Sunday, February 19, 2017

February 2000 Playboy Cartoon - From Start to Finish

Approved loose-style gag rough.

Doug's full-page color cartoon (February 2000, p. 143) was also reproduced in The Art of Doug Sneyd on p. 6.  After two successful hardcover print runs, the 248-page book is now available in softcover and can be ordered through:

To see more available Playboy cartoon originals, Playboy approved loose-style gag roughs and preliminary development pencil and color roughs, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

New CAF Gallery Room Now Open

A new gallery room in the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at features loose-style approved gag roughs for 70 of Doug's full-page color cartoons published in Playboy since the early 1960s.

The 70 cartoons are among the 270 reproduced in The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books in July 2011.  The 248-page hardcover book was also a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category.

(To see a complete list of the available 70 approved gag rough originals - with corresponding page reference in The Art of Doug Sneyd - check the Sunday, February 5, 2017 blog post.

The approved loose-style gag roughs are affordable original art and a part of Playboy cartoon history.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Louvre Treasures

Our one-bedroom apartment on the Quai des Grands Augustins was on the Seine overlooking the Louvre so we visited the galleries and restaurants there several times during our 3-week vacation.

Although January is the coldest month in Paris - "there's no bad weather, just bad clothing" - it's the perfect time to visit museums and restaurants and avoid endlessly long lines during the summer.  

As you can see, there was no queue at the glass pyramid, designed by the Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei and opened in 1989. 

Home to the French kings for almost 4 centuries - and opened to the public in 1793 after the Revolution, the Louvre has one of the world's great art collections, including Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, known as La Gioconda.  The painting has its own wall in the Denon Wing.  Yes, it was crowded when we visited, but imagine the crush of people during the summer!

The Winged Victory of Samothrace - a 29-ton statue created about the 2nd century B.C. - sits on a pedestal on top of the Daru staircase in the Denon Wing.

Found in 1820 on the island of Milos in Greece, the Venus de Milo attracts Louvre visitors to the Sully Wing.

When Doug and I left one evening, one of the 2 information desks had already closed; with so few people staying late, it was easy to get photos of the main floor visitors' complex

The main entrance corridor going past Louvre museum shops and out to the Louvre shopping mall stores and Metro is behind the central support column.

Venus de Milo statues, sold at one of 2 Louvre museum gift shops, are a popular souvenir.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Doug Signing Copies of The Art of Doug Sneyd at Pensacon

Doug will be happy to sign copies of The Art of Doug Sneyd at his booth at Pensacon Friday through Sunday, February 17-19.

Dark Horse Books published the 248-page book, featuring 270 of Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoons.  After two successful print runs in hardcover, the book is now also available in a softcover edition through:

Doug will have a limited number of the softcover books available at Pensacon; please note:  there is no charge to have Doug sign copies.

The Art of Doug Sneyd was a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Charity Donation Limited Edition Print for Pensacon 2017

All proceeds from the sale of Doug's 11 x 17 limited edition mermaid prints - $20.00 each at the Pensacon Merchandise Booth Friday through Sunday, February 17-19 at the Pensacola Bay Center - will support the Manna Food Pantries in Escambia and Santa counties, Florida.

Doug will be happy to sign the prints - at no charge.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Convention Special: Loose-Style Cartoon Rough Originals

Since the early 1960s, Doug has submitted thousands of loose-style cartoon roughs to Playboy.  Of course, not all can be approved for final art and ultimate publication in the magazine.

Doug will have a portfolio of these 8 1/2" x 11" cartoon roughs - in color using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes - available as a Pensacon special February 17-19.  

The cartoon roughs, when framed, are affordable original art and a part of Playboy cartoon history.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Visiting Arno at Pulp's Comics

After touring the Institut du Monde Arabe, facing the Ile St-Louis in the Jardins des Plantes Quarter, and having a delicious late lunch in the seventh-floor rooftop restaurant there, we walked over to Pulp's Comics - off the Blvd. St Germain at 9 Rue Dante.

In addition to selling both hardcover and softcover editions of The Art of Doug Sneyd, Arno said he's ordered Secret Sneyd: The Undiscovered Cartoons of Doug Sneyd - published by Dark Horse Books and scheduled for release April 18, 2017.

Doug and I first met Arno at Steve Morger's Big Wow Art booth at SDCC several years ago.  In addition to owning Pulp's Comics - 9 Rue Dante, St. Germain des Pres, Arno also produces the Paris Comics Expo.  Doug joined Frank Cho, Humberto Ramos and Joe Benitez as guests at the Nov. 23-24, 2013 convention.

Arno with staff at the popular 9 Rue Dante location.

(blog entries by Heidi  Hutson)