Sunday, September 14, 2014

C2E2 Commissions

Wayne requested a harem commission in his sketchbook.

Unpublished Sneyd, now in a second printing, features Doug's 100 favorite gag rough "rejects" from the thousands he's submitted to Playboy the past 50 years.  He's happy to personalize each book with an original B&W profile bunny sketch.

Doug and I talk with artist Jeffrey Moy (from Madison, Wisconsin) at a number of comics-cartoon conventions during the year; he's a fan of Doug's detailed Playboy pencil prelims.  This is the final pencil rough for Doug's December 2000 Playboy cartoon.

C2E2 attendee is pleased with Doug's 10 x 14 pencil commission of Zatanna from the DC Comics Universe.  Her character first appeared in Hawkman #4 (October -November 1964).

Doug's classic profile bunny sketch on 10 x 14 Arches of France cold press watercolor paper is a popular convention souvenir.

C2E2 will return to McCormick Place April 24-26, 2015.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sketchbooks at C2E2

Justin and Jen each wanted one of Doug's 24-page personalized sketchbooks.

Since Doug's celebrating 50 years as a cartoonist for Playboy (his first full-page color cartoon was published in the September 1964 issue), Luke decided to purchase Playboy Preliminaries.

Doug's first 24-page sketchbook was Playboy Preliminaries.

Followed by Limited Edition Prints Preliminaries,

Limited Edition Prints Superheroines,

Fabulous Faces,

and Gorgeous Gals.  Doug will debut a 24-page personalized sketchbook, titled Mermaids, in 2015.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mermaid Watercolor Original

Doug just finished this 11 x 17 mermaid original, rendered on Arches of France cold press art board using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes - the same materials he's used for his 450+ Playboy cartoons.

His first full-page color cartoon was published in the September 1964 issue of the magazine.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

C2E2: Sales of Limited Edition Prints

Limited edition prints are a convention favorite, especially Doug's 11 x 17 classic winking bunny and lovely mermaid. 

Typically, prints are numbered 1-25.  When these are sold out (as the 2 above are), Doug works on new 11 x 17 watercolor originals for limited edition prints.  The winking bunny in black and mermaid will be available in 2015.

Please note: due to the size of the watercolor originals for the new winking bunny in black and mermaid limited edition prints, the above are photos of the originals.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Doug Talks with C2E2 Attendees

Jon Jordan, publisher/editor of crimespree magazine, stopped by Artist Alley to talk with Doug during the 3-day convention.

While Doug was talking with collector Taylor Ramsey (center), artist Adam Hughes stopped by for a hello.

Fans of Doug's full-page color cartoons in Playboy frequently bring in copies of the magazine for him to sign.  This *cartoon, appearing on p. 187 of the November 1967 issue, was also reproduced on p. 73 in The Art of Doug Sneyd.  The 248-page hardcover book, published by Dark Horse, was a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category.

*caption:  "You'll find the meter in the basement!"

A number of attendees recalled meeting Doug at the first C2E2 in 2010, including*

*Richard Pietrzky from suburban Chicago.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

C2E2: Loose-Style Watercolor Originals

Doug's loose-style 10 x 14 and 16 x 20 watercolor originals, rendered on either Arches of France cold press watercolor paper or art board, are always popular at comics-cartoon conventions.

Doug recently finished a loose-style mermaid and a classic Sneyd bunny profile.

Please note:  due to the size of the artwork, the above are photos of the 2 originals.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Dinner With Friends at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Doug and I always enjoy getting together with other artists and catching up with everyone's projects.  At C2E2 we had dinner with fellow artists Stuart Sayger (seated left) and Gavin Smith (seated right) at the hotel's Shor restaurant. 

Restaurant staff joined in the fun of C2E2 and appreciated a personalized sketchbook from Doug.

C2E2 returns to Chicago April 24-26, 2015

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)