In the years since Doug's first full-page color cartoon was published in Playboy (September 1964), he's submitted thousands of cartoon gag roughs to The Mansion. Naturally, not all can be selected for final art and ultimate publication in the magazine.
So, he selected a number of his favorite rejects - the best of the undiscovered Sneyds - for Unpublished Sneyd. It's a convention favorite!
Doug also personalizes each book with a profile sketch of a classic girl-next-door with bunny ears.
The increasing popularity of cosplay was a "perfect fit" for Bernina.
Staff presented sewing tips and tricks on how to sew with stretchy materials on the B-215, which was later raffled off to a lucky C2E2 cosplayer. In addition, the Bernina team was also involved in judging the Bernina Choice Award at the Grand Championship of Cosplay.
Geico promotions, especially a 3D imagining booth, have been successful at NYCC so it wasn't a surprise to see the pop culture lovable gecko exhibiting at C2E2 this year.
The Playboy Interview featured the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, which gained national prominence through the downsizing period in the 1990s; Adams knows corporate America and the dilemma of white-collar workers because he worked at a number of big businesses before becoming a full-time cartoonist in 1995.
Weta Workshop had a prime location at C2E2 and I realized if Doug and I wanted to see the exhibit, we had to do it before the 3-day convention opened to the public.
The special effects and prop company, based in New Zealand, produces effects for TV and film, including the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Mad Max: Fury Road, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and James Cameron's Avatar.
McCormick Place - the largest convention center in the U.S. - offered ample space for C2E2 to have a large Artist Alley, hundreds of exhibits, a gaming area with a variety of console and tabletop games and a live stage - in partnership with Twitch - featuring celebrity interviews, live art, panels and fan tournaments.
(I took these photos one morning before the floor officially opened to the public.)
Doug has been a cartoonist for Playboy magazine since 1964.
For nearly 20 years, starting in the mid-60's, his "Doug Sneyd" and "Scoops" news cartoons appeared daily in newspapers across North America. Sneyd's talent has also led him into cinema: in 1993, he wrote, produced and directed "Black-eyed Susan," an educational movie-drama about spousal abuse, for the Ontario government. He was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Book Illustrators and has been a member of the National Cartoonists' Society and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Thirty of his full-page color Playboy cartoons are among the 235 Sneyd works included in the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa.
Sneyd was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, but spent much of his professional career in Toronto. In 1969 he moved his family north to Orillia made famous as the mythical "Mariposa" by humorist Stephen Leacock. He works on the third floor of his home-studio overlooking beautiful Lake Couchiching and spends his winters on the Gulf Coast in Orange Beach, Alabama.