Sunday, April 12, 2015

Income Taxes Due: Time To Pay Up!

With the April 15th tax deadline only a few days away, I thought some humor - a Playboy gag rough reject and 2 news cartoons from the 1970s - might be needed.

In the years since Doug's first cartoon was published in Playboy - September 1964, he's submitted thousands of cartoon gag roughs.  Of course, not all can be selected for final art and ultimate publication.  

Here's a favorite Playboy gag rough reject to enjoy as the IRS deadline nears.


For nearly 20 years, starting in the mid-1960s, Doug's news cartoons appeared daily in newspapers across North America.

This tight-Playboy style single panel cartoon was published in April 1977.


This loose-style single panel news cartoon was published in 1971.


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Preliminary Pencil Rough: June 2011, p. 67 Playboy Cartoon

Doug's preliminary development pencil and color roughs for his Playboy cartoons are done by hand; he does not use a graphics tablet like the popular Wacom Cintiq.

The caption for the June 2011, p. 67 Playboy cartoon is:  "I know I have the right to remain silent, but I want you to know I'm a screamer."

The 8 x 10 pencil prelim is on standard tracing paper; you might find it interesting to see changes - like Doug's signature logo, the background sun and the girl's shoes - between the pencil rough and the published cartoon.

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(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Zatanna: Preliminary Pencil and Color Roughs

We thought you might be interested in seeing Doug's preliminary development pencil and color roughs for an 11 x 17 Zatanna limited edition print.

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(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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:  www.vimeo.com/122269568 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.

To see more of Doug's original art, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:



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)