Cool Drawing, Dude

Comic Book Review: Colin White’s Cool Drawing, Dude: Comix and sketches from the streets of Ottawa

Sneaking a glance into someone’s sketchbook can be a guilty pleasure for those of us who like to draw, and this 2006 comic from Colin White definitely satisfies. Between lovely black and white renditions of city streetscapes and architecture are comics illustrating his experiences while toting his sketchbook outdoors and drawing. (This is brave!) Not surprisingly he attracts a lot of attention from passers-by while drawing convenience stores and bus stops. He even meets a girl from Newfoundland. Photography’s all right, but there’s something especially nice about an image translated from someone’s line of vision through to pen and paper.

— Erin McKee