Sunday, July 17, 2016

1972 Playboy Press Paperback of Cartoons - How I Spent My Summer Vacation

In addition to Doug's full-page color cartoons appearing in Playboy magazine, a number were also selected for reproduction in Playboy Press 4 x 7 paperback collections from the early 1970s.  The paperbacks, which were typically 128 pages, featured B&W cartoons.


"The undertow is terrific!" was published on p. 47 of How I Spent My Summer Vacation.


The full-page color cartoon was first published on p. 233 in the September 1968 issue.


The back cover of How I Spent My Summer Vacation featured another of Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoons - published on p. 115 in the June 1965 issue.

It was also reproduced in The Art of Doug Sneyd on p. 66.  The 248-page hardcover book was published by Dark Horse Books in July 2011 and nominated in 2012 for an Eisner Award in the Best Humor Publication category.


To see more of Doug's Playboy originals, preliminary pencil and color roughs and original artwork, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

The Art of Doug Sneyd Softcover Art Book

After 2 successful hardcover print runs, The Art of Doug Sneyd returns to print in a 248-page softcover art book - available as of Tuesday, July 19th at local booksellers as well as online through:


Dark Horse will again exhibit at San Diego Comic-Con (booth 2615):  preview night Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday through Sunday, July 21-24.


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

SDCC: Cosplayers Enjoy Visiting Doug at Big Wow Art Booth

With comics-cartoon conventions growing in popularity, what attendees experienced even a decade ago has dramatically changed; SDCC, the largest in North America, reflects these trends, especially when it comes to cosplay.

What started as a hobby in the 1990s in Japan and some parts of Asia has now "gone comic-con mainstream."

Doug first attended SDCC in 2007, exhibiting with Steve Morger's Big Wow Art group; with SDCC this week - July 21-24/preview night July 20 - I thought I'd share some photos of cosplayers visiting Doug the past few years.











(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Playboy July 1997 Issue: Doug's Cartoon (p. 111), George Lucas Profile

caption:  "What are the chances of that warm front of yours moving over to my apartment later?"

To see more of Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoons, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:



The Playboy Profile - pp. 118-120, 174-177 - featured George Lucas.



(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Doug's 2 Noah's Ark Cartoons

News coverage concerning a life-size replica of Noah's Ark opening to the public July 7, 2016 in Williamstown, Kentucky made me immediately think of 2 Noah's Ark cartoons that Doug rendered for Playboy.

The ark - located halfway between Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky on I-75 - is 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high.

"I don't know, but judging from all the couples on board, I think it's some kind of sex cruise." - published on p. 143 in the March 2005 issue of Playboy and reproduced in The Art of Doug Sneyd on p. 190.  (The 248-page hardcover book was published by Dark Horse Books in July 2011.)

To see more of Doug's Playboy cartoons, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:



"Thank you for sailing with Noah. . . . Thank you for sailing with Noah. . . . Thank you for . . . " - was published on p. 60 in Sex and Other Late-Night Laughs, published by Playboy Press in 1990.  The 8 x 11 special edition collection was edited by Michelle Urry, Cartoon Editor.


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, July 3, 2016

New Loose-Style 10 x 14 Original

All of Doug's loose-style originals, as well his 500-plus full-page color Playboy cartoons, are rendered on Arches of France cold pressed watercolor paper or art board using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes.

To see more of Doug's 10 x 14 originals, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:



(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

1985 Advertising Illustration

Prior to Doug's first full-page color cartoon appearing in Playboy - the September 1964 issue - and long after, he worked for several major textbook publishers in Canada, newspapers throughout North America, a number of Canadian magazines and advertising agencies in Toronto.

This lovely Sneyd blond was featured in a 1985 advertisement for Ken-L Ration Society canned dog food.




(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)