Laid up today with a nasty later summer cold, and Photokina opens tomorrow in Cologne, Germany. So I was able to while away my congested and headachy morning reading all the new camera announcements on the Internet. I saved thousands and thousands of dollars, too, since I don’t particularly want to buy any of them.
And then I drew you a cartoon about photographers. Meet Neema and Josh, who are undoubtedly two of Suki’s pals from that mysterious camera club of hers that meets … somewhere else. They aren’t carrying any of the new cameras I’ve been reading about all day. Neema is a purist, with a small film SLR, while Josh is carrying one of those big native mount mirrorless bodies so popular among sketchbook photographers. I feel pretty good about the pose, with Josh reviewing his shots (“chimping”) with a smug look on his face, and Neema going up on her tiptoes to look over his shoulder and offer her critique. Gotta wonder what ol’ Josh has been shooting, and if it’s for a class, what the teacher is going to say about it.
Two notes: I think this is the first time I’ve drawn a hexapod character whose second body is shaded dark. Nice effect that. And it’s always fun for a word lover to use the correct singular form a word that’s often used improperly.