Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bob and Rick Are Comic-Con Regulars

Bob's a film editor who's worked on Die Hard II, Under Siege, and The Company; he was also nominated for editing at the Hong Kong Academy Awards for Red Cliff, directed by John Woo.

Rick lives in San Diego so it's not a problem attending Comic-Con every year.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cat's Happy She Stopped at Doug's Booth

Cat Theila, a production supervisor at Dreamworks Animation, purchased a copy of Unpublished Sneyd and also had Doug do a separate sketch.

Cat seems happy with Doug's sketch, done on 9" x 12" Arches of France 100 % cotton watercolor paper.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Doug Takes A Break To Visit with Playmates

Doug was busy all day Saturday, July 25, personalizing copies of Unpublished Sneyd and talking with Comic-Con attendees, many of whom brought in copies of the July-August 2009 issue of Playboy. They asked if he would autograph his cartoon appearing on page 37. He was happy to oblige, and after he learned that copies of the magazine were being distributed free outside the Hard Rock Cafe (across from the San Diego Convention Center in the Gaslamp District), he decided to check it out in person and meet the 2 lovely Playmates promoting the magazine.

Talk about "a Kodak moment" - getting a free copy of the current issue of Playboy and meeting 2 lovely Playmates.

Hundreds waited in line outside of the Hard Rock Cafe - located across the street from the San Diego Convention Center - to get a free copy of the July-August issue of Playboy.

Security kept the long lines orderly.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Guys Get Sketches in Unpublished Sneyd

Ackshun (from Washington, D.C.) had Doug personalize his book with "Keep loving the ladies and enjoying life."

Doug sketched Andrew in Unpublished Sneyd.

Doug personalized a copy of Unpublished Sneyd to Andrew's girlfriend Rosalba.

Mike gets his girl-next-door sketch with bunny ears.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

July 25: Sketches and Prints

Doug met Tom at Comic-Con 3 years ago. He always stops by the booth on preview night to say "hello;" this year Tom purchased two of Doug's winking bunny limited edition prints.

Fellow Canadians chat while Doug personalizes Unpublished Sneyd for a birthday gift. Doug lives about 80 miles north of Toronto on beautiful Lake Couchiching.

Tom's from Los Angeles.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tonight Show Graphics Artist Talks With Doug

Pierre Bernard, a graphics artist with Conan O'Brien for the past 17 years, stopped by the booth to talk with Doug and buy a personalized copy of Unpublished Sneyd. He said he's enjoyed the move to California and didn't think he'd miss New York City winters at all.

Doug told Pierre about the September 1998, page 69, Playboy cartoon featuring a likeness of Conan.(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

More July 25 Sketches


Elizabeth had Doug personalize her book to "LaLa."

Jo.(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Monday, September 21, 2009

July 25 - Joy and "Mom" Model for Unpublished Sneyd

Joy and Phong (from San Diego) come to Comic-Con every year.

This will be a great birthday gift - "To Matt, Happy 30th! Love, Mom and Ted"

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Stan Sakai Is Ready to Greet the Saturday, July 25, Comic-Con Attendees

Celebrity artist Stan Sakai has exhibited across the aisle from Doug in the Big Wow Art booth for the past few years. His rabbit samurai Usagi Yojimbo celebrates his 25th anniversary in 2009. Sakai is a 3-time Eisner Award winner.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Evening's Dr. Sketchy's Comic-Con Afterparty

Bob Self and Molly Crabapple invited Doug (center), our friend Craig from England (right) and me to the 2nd Annual San Diego Dr. Sketchy's Anniversary and Comic-Con Afterparty Friday evening, July 24.

Baby Tattoo publisher Bob Self (center) and Molly Crabapple (right) - award-winning artist, author and the founder of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, have a chat during the sketching portion of the evening.

The audience brought art supplies and were encouraged to participate in an evening of "drinking, drawing and debauchery" at the Ruby Room , 1271 University Avenue, San Diego. The entertainers held poses for as long as 10 minutes.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)