Demi Naito is a comic artist who created her very first comic book, The Pigeons of Los Angeles, after taking a comic course in 2019. It received a 2021 MICE Mini-Grant which encouraged her to keep creating comics. She made her second comic book, Mourning Doves Are People, Too, in 2022, which also received a MICE Mini-Grant. Her two comics are based on true events that happened in history and from her daily life. She receives inspiration from animals and nature. She is originally from Japan and is now based in Los Angeles.