Sunday, March 29, 2015

Big Wow Comic Fest: Monday Wine Tasting/BBQ at Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards

Big Wow Comic Fest guest artists, their families and friends were also treated to a Monday wine tasting and BBQ, held at Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards in Saratoga, California. 

Although the boutique winery, established in 1892, is next door to Silicon Valley, it's a spectacular site "tucked among redwood groves along the historic "Chaine d'Or" high in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

We all had a wonderful day!!!

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Red Sonja: Preliminary Pencil Rough

Doug's preliminary pencil rough for an 11 x 17 limited edition Red Sonja print.

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(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

10 x 14 Original: Blond at the Beach

The 10 x 14 original, on Arches of France cold press watercolor paper using aniline dyes, is loose and colorful yet features a classic Sneyd female and a vibrant background wash.

This is one of several originals seen during Doug's main segment (at approximately 7:30-10:30) on the 28-minute video titled:  The Rogues Gallery:  Conversations from the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con.

It went "live" Monday, March 16 at: and features interviews with Doug, Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragones, Jeff Smith, MC Frontalot, James Rolfe, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, Bill Plympton, Sarah Wilkinson and Larry Kaufman.

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Please note:   This is a scanned photograph of the original.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Big Wow Comic Fest: Back to the Future Car

The Back to the Future car attracted a lot of attention during the 2-day convention in San Jose; Doug and I got a chance to see it up close at the San Jose Hilton Monday morning. 

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

March 1986, p. 117 Playboy Cartoon

Doug's full-page color cartoon - caption:  "I violate local community standards.  What do you do?" - was also reproduced on the dust jacket front flap of The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books in July 2011.  The 248-page hardcover book, now in a second printing, features 270 of Doug's Playboy cartoons; his first cartoon was published in the September 1964 issue.

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(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Ivy Doomkitty Visits Doug

 It's always fun to visit with Ivy!

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Big Wow Comic Fest: Playboy Cartoonists Dean & Doug

Doug's first comics-cartoon convention was May 2007 in San Jose.  Dean and Doug, who had not previously met, were assigned adjacent tables in Artist Alley; it was a great opportunity to discuss their projects, careers and experiences as cartoonists.  

The two were also assigned adjacent tables in Artist Alley at the 2014 Big Wow Comic Fest in San Jose, California.

Since that first convention in 2007, Doug and I meet Dean and Barbara for dinner during the San Diego Comic-Con International, where both Playboy cartoonists exhibit.  

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)