Welcome to local cartoonist Katie Valeska's first strip in her six-week run of comics.

Editor's note: Nix Comics' Ken Eppstein curates and edits this weekly feature. To reach out to Ken to be included in future installments of Sketch in the City, you can email him at ken@nixcomics.com or hit up his Twitter @nixcomics.

Cartoonist Katie Valeska is going to use her six-week run in Alive to compare her youthful expectations as a young artist with the reality of her current life in Columbus.

Like many Columbus residents, Valeska is a transplant who found that our city has an unexpected magnetism!Visitnextyearsgirl.comor track Katie down on Twitter @katievaleska.