Sunday, October 26, 2014

SDCC: Commissions

A fan of Doug's work brought in a 40th anniversary SDCC special edition hardcover book to have Doug personalize it.  (FYI:  2014 marked the 45th anniversary of SDCC.)

Jeff (from Houston, Texas) bought a 10 x 14 loose-style watercolor original on Arches of France cold press watercolor paper using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes.

Doug did a classic bunny profile sketch for Mike (from Washington, D.C.)

Ed commissioned a 16 x 20 pencil portrait sketch of Miffy.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Halloween Playboy gag rough reject

In the years since Doug's first full-page color cartoon was published in Playboy (September 1964), he's submitted thousands of cartoon roughs.  Of course, not all can be selected for final art and ultimate publication in the magazine.
Here's one of his unpublished holiday favorites - ENJOY!

You can see more gag roughs (both B&W and color) at the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

"Doug Sneyd" Cartoon: HALLOWEEN

For nearly 20 years, starting in the mid-60s, Doug Sneyd and SCOOPS news cartoons appeared daily in newspapers across North America.
I thought you might enjoy seeing one of Doug's Halloween cartoons.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

SDCC: Baby Tattoo Books

It's always a pleasure to visit with Bob Self, owner of Baby Tattoo Books.  After a busy day, Doug and I joined Bob and his family for dinner at Fleming's - a great steak house in the historic Gaslamp District.

We get to talk frequently during SDCC because Bob's booth is only two aisles from the Big Wow Art group, where Doug has exhibited since 2007.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Vivid Vivka Visits Doug at Big Wow Art Booth

We enjoyed visits from model/cosplayer Vivid Vivka.

Before stopping by the Big Wow Art booth to show Doug another new costume, the energetic, fun Vivid Vivka stopped to do an interview with an Iron Man cosplayer.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

SDCC: Commissions

Jason (from Las Vegas) picked up his 16 x 20 commission of Ann Margaret at SDCC.  Because Doug works with aniline dyes, color commissions are only done in his studio.

Dan, the owner of a comic book shop in Spartanburg, South Carolina, commissioned a classic bunny pencil sketch in his journal.

Tom (from Chicago) purchased a pencil prelim from Doug's April 1995 Playboy cartoon.

Doug personalized a copy of The Art of Sneyd Sneyd for Suzanne Wilson, widow of Rowland B. Wilson, a fellow Playboy cartoonist whose relationship with the magazine began in 1967.

The 248-page hardcover book, published by Dark Horse, features 270 of Doug's 450+ Playboy cartoons.  It was one of five books nominated in 2012 for an Eisner Award in the Best Humor Publication category.

Doug's been under contract with Playboy since 1964; his first full-page color cartoon was published in the September 1964 issue of the magazine.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Post-Preview Night Dinner With Brian, Eric and Andrea

Brian (left), Eric (center) and wife Andrea (right) joined Doug and me at the Hilton Gaslamp for dinner after Preview Night.
We met Brian at the first comics-cartoon convention Doug attended - San Jose in May 2007.  We met Eric and Andrea last year also during dinner at the Hilton Gaslamp after Preview Night.
Good food; great company!!!

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)