lemon per year.


-The main character for this comic is Bird God, an imaginary creature. The inspiration for this character came from a monster plush toy that I recently made for fun. Well, in that sense, one might say that this entry is still following the rule of having an object as a main character.

Below is the monster plush toy I made.




A Streetlamp in Vancouver

It was 2012. I was taking a walk, when I noticed a seagull sitting on a streetlamp. She(I think it’s she) stayed there for a long time.  She was there when I left.

Later in the evening, as I passed by the same spot, I saw her still sitting on that streetlamp.  This made me laugh. I don’t know why, but that imagery stuck with me over the years. Following comic is what I imagine could have happened between the two:

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Miss Doris, a song

Miss Doris

a song by Nayoung Jin,
dedicated to Doris Diether

At the Washington Square Park,
88-years-old, Miss Doris,
wearing a floral dress
and pink round earrings
greets everyone
with her bright wrinkled smile….
And her smile melts the snow
and blows away colds in many hearts at the park.
And like magic
A stranger
Turns into a friend
In a breeze….

Miss Doris oh she must be the Disney princess
(Snow white?)
She said
One day at the park a bird decided to be her bird
And sat on her walker.
…It was a pigeon by the way.
She fed it some peanuts.
And even when other birds came
to push it away,
The bird stayed.
It stayed all right….

Old lady this Miss Doris, already 88,
But still comes to the park every day.
She says she is gonna go crazy
If she stays home all day by herself.
Now, she’s got a bird in here
To protect
And to keep her company.
A pigeon who decided to be her bird:
One eye bright shiny, the other dull.
When other birds try to bother this bird,
Miss Doris is here to the rescue!
And whenever she’s around,
Visitors of the park are sure to be welcomed.
See her go and say hello
Or walk together chatting away….

Brings a smile every morning
brings a smile to the Washington Square Park….

Wherever she goes
It’s like
A magic sparkle follows her
she is sunshine
that melts the snow
and blows away colds in many hearts.


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Miss Doris by Nayoung Jin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Inspired by the interview at