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It only took a moment for 10 protesters to step off the curb, into the path of the Stonewall Columbus annual pride parade. And only another moment for the attending police officers to react. A confusing whirlwind left them maced. Four were detained, one of whom was later nearly felonized. But, it also thrust them [...]
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It only took a moment for 10 protesters to step off the curb, into the path of the Stonewall Columbus annual pride parade. And only another moment for the attending police officers to react. A confusing whirlwind left them maced. Four were detained, one of whom was later nearly felonized.

But, it also thrust them into Columbus civil rights history.

A year of criminal charges, press coverage, and tumult within the LGBTQ+ community would ensue. The fallout from the way Stonewall Columbus handled, or to some, failed to protect, the “Black Pride 4,” would lead to a resignation and a retirement from the leadership of the longtime community organization that produces the city’s massive Pride celebration.

From that protest and arrests sprang a grassroots movement that spread like wildfire in the ensuing months, birthing a new movement for queer and trans people of color in Columbus.

Today, Wripley Bennet, Kendall Denton, Ashley Braxton, and DeAndre Miles stand as the faces to the fight for visibility in the capital city. While Columbus as a whole has been celebrating Pride as a monolith of progress, the city’s LGBTQ+ citizens of color have long felt sidelined in the increasingly corporate and policed celebration downtown.

Their protest, performed in black t-shirts, silent mouths symbolically taped shut, arms linked, had a multi-pronged aim.

They wanted seven minutes of silence in observance of the unprosecuted shooting death of public school employee Philando Castile by a Minnesota police officer, the ongoing problem of police brutality toward people of color, and the recognition of the lack of equality of people of color within the LGBTQ+ community. Columbus police officers responded with mace and riot-control tactics.

The goal was to disrupt business as usual and interrupt the parade.

The result was a booming call to change that has now reverberated throughout the city—and created a new way to celebrate pride in Columbus, Ohio. 

The intense marginalization of people of color within the already marginalized LGBTQ+ community was no surprise to people living their daily lives at the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality. As early as 2010, attempts had been made by various organizations to center the voices of people of color in the context of one of the country’s largest pride celebrations. This resulted in Columbus Urban Pride, which was integrated into the larger event. Despite their best efforts, this movement fizzled out around 2016. This happened to be the year Ariana Steele arrived in Columbus. An academician and activist, Steele saw no organizations dedicated to the visibility of queer and trans people of color upon their arrival from Chicago (by way of Seattle). Steele, along with several friends, decided to band together and start their own. They co-founded Black Queer Intersectional Columbus (BQIC), a community organization committed to lifting up the voices of queer and trans people of color.

And now, as a direct response to their feelings of exclusion from the larger pride celebration, and community as a whole, they’ve started Community Pride, their answer to what they feel is a celebration unmoored from their mission by corporate whitewashing—one that has become increasingly dominated by the image of cis-gender, white, middle class, gay and lesbian couples.

Community Pride is a celebration of the lives, and a recognition of the struggles, of queer and trans people of color. It accepts no corporate sponsorships. No police will be hired or welcomed. Security will be provided by black- and trans-owned private local security firms. A series of events without a centralized location, the initiative seeks to center the voices of those who have been marginalized exponentially.

Some say the splitting off comes at the detriment of the greater LGBTQ+ community, fracturing solidarity and splitting resources. Others say that the fissure has always existed, perpetuated by an increasingly corporate establishment, at the risk and loss of black lives.

Many sides agree on one thing: the LGBTQ+ community in Columbus will never be the same.

One year later, (614) was given a chance to sit down with Ariana Steele, Co-founder of BQIC & Community Pride Director, in the weeks leading up to the first annual Community Pride, and discuss the events of last year, the fallout, and the growth of a new movement in the public eye of the capital city.

One of the first criticisms the Black Pride 4 faced was the approach of the protest. Do you think things would have gone differently if they had notified the parade organizers of their intentions and actions?

Things would definitely have gone differently because it wouldn’t have been an interruption. I don’t think it would have been so traumatic. Pretty much immediately after, the first things that Pride organizers were saying were, You should have told us. You need to get a permit to be a part of the parade … It would have been different and more palatable in some ways, but also not as visible publicly. Part of protest is interrupting business as usual, which is what gets on national news and local news.

The headlines across the country weren’t just a result of the Black Pride Four’s actions, but a catalyst for them. Columbus Division of Police have long been embattled with activists, as well as the Department of Justice relating to their use of force, especially in interactions with people of color. A 1999 investigation by the DOJ resulted in a federal lawsuit demanding changes in training for Columbus officers, as well as investigations into formal citizen complaints against them. The Fraternal Order of Police was able to fight the DOJ demands, and renegotiate.

I know that the Columbus Division of Police is a big suitcase to unpack, but what are some things that you would like to see changed?

[The CDP] were able to sue the Department of Justice in order to not implement the changes that they were told to implement. As shown by that example, they have a lot of power. They have been able to push for things to not change. I don’t know what can really be done for the police. There’s a lot wrong. Columbus Police Department is number one in the country for killing black people.

Unfortunately, this grim fact checks out, statistically. According to mappingpoliceviolence.org, which uses data sets from the U.S. Census Bureau, police killing statistics from police reports, and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, 76 percent of CDP homicides from 2013 to 2017 were of black people, despite black people making up only 27 percent of the population of the city. Columbus leads the nation proportionally in the homicides of black citizens by police officers

Community Pride has been using the hashtag #PickaPride. Some people think that is divisive to the [LGBTQ+] community. What is your reaction to that?

When people say that we are dividing a community, I think those are often people who didn’t realize that there [were] already divisions in the community. There’s a difference between creating divisions, and calling attention to divisions that were already there. That’s what we’re doing. A lot of people who are coming to Community Pride haven’t been to Stonewall Pride for years because they didn’t feel safe there, or they didn’t feel accurately represented by them. So saying “#pickapride”—to me that’s just clear that there is a difference in how we’re executing this.

How do you feel about people who want to go to both? 

Ideally, we want people to not go to Stonewall’s, and to come to Community Pride. But we also recognize that groups like Human Rights Campaign need to get signatures, need to get people signed up to vote …. they’re going to be at both. In that case, it makes sense to me because you just need more people to make that political change. Individuals who want to go to both … it’s at that point not really something that matters to me, because I’m happy that people want to support Community Pride and are curious about it. Whether or not they’re going to Stonewall’s Pride as individuals isn’t that important when it comes down to it—because by being in support of Community Pride, they are uplifting this grassroots movement.

Is unity among people of the LGBTQ+ community of all colors an eventual goal? Can you see a future combining again?

I think the way for that to happen would be if larger organizations and the community as a whole recognize that there are currently these divides, and a lot of these divides are because people of color are not being put to the forefront. When we operate under an idea that “we’re just working for people in general, or for the everyday queer person,” a lot of people generally think of the everyday queer person as a white, cis man, or woman who is gay or lesbian. And that leaves out a lot of people who really need help. [People] who are dealing with homelessness, being forced into sex work. When we don’t focus on the most marginalized in our communities, in this case focusing on trans people of color, especially in the queer community, then it leaves this division. It’ll keep going. So if at some point the greater LGBTQ+ community could focus on the most marginalized, then I think that would allow us to all work together.

Beyond that, what is the ultimate goal?

I don’t know if we’ll ever be done. If we are able to create a network or a location or something that will serve queer and trans people of color, and help them get the services that they need, get them housing, food … I think that would be a really good step in the right direction. Post Community Pride, we’re going to work on emergency housing for LGBTQ+ use, because there is no resource for that in Columbus and it’s something that really needs to be changed. While [Community Pride] was birthed out of this division between Stonewall Pride, and those who are against Stonewall Pride, in a sense; I want to think of it now as not an anti-Pride, but just a Pride that is explicitly and intentionally for the whole LGBTQ+ community. By being [that,] we are also focusing on and centering people of color. I want it to be more positive and uplifting.

Steele knows firsthand that language has power. Power to identify or hide oneself from others. Power to help or harm. Power to disrupt. As the vehicle of communication, language can drive a cause forward. And so when it comes to Community Pride, Stonewall Columbus, and police brutality, we as a community must have a conversation, and we must keep talking. And when it comes to the evolving story of queer and trans people of color—a statistically small group of people who face an astronomical rate of discrimination and violence in Columbus, and around the world—that is when we must listen.

BQIC’s Columbus Community Pride will consist of a series of events throughout the month of June, culminating in the Community Pride Festival, held at Mayme Moore Park (240 Martin Luther King Blvd.) 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. All ages are welcome to enjoy performances and visual art by queer and trans artists of color, a community resource fair, outdoor activities for children, PoC-owned food trucks, and more. For more, visit columbuscommunitypride.org.

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The Interview Issue: Artist Ann Hamilton

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Each January, we feature the movers and shakers of the city in in-depth, in-person interviews that dig into their backgrounds, their plans, and what ties them to the capital city. While our interview issue subjects are all Columbus-based, their stories are universal. So settle in, cozy up, and give yourself some you-time. You’ll want to read every word.

Artist Ann Hamilton ensures her viewers are not passive bystanders.

Sometime this week, this month, you might receive an envelope in the mail, nestled among the barrage of holiday gifts and well-wishing cards from family and friends.

You open it to find not a family picture or holiday greeting, but a dated photographic scan of a single fallen leaf. It appears stark on the page: quietly elegant, strangely canonized, its veins and creases made beautiful after being blasted with light.

This scan would represent a small part of Columbus-based artist Ann Hamilton’s project when an object reaches for your hand, an interactive installation currently on display at OSU’s Thompson Library. The work encourages viewers to take pieces from the exhibit that Hamilton has created and share them with one another.

Hamilton, a professor in the OSU Department of Art, is also undeniably one of the most prominent and lauded names in the world of contemporary art. With a portfolio that includes decades-worth of large scale multimedia installations and other work, the Ohio-born artist has earned herself coveted Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships, among countless other honors.

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Because of this, Hamilton could likely call any place in the world home. Yet she chooses to do so in Columbus, where she now both teaches and operates out of her locally-based studio.

“You know, you don’t really know the consequences of those decisions at the time, but I can really see how being here, having that family support, the economy of Columbus, being able to have this space, and my affiliation with the university; all those things have led to my being able to develop practice that responds to a lot of different forms of work, and I’ve really been tremendously supported. The way that I’ve been able to pursue projects has been a consequence of all that support,” she said.

“When I moved here, Columbus wasn’t one of the “move-to” cities; people were asking me what I was doing. Sometimes what’s good for you is also good for the work and I have to trust that will be the case.”

Hamilton’s when an object reaches for your hand, displayed as part of Here, a recent exhibit at the Wexner Center for the Arts that also featured pieces from artists Jenny Holzer and Maya Lin, shows the benefits of this support in more ways than one.

“We have a fabulous public and university library system. When I was invited to do the new project at the Wexner, I was also already thinking about doing a project in the library,” she said. “You know, partly, ever since the library opened, I’ve always thought about that vertical glass spine where you can see the stacks, and the two sides of that is this amphitheater space, inviting sociability, inviting potential performance.”

Using outdated scanners, some likely nearing 30 years old, Hamilton and her studio team scanned hundreds of different items over the course of nine months from personal and university collections, which were then printed on details paper and stacked on irregularly-arranged platforms throughout the library’s second floor.

Due to the scanners’ age and shallow depth of field, the images created by them (which often featured unique or rarely-seen items), became ghostly, and quietly beautiful in their own right.

But Hamilton’s work is about more than just the acts of crafting and display. Visitors to when an object reaches for your hand are more than static viewers; they play an integral role in the work itself.

Each person who sees the show is invited to take one of the scans displayed in stacks throughout Thompson Library, either to keep for themselves, or to mail to a friend or family member via a mailing station at the installation.

In this way, the work becomes a platform for connectivity, for people to share the things that move or matter to them. In the same way that Ohio State and the private collectors Hamilton worked with shared their prized items with her, viewers are able to do the same with whomever they choose.

“Everyone I talked to was so helpful; people want to share what they love and what they take care of. What an incredible gift that is. We were able to wander in and out of so many different parts of the university. I would say the piece isn’t so much site-specific; it’s just responsive to what is here, to that spirit of wanting to share,” Hamilton said. “This is why the mailing is so important, wanting to share what comes forward in the collection. When you mail something, it’s still carried by hand; the address is written out by hand. And that’s also about touch, and touch is what’s made visible through light in the images.”

This sense of community and shared details is also apparent in how Hamilton manages her Columbus studio. Located in an unassuming but spacious building just south of downtown, Hamilton both works out of the building and uses it to host collective dinners, where visiting artists and speakers are able to interact with invited OSU arts faculty members and students.

“The events get set up and everybody sits together and it’s a beautiful meal. We have candles, wonderful food, and I think it’s part of what we do through positions at the university,” she said. “It’s a chance for people to actually be in conversation. Like, for example, with the architecture of our art program, there really isn’t social space, and so I hope in some part this addresses that.”

And even though Hamilton is now one of the figures firmly entrenched in the canon of contemporary American Art, it wasn’t a vocation that she necessarily saw coming.

In fact, she couldn’t recall a moment that she said to herself that she wanted to be an artist; she simply made art. “There’s some large gap between recognizing you love something and calling yourself something. I just grew up loving making things, and I had a ton of support from my family,” she said.

Hamilton has learned from her adventures, and as a professor, has opportunities to share her wisdom. “It was never a straight road,” she said, “but I always tell my students: do what you love.

Hamilton’s when an object reaches for your hand is on view in Ohio State’s Thompson Library through April 28. Learn more at annhamiltonstudio.com.

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The Interview Issue: Community Leader Habiba Bankston

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Each January, we feature the movers and shakers of the city in in-depth, in-person interviews that dig into their backgrounds, their plans, and what ties them to the capital city. While our interview issue subjects are all Columbus-based, their stories are universal. So settle in, cozy up, and give yourself some you-time. You’ll want to read every word.

Habiba Bankston helps her colleagues at L Brands give back while building a pipeline for leadership in Columbus.

Habiba Bankston likes to say Brooklyn raised her, but Columbus groomed her. New York City taught her how to hustle, how to envision something and make it happen, how to fearlessly embrace new experiences.

But in Columbus, she learned how to slow down, master her craft and take time to develop her untapped potential. What she discovered was that her potential involved helping others.

“The people that I’ve met here, [they’ve] just kind of unlocked some things in me that I really didn’t know was there,” she said.

Bankston, now a senior community relations specialist for L Brands, brings both of those backgrounds to her work every day. Philanthropy for her isn’t just the work she does; it’s who she is. And the blend of visionary entrepreneurship she absorbed in New York along with a deep dedication to community and service have enabled her to build networks and communities designed to nurture a new generation of young professional leadership in Columbus.

An illness that sparked action

When Bankston was 17, she had a stroke.

Bankston was born with sickle cell disease, a group of inherited red blood cell disorders that affect hemoglobin in the blood, distorting cells into a crescent shape instead of a donut shape. The crescent red blood cells can stick in blood vessels and reduce oxygen to parts of the body. The resulting symptoms can be severe fatigue and pain.

Sickle cell, which is hereditary and most commonly affects African Americans, is what Bankston calls a “silent disease” because it’s often not obvious at first glance when someone has it. Growing up with the illness caused Bankston to miss school, and she was hospitalized two-to- three times a month.

She didn’t want to let that slow her down, however. As she searched for role models who had experienced similar health challenges, she came across Wilma Rudolph, an Olympic sprinter who contracted polio as a child and needed a leg brace until she was 12.

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“When I was growing up, there wasn’t a lot of people who had sickle cell that were well known, that really talked about what that experience looked like,” Bankston said. “I was constantly searching for models of people who were dealing [with disabilities but] [...] were still able to thrive and chase their dreams.”

Blood transfusions ultimately transformed Bankston’s ability to manage her sickle cell. They help increase the percent of healthy red blood cells in her body, reducing the symptoms of the disease. She’s been receiving one every month for 15 years.

“(As a) regular recipient of blood donations, I have been touched by the power of community and of philanthropy,” Bankston said. “My life has been sustained by the generous gifts and donations from people who are simply committed to being a blessing to others, so it’s no coincidence that I find myself doing this work.”

Pathways to Leadership

Bankston hasn’t always known that philanthropy was a good fit for her. When she was in college at Ohio State, she studied human nutrition and public health with the idea of going into healthcare. She was a very involved student, and one year while she was organizing the African American Heritage Festival, she met with then-Senior Vice President for Outreach and Engagement Joyce Beatty—now a U.S. Representative—who became another role model and mentor for Bankston.

“She saw a leader in me before I saw it in myself,” Bankston said. “She introduced me to the beauty of Columbus and instilled in me that it’s not enough to live and work in a community, but that we must be present, involved and engaged in the growth and progress of the places that we call home.”

That started Bankston on the career path of community engagement and philanthropy, eventually landing her at L Brands. There, she oversees the company’s foundation, community and giving campaigns that support organizations like Pelotonia and United Way, as well as volunteerism.

But Bankston’s work doesn’t stop there. She also co- founded the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals in 2015, a networking group largely for people of color, with the goal of building a strong pipeline of future leaders and connecting young professionals within Columbus and also across the nation. Further, she serves as an appointed Create Columbus Commissioner, dedicating her time to supporting young professionals in the city and making Columbus a welcoming and supportive place for them to call home.

Finally, she took her experience with sickle cell disease and founded Beyond the Cell, a national movement to create awareness about the disease. Other young people living with sickle cell seeking role models reflecting their experience, as Bankston once did, need look no futher than her Instagram campaign.

Building community ties

Bankston first saw the power of community support and networks as a child in Brooklyn. Her parents came to the U.S. with a few other families from Ghana, and like many immigrant communities, she was surrounded by entrepreneurs. Her father owned an African market in one of the busiest areas of Brooklyn, and Bankston says she and her family were always trying to find new ways to uplift their community.

“As we had more and more family members that came from Africa, we were constantly trying to find new ways to either help them find employment [or] help them get connected,” she said.

Her mom moved her and her three siblings to Columbus when Bankston was 15, where she later graduated from Independence High School.

She says today that she hopes young professionals remember their ability to make a difference in their community and stay committed to achieving the changes they want to see.

“Don’t be afraid to create the things that you wish existed,” Bankston said. “Columbus is a piece of art in the making. YPs are shaping the future of this city. [...]There’s so much opportunity and there’s so many people who are probably thinking the same thing that you’re thinking. [...] So be fearless and create it.”

For Bankston, that admiration for fearlessness is reflected in Michelle Obama. She says she adores her for her intelligence, grace and creativity, but that she most admires her honesty and authenticity.

“I always want to show up as honest and as authentic as possible. Every single day, every single room that I step in, I want people to truly be able to see me,” Bankston said. “[Obama’s] never been afraid to tell us what she’s been through as a young black girl, but also as a first lady. She’s a woman on a mission. She’s never been afraid to write her own stories.”

Through her work in Columbus and nationally, Bankston is helping others do the same.

Follow Bankston on Instagram at futureflotus, and join her sickle cell disease awareness campaign on Instagram at beyondthecell.

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The Interview Issue: Comic Artist Jeff Smith

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Each January, we feature the movers and shakers of the city in in-depth, in-person interviews that dig into their backgrounds, their plans, and what ties them to the capital city. While our interview issue subjects are all Columbus-based, their stories are universal. So settle in, cozy up, and give yourself some you-time. You’ll want to read every word.

Starting in the pages of the Lantern, Jeff Smith’s comic series BONE will finally be coming to Netflix. It only took three decades.

Being at the right place at the right time is rare in any industry. Jeff Smith is the exception several times over.

An a able ambassador and native son of Columbus, Smith’s infatuation with illustration and storytelling emerged early and in equal measure, creating his first characters when he was five, which evolved into complete comics by the time he was 10. The Columbus College of Art & Design helped hone his craft, and the prototype for his acclaimed series BONE appeared in Ohio State’s student newspaper The Lantern at length. Just as independent comics were breaking into the mainstream, the self-published creator became both a folk hero and a rock star of the emerging scene, inspiring artists and earning industry accolades, including ten Eisners, essentially the comic world’s equivalent of the Academy Awards.

But there were also some setbacks just now being set right. A failed Nickelodeon effort to adapt BONE for television in the ‘90s, followed by a similarly stalled big-screen project by Warner Brothers, ironically paralleled the saga of Smith’s cartoon characters navigating a foreign landscape in an unforgiving world. But Smith took all of it in stride, and bided his time. This past October, Netflix announced the long- awaited animated series fans new and old had been long-denied, a project that just as easily may not have happened. Much like Smith’s history of impeccable timing, he seems to have arrived again at just the right moment in popular culture.

“I made a deal with Warner Brothers a decade ago, and they hadn’t done anything with it. They optioned it for two years, but I wasn’t particularly happy with the direction it was taking and didn’t want to renew. Then they purchased it outright and told me to sit on the sidelines,” Smith recalled. “But it was in the contract that if they didn’t make a movie within ten years, then the rights reverted back to me. So I had to wait. It was such an unpleasant experience, I decided I didn’t want to sell it again. But word got out and I started getting calls from streaming services and Netflix was the best match. That’s how it happened.”

Motion picture and television rights are esoteric legal devices that often give studios and networks the “option” to turn a story into a lm or series within a given span of time. They come with lots of conditions and fine print typically serving those purchasing them, but occasionally those selling them. It’s a way to buy time, but also ensure projects don’t stay idle indefinitely.

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BONE was really an early mashup, before that term existed, of comedy and swords and sorcery. It was Bugs Bunny meets Lord of the Rings. I think it’s got to be the comedy and the combination of characters that made it popular,” Smith said, speculating on the mystery behind the series’ somewhat unexpected success, even internationally. “BONE is published all over the world. It’s still weird to pick up one of my stories and see the characters speaking French. If I knew the secret, I’d do it again.” A decade ago, Netflix was mostly dropping DVDs in the mail and was producing zero original content. A year later marked the premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, a television adaptation that was so dicey at the time, they only gave the first season six episodes. Now Net ix accounts for more than half of all internet traffic in the U.S. on Sunday night, and The Walking Dead draws more viewers than all Sunday NFL games combined.

“The real problem we had with Warner Brothers was making a 1,500-page book into an hour and a half movie. It couldn’t be done, so it didn’t get done,” he said. “But a streaming animated show was perfect; it’s just like the comic book. It’s serialized and can progress chapter by chapter. It was the right time, and the right company.”

Netflix isn’t the only streaming service clamoring for content, and it’s easy to forget House of Cards, their first original series, only premiered in 2013. With Amazon Prime and Hulu well- established, and Disney and Apple both investing heavily in production for their own freshly-minted subscription services, Smith again seemed to capture the right moment to reach the right audience, all while maintaining the artistic integrity of BONE.

“We’re still looking for showrunners. If everything goes well, we’re hoping to have shows in the fall of 2022. I’ll be a creator on the show and an executive producer, but it’s really just one more project,” Smith noted. “I still want to draw comics. I don’t need to be out there the whole time. Once the show is up and running, I can work here.”

As if BONE alone weren’t a sufficient source of inspiration for veteran and aspiring comic artists, Smith is also a founder and the artistic director of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC), an annual, and increasingly international, celebration of the city’s commitment to illustrated storytellers across every genre and format. But even before CXC, Columbus was arguably already a comic town. From esteemed exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Art and the Wexner Center to nationally renowned institutions like the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and Thurber House, our city has always recognized comics as art worth appreciating as much as any medium of creative expression.

“The idea behind CXC was that it would be more like a European show and not be all in one room at a convention center or hotel. It would be at different venues throughout the city. But it would also be a show that was more collegial, that would nurture comic creators and encourage connections,” he explained. “When I grew up here, there were neighborhoods in Columbus where you wouldn’t go at night. Now we’re a chef-driven town with galleries everywhere. We’re a cultural crossroads. It’s why we wanted to have events all over town, to showcase the city. And it’s working. People will go to an exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art, then go to an event at OSU and stop in the Short North along the way, grab a bite to eat and talk about comics.”

Even as he prepares for the production of BONE the streaming series and the sixth year of CXC, Smith sees the similarities in both projects and the role he plays—getting the right balance of characters working toward the same goal and creating a story that compels audiences to return.

“You have to start each with a recap, so everyone knows the story so far. Tell your new episode, then end it with a cliff hanger,” Smith explained. “That’s the secret to any serial, whether it’s a comic, a television show, or a convention. You have to give people a reason to come back for more.”

To learn more about BONE and Smith’s other work, visit boneville.com.

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