A souvenir of Kate's first comics-cartoon convention - Doug's portrait sketch done at MegaCon March 15-17, 2013.
Kate flew into Orlando from Connecticut to attend the 3-day convention with her brother.
In addition to selling original artwork, limited edition prints, Playboy preliminary pencil and color roughs, Doug also does 10 x 14 and 11 x 17 portrait sketches at conventions; his next convention is Wizard World Philadelphia May 30th through June 2nd. If attending, check the website or program guide for his booth location.
If Dallas Comic Con attendees don't already have a copy of Doug's 248-page book, featuring 270 of his 450+ Playboy cartoons, they can buy it during the 3-day convention from Area 51 Gaming and Collectibles (Grapevine, TX).
Doug will be happy to sign books for free so bring copies from home or buy books at the Area 51 Gaming and Collectibles booth.
The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books, was an Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category.
Doug's commissioned portrait sketches - either 9 x 12, 10 x 14 or 11 x 17 - are always popular at comics-cartoon conventions; if attending the Dallas Comic Con this weekend, stop by his booth for a visit and ask about having one done during the 3-day event.
While sketching Audrey at MegaCon in Orlando, Doug learned she was a senior attending art school in Sarasota, Florida.
Later, I visited Audrey and fellow classmates at the Ringling College of Art and Design booth; the private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college (as of 2010) had a student population of approximately 1,300 from 46 states and 46 countries.
Audrey's artwork was featured on one of three vertical banners used to promote the college during MegaCon, March 15-17 in Orlando, FL.
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.