In addition to original artwork, Playboy preliminary pencil and color roughs, limited edition prints and sketchbooks, personalized copies of Unpublished Sneyd are popular with attendees at comics-cartoon conventions.
Since Doug's first full-page color cartoon was published in Playboy - September 1964, he's submitted thousands of cartoon gag roughs to the magazine. Of course, not all can be selected for final art and ultimate publication.
Doug selected his 100 favorite gag rough rejects for Unpublished Sneyd; each copy is personalized with a B & W profile sketch of a classic Sneyd girl-next-door (see Doug drawing a sketch for Artur's copy).
Copies of both Unpublished Sneyd and The Art of Doug Sneyd, a 248-page hardcover book published by Dark Horse and a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category, will be available at the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention March 14-16.
(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)