Charlottesville artist debuts photographic novel

Comic books are traditionally drawn by an artist who uses pen and ink to depict action on a page. These days, many people might be surprised to know that comics are often touched up with Photoshop. But the characters in a new graphic novel coming out this month from Charlottesville artist Colin Whitlow are real people, captured using a digital camera, resulting in a cross between a film and a comic. I talked with Whitlow earlier this month in his office in the University of Virginia’s Studio Art Department, where Whitlow is an Anspaugh fellow.