Bone creator Jeff Smith is set to be the third inductee in Wizard World's prestigious Hall of Legends, according to a press release.
Following in the tradition of Sir Robert Liefeld and Trina Robbins, Smith will enter the Wizard World Hall of Legends when Wizard World rolls through Columbus in August. The award-winning cartoonist whose work was used to launch Scholastic's Graphix comic imprint and co-founder of the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival will be honored for his contributions to the comics medium, and also for living in the Columbus, Ohio area and being the most famous person willing to appear at the convention that weekend.
"We couldn't be more pleased with the selection of Jeff Smith in our Wizard World Hall of Legends," said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President and CEO in the press release. "Independent books are a vital part of the comics world, and the wild success of 'Bone' coupled with Jeff's commitment to the comic arts through various endeavors both locally in Ohio and across the nation are to be applauded."
Wizard World Columbus takes place from August 4-6 at . Artist Alley guests include Ethan Van Sciver ("Green Lantern"), Shawn Coss ("Cyanide & Happiness"), Darryl Banks ("Green Lantern"), Noah Van Sciver ("Blammo"), Brian Level ("Secret Empire," "Inhumans"), Colleen Doran ("American Gods"), Simon Fraser ("Dr Who"), Jose Delbo ("Wonder Woman"), Steve Geiger ("Punisher"), Stuart Sayger ("IDW"), Phil Ortiz ("The Simpsons"), and Tom Cook ("Masters of the Universe").