This was Ashley's first time attending the Pittsburgh Comicon; we hope Doug's sketch of her in Unpublished Sneyd, a collection of his 100 favorite Playboy gag rough rejects, will be a great convention souvenir.
Samantha and her family drove in from Charleston, West Virginia.
Mindy (from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is a regular Pittsburgh Comicon attendee.
We thought you might be interested to see Doug working on Redhead With Green Eyes, one of his Fabulous Faces series for 2012. This and other classic Sneyd ladies are sold at comics-cartoon conventions - like the Dallas Comic Con this weekend - or through the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at www.comicartfans.com
Comics-cartoon conventions, like this weekend's Dallas Comic Con or the April 20-22 Pittsburgh Comicon, are a great opportunity for fans to meet artists and have them do commissioned sketches.
These are a few pencil/ink sketches Doug did during the 3-day Pittsburgh Comicon; his next comics-cartoon convention is July 11-15 in San Diego, the largest comics-cartoon convention in North America. He will once again exhibit with: Big Wow Art.
Doug always features new original art when exhibiting at comics-cartoon conventions throughout the year; the Blond in Yellow Bikini is one of several originals available at the 2-day Dallas Comic Con, May 19-20, at the Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas.
Original artwork is also available by visiting his Premium Gallery at:
The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is seven floors of drawings, prints, paintings, sculpture, film and video - as well as archive material and documents of Warhol's life. The iconic artist was born and educated in Pittsburgh; he moved to New York City when he was 21.
Warhol painted the 1972 BMW M1 - in the museum lobby - with chunks of red, green and blue; it's part of an exhibit titled Warhol and Cars: the American Icons.
The car, which is part of the BMW art collection, raced in Le Mans in 1979.
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History houses 22 million objects, specimens and artifacts and is the third largest repository of dinosaur fossils in the world. Doug and I were very impressed with the Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibit.
The Carnegie Museum of Art has an impressive collection of artwork- from ancient Egypt to the present; the Maya Lin exhibition features her original, spare approach to interpreting landscape - whether mountainous typography or tracing the flow of American rivers.
After seeing Claude Monet's Water Lillies - Doug and I have visited the water gardens of Giverny, we decided to enjoy the quiet space of the museum courtyard.
Playboy cartoon originals and preliminary development pencil and color roughs
personalized copies of Unpublished Sneyd
24-page convention sketchbooks
limited edition prints and 11 x 17 watercolor originals
He'll also do commissioned sketches during the 2-day convention:
Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition, Doug will be happy to personalize copies of The Art of Doug Sneyd - just stop by his booth. The 248-page book, featuring 270 of his Playboy cartoons, is published by Dark Horse Comics and a nominee for a 2012 Eisner Award in the Best Humor Publication category. Eisner Award winners will be announced Friday evening, July 13 at the San Diego Comic-Con.
We thought you might be interested to see Doug working on the 11 x 17 Blond Wearing Pink Bikini, rendered on Arches of France 100% cotton watercolor board using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes.
Doug has been a cartoonist for Playboy magazine since 1964.
For nearly 20 years, starting in the mid-60's, his "Doug Sneyd" and "Scoops" news cartoons appeared daily in newspapers across North America. Sneyd's talent has also led him into cinema: in 1993, he wrote, produced and directed "Black-eyed Susan," an educational movie-drama about spousal abuse, for the Ontario government. He was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Book Illustrators and has been a member of the National Cartoonists' Society and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Thirty of his full-page color Playboy cartoons are among the 235 Sneyd works included in the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa.
Sneyd was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, but spent much of his professional career in Toronto. In 1969 he moved his family north to Orillia made famous as the mythical "Mariposa" by humorist Stephen Leacock. He works on the third floor of his home-studio overlooking beautiful Lake Couchiching and spends his winters on the Gulf Coast in Orange Beach, Alabama.