I can finally show you guys this comics project I get to be a part of!
The Weinland Park Story Book is a project by the Wexner Center for the Arts, where residents of the titular neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio tell their stories. The area is being gentrified, which has both positive and negative effects. As I got to view some of the work in progress, I think that duality comes through clearly in these very personal stories - ranging from funny anecdotes to crime stories to hopeful visions of Weinland Park’s future.
I got to adapt a story by Tyler, a junior high kid who plays football. He’s pretty good.
Having a hand in pushing the spotlight onto the people of a somewhat marginalized neighborhood was extremely fulfilling and exciting. Thanks to Jean Pitman for including me in this awesome book! I liked it so much… I think I’ll do another.