Martin (from Montreal) purchased an 11 x 17 watercolor original.
Radu (left) and Bruno (right-both from Quebec City) bought Doug's Fabulous Faces sketchbook.
Victor (from Montreal) bought a 9 x 12 Fabulous Faces watercolor original; he's the webmaster for the Montreal ComicCon.
Michel (from Montreal) had Doug personalize his copy of The Art of Doug Sneyd; the 248-page book, published by Dark Horse Comics, features 270 of Doug's 450+ cartoons that have been published in Playboy since September 1964.
Serge (from Joliette, near Montreal) had Doug personalize The Art of Doug Sneyd.
Doug, exhibiting as a ECCC Featured Guest, is donating this 11 x 17 watercolor original to the 2013 Emerald City Comicon charity auction. His mermaid will also appear in the 2013 Monsters and Dames full-color, 9 x 12 hardcover art book featuring contributions from guests and artists of the March 1-3 convention in Seattle.
Bruce Timm did the cover for the 80-page art book, limited to 1,150 individually numbered copies, priced at $30.00 each.
Since its inception in 2009, the Monsters and Dames art book and Emerald City Comicon charity art auctions have raised over $35,000.00 for the Seattle Children's Hospital, a premier child health care pediatric center.
The art book, featuring "pin-ups of creatures and cuties by your favorite artists," will be sold at the ECCC merchandise booth during the 3-day convention, March 1-3, 2013.
The Georgia Aquarium, which opened to the public in November 2005, is the world's largest aquarium, housing more than 120,000 animals of 500 different species in 6 different galleries.
It was funded mostly by a $250 million donation by Bernard Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot.
After visiting the Georgia Aquarium, Doug and I walked across Pemberton Place to visit the World of Coca-Cola, which chronicles and celebrates over 125 years of soft drink history. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, is credited with inventing the unique Coca-Cola formula.
We then toured the historic Margaret Mitchell House and Museum to learn more about the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gone with the Wind, and the making of the movie starring Vivian Lee and Clark Gable.
Another important Atlanta tourist attraction is CNN Worldwide to visit newsrooms and meet on-air broadcast personalities.
Rachel and Gene (from Atlanta) purchased a preliminary pencil rough for the December 1991 Playboy cartoon.
In addition to having Doug personalize a copy of The Art of Doug Sneyd, Joey (from Atlanta) had him do a commissioned sketch of Andrea.
Michael (from Knoxville, TN) purchased an 11 x 17 limited edition print of a classic Sneyd bunny.
William (from Savannah, GA) had Doug personalize a copy of The Art of Doug Sneyd, a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category. The 248-page book - published by Dark Horse Comics - features 270 of Doug's 450+ Playboy cartoons.
Hal and Maggie (from Columbia, SC) had Doug personalize their copy of The Art of Doug Sneyd.
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.