Sunday, February 28, 2010

1974 Playboy Publication

Doug had 14 cartoons included in The Twentieth Anniversary Playboy Cartoon Album, published in 1974. They were:

"This bed cost me $63 three years ago. So far I've made $78,432 profit on it."
August 1967

"How far did I go in school? Well . . . occasionally, all the way."
July 1967

"These are our loving cups."
March 1966

"Adultery! My Gawd, Milicent --- surely you don't think this young thing is an adult!!"
January 1966

"Please, Chief --- let me frisk just one?!"
February 1966

"Well, of course there's no one else, Harry!"
January 1968

"Well, I won't be bothering you and pop with any more embarrassing questions!"
February 1965

"No need to be embarrassed; since I'm a doctor, your warm, lush, full body doesn't bother me a bit."
April 1970

"We hear tell you've a new line of bed warmers, Brother Fairbrass."
November 1969

"You'll like my parents --- they're out of town most of the time."
August 1969

"I hope you're the kind who kisses and tells --- it's good for business.
September 1965

"So you're not Amelia Earhart. We'd still like to take you back with us."
June 1967

"The undertow is terrific!"
September 1968

"It's today?"
February 1972

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

"New, Fresh Approach to News Commentary" Attracts Editors

During the time Doug published SCOOPS throughout Canada and the U.S., he was constantly mindful of what was going on in the world - putting people and events in satirical perspective.

Richard Leonard, Editor, Milwaukee JOURNAL, called the self-syndicated news-slanted strip, "Powerful stuff . . . contemporary."

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Attention to Detail Aptly Describes Doug's Style

J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada) Limited commissioned Doug to illustrate the 438-page textbook CANADA: The Struggle for Empire; he used acetate ink in order to achieve the dry-brush effect. The First Printing was February 1960.

One aspect of Doug's recognizable style - whether he's illustrating a textbook or creating a color cartoon for Playboy - is his attention to detail.

"Benjamin Franklin was trained as a printer and in 1729 had his own printing and publishing house in Pennsylvania, where he published the "Pennsylvania Gazette," writing much of the material for the newspaper himself. The "Pennsylvania Gazette" eventually became the Saturday Evening Post. In the picture, Franklin's assistant is seen operating the printing press, tightening the handle which presses the sheet of paper against the inked type." - pg. 252 caption

"The Eskimo of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands hunted the sea otter from a type of boat called an "umiak," made of walrus or sealskins stretched over a light wooden framework. The umiak could be either rowed or paddled. Sometimes, when the wind was favourable, a square sail was used. The picture shows a Russian trader being rowed to his ship in an umiak loaded with sea otter skins." - pg. 396 caption

"The English fishermen cleaned and dried their catch on shore. The catch was landed on the wharf, and from there it was taken to the shed for dressing. The livers then went to the press (left centre) where cod-liver oil was extracted. The fish were washed in the tank on the beach before being laid out on the "flakes" in the foreground to dry. This method of preserving the catch was known as "dry" fishery." - pg. 38 caption

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Olympics: Another Gag from Doug's Playboy Rejects

It's the perfect time to share this gag rough reject, submitted to Playboy for the '92 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.  Just update it to this month's Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. and think skiing, snowboarding, curling or ice hockey.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Doug Illustrates Essay on Nova Scotia Shipbuilder W. D. Lawrence

Gage Educational Publishing Limited, Toronto commissioned Doug to illustrate an essay by Joseph Schull on the life of the Nova Scotia shipbuilder W. D. Lawrence. The essay, titled "The Basket of Eggs," appeared in the 1970 children's reading book Cavalcades.

Early in Doug's career as a free lance artist, he was hired by a number of Canadian publishers to do illustrations for textbooks. In fact, he estimates that his work appears in at least 60 textbooks.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Enjoy Valentine's Day!

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

1983 Playboy Exhibit Supports Museum of Cartoon Art

The December 1983 issue of CARTOONIST PROfiles highlighted the success of "The Cartoons of Playboy" as a fund raiser for the Museum of Cartoon Art in New York. The exhibit - which opened November 12, 1983 and continued through January 1984 - included 75 original drawings by "60 of the top Playboy cartoonists."
(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Great Big Book of Canadian Humour Includes "Doug Sneyd" Cartoon

Doug joined an impressive list of Canadian men and women - writers, comedians, cartoonists, comic essayists, etc. - featured in The Great Big Book of Canadian Humour, edited by Allan Gould and published by Macmillan Canada.

Gould included a single-panel Doug Sneyd in the 1992 publication.

In his intro commentary, Gould wrote, "This country has produced some of the richest lodes of comedy in the world, and it is about time that a goodly selection be found in one place."

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

AAEC Membership

Because his single-panel news cartoon Doug Sneyd was syndicated in newspapers across North America, Doug was a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and supported its credo: "We believe that, as an important segment of America's editorialists, we have the obligation to defend and advance the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States."

In the annual AAEC membership book, cartoonists supplied samples of their work for inclusion with contact information.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)