Sunday, August 28, 2011

Friends and Colleagues at SDCC 2011

Doug and I met Bobby Chiu, president of Imaginism Studios in Toronto, and Kei Acedera on a flight from Toronto to San Diego for our first SDCC in 2007. Later, they convinced Doug to exhibit at Fan Expo Canada, where he's been a Featured Guest the past 2 years.

We've remained friends over the years and are glad they're obviously enjoying The Art of Doug Sneyd, which is now in a second printing.

Dean Yeagle, creator of Mandy, is also a cartoonist for Playboy magazine.

Doug has been exhibiting at SDCC with Big Wow Art since 2007; his corner is across the aisle from Stan Sakai and his wife. Stan is the creator of Usagi Yojimbo ("rabbit bodyguard"), a comic book series introduced in 1987.

Doug first met Tommy Castillo in 2009 while exhibiting in Artist Alley at MegaCon in Orlando.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Doug Sketches Lena and Carolyn in Unpublished Sneyd

While Doug was sketching Lena (a resident of San Diego), they chatted about our fall trip to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, St. Petersberg and Moscow.

Carolyn, the executive producer of The Healthy Voyager, had Doug personalize her sketch in Unpublished Sneyd for her husband Dan.

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Lovely Gals Stop by Big Wow Art Booth

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thursday, August 25: Doug Presents Workshop at Fan Expo Canada

Fan Expo Canada has scheduled It's in the Punchline: Gag Humor Cartooning With Playboy's Doug Sneyd for Thursday, August 25, at 6 p.m. in Room #717 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

The moderator for the workshop will be Paul Truster; the Programming Coordinator-Workshops is Walter Dickinson.

With a record 64,992 fans in attendance for the August 2010 convention, it was decided to expand Fan Expo Canada to 4 days in 2011: August 25-28th.

Doug is a Featured Guest and will exhibit at P7 in Artists' Alley.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Doug Exhibits at 17th Annual Fan Expo Canada August 25-28

Doug will exhibit as a Featured Guest at Fan Expo Canada August 25-28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

Convention hours are:

Thursday, August 25: 2-9 p.m.
Friday, August 26: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 27: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 28: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

He will again be accepting convention commissions, doing 9 x 12 pencil sketches, personalizing copies of Unpublished Sneyd and selling limited edition prints, sketchbooks and original 10 x 14 watercolor art.

If attendees have previously purchased copies of The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Comics, they can bring them to the convention so Doug can sign them. Please check the program for his location in Artist Alley as a Featured Guest .

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Doug Participates in Sketch Theatre Video

Doug was among the artists invited to create original artwork for Sketch Theatre, returning to SDCC for its third consecutive year. Throughout the 5-day convention, nearly 100 artists were scheduled for videotaping at the Baby Tattoo Books booth.

Baby Tattoo Books publishes illustrated pop-culture books and is a worldwide sponsor of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School; company president Bob Self invited Doug to videotape for the Sketch Theatre project.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Doug Sketches Kirsten and Abby in Unpublished Sneyd

James, who owns Isotope - The Comic Book Lounge in San Francisco, and Kirsten visited SDCC Thursday, July 21. Kirsten decided having a personalized sketch in Doug's 52-page Unpublished Sneyd would be the perfect convention souvenir!

Doug personalized Unpublished Sneyd to "Abby and Matt."

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Artwork Featured in Fabulous Faces Sketchbook

SDCC regular Robert Plunkett purchased one of Doug's 9 x 12 watercolor originals - titled "Redhead with Tobacco Brown Eyes" - that will be featured in his newest convention sketchbook, Fabulous Faces.

Doug will debut the 24-page convention sketchbook at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto August 25-28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Doug Sketches Nazan and Khwan

Doug did pencil profile sketches of Nazan (from Santa Monica, California) and Khwan (from Los Angeles) on 100% cotton 140 Lb. cold pressed Arches of France watercolor paper.

Thursday, July 21: Doug sketched Khwan.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Brazilian Games Editor Interviews Doug

Bruno Vasone, editor - games for arenaturbo.ig, stopped by Big Wow Art to ask Doug questions about exhibiting at SDCC and his career as a cartoonist with Playboy magazine.

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Doug Sees Costumes GALore at SDCC

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Playboy Gag Rough Reject of the Week

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

After Preview Night: Dinner and Dancing at Croce's Restaurant and Jazz Bar in the San Diego Gaslamp District

After Preview Night closed at 9 p.m., the Big Wow Art group was ready for dinner and entertainment.

Doug and I (far left) enjoyed both at Croce's Restaurant and Jazz Bar, located a few blocks from the Westin Gaslamp Hotel at 802 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp District.

Croce's, a popular landmark featuring live jazz nightly, is a tribute to singer-songwriter Jim Croce, who died at age 30 in a small commercial plane crash on September 20, 1973.

The food was delicious - in fact, it was so good that Doug and I had dinner a second time at Croce's; the music was awesome! Sue Palmer - the queen of Boogie Woogie in San Diego - was a fantastic entertainer whose 2009 album "On Air" was nominated for Best Blues Album by the San Diego Music Awards.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Prototype of Doug's Collectible Mermaid Statue Debuts at SDCC 2011

Sculptor Clayburn Moore - CS Moore Studio Ltd. - and Doug were pleased to display the prototype of the first-ever, limited edition collectible statue based on a never-before-published Sneyd mermaid cartoon.

The 1/8 scale statue, fondly called Chlorine, is scheduled to ship December 2011 and can be pre-ordered on the CS Moore Studio website.

Each Sneyd mermaid statue will include a Certificate of Authenticity featuring the cartoon. Suitable for framing, the certificate will be signed by both the sculptor and artist.

Doug displayed one of two prototypes at his Big Wow Art booth.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Doug Meets Chris J. Thompson from Orbital Comic Shop in London

During our Air Canada flight from Toronto to San Diego on Tuesday, July 19, Doug and I met Chris J. Thompson, who was covering SDCC July 20-24 for First Comics News. He stopped by Big Wow Art to say "hello."

In addition to serving as the UK Editor-Comics and Gaming for First Comics News, Chris works at the Orbital Comic Shop, 8 Great Newport Street, London. In fact, before our flight from Toronto landed in San Diego, Chris told Doug that he'd already seen The Art of Doug Sneyd; Orbital was selling the standard-edition hardcover.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

SDCC 2011 Preview Night, July 20 Starts With A Visit From Zatanna

The 6-9 p.m. Preview Night at SDCC is always hectic, but Doug makes time to say "hello" to the lovely Zatanna!

Doug did an 11 x 17 Zatanna commission in 2010; limited edition prints from the original debuted at C2E2 in Chicago April 2010.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Playboy Gag Rough Reject of the Week

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