Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wonderwoman and Harley Quinn Visit Doug

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Cosplay at Big Wow Comic Fest

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Preliminary Pencil Rough: Nov. 1988, p. 169 Playboy Cartoon

We thought you might be interested to see a preliminary pencil rough for Doug's Nov. 1988, p. 169 Playboy cartoon; it was also reproduced on p. 104 in The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books in July 2011.  The 248-page hardcover book featured 270 of Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoons; his first Playboy cartoon was published in the September 1964 issue.

Caption:  "He has two distinct personalities - one chases women and the other watches football."

Artwork size:  7 x 9 1/4, done on heavy tracing vellum.

To see more of Doug's Playboy preliminary pencil and color roughs, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Doug Personalizes Playboy Magazines and Cartoons for Fans at San Jose Convention

Doug enjoys talking with attendees and is happy to personalize magazines and cartoons.

George brought in a tearsheet from the March 2005 issue of Playboy; Doug's cartoon (p. 126, caption:  "I'd like to prove to you that the best things in life are not always free.") was also published on p. 84 in The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books in July 2011.

The 248-page hardcover book, featuring 270 of Doug's Playboy cartoons, was also a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Big Wow Comic Fest: Booths at the Cosplay Corner

In addition to attending cosplay panels and the Saturday costume contest, attendees had a chance to talk with cosplay guests at the Cosplay Corner. 

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Golf: 1972 News Cartoon

"Golf is a good walk spoiled." - frequently attributed to humorist Mark Twain - seems appropriate in describing the frustrated golfer in Doug's 1972 single-panel cartoon.

It's, likewise, applicable to Tiger Woods' current woes, headlined in USA Today recently.  Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel analyst, noted that Tiger's "got back issues, swing issues and chipping issues - the whole trifecta of problems that can destroy your golf game."

For nearly 20 years, starting in the mid-1960s, Doug's SCOOPS and Doug Sneyd news cartoons -distributed by the Toronto Star Syndicate - appeared daily in newspapers across North America.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Blond at the Beach: Watercolor Original

The 10 x 14 artwork - on Arches of France 140 lbs. cold press watercolor paper using aniline dyes - is loose and colorful yet features one of Doug's classic ladies and vibrant background washes.

To see more of his originals, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:

Please note: this is a photograph of the original.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)