Sunday, August 25, 2013

Original Artwork: Brunette Bunny in Red

Although Doug's winking bunny series has been popular with collectors and fans, he decided this year to introduce a new collection, which features a redhead and brunette as well as a classic Sneyd blond.

As with his Playboy cartoons, he uses Arches of France cold press, acid-free watercolor art board and Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes for 11 x17 original artwork, which is available on the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at as well as at comics-cartoon conventions he attends throughout the year - check Upcoming Events on the blog for dates and locations.

Doug's attending Dragon*Con in Atlanta August 30th-September 2nd; check the program for his location at the Hyatt Regency.

11 x 17 limited edition prints, numbered 1-25, are sold only at conventions.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

August 29th: Annual Bunny Hutch Dragon*Con Kickoff Party at Marriott Marquis Pulse Lounge

Doug and I first met Lisa Bregent this spring at MegaCon in Orlando; we commented on her fantastic costumes and asked if she would be at Dragon*Con this year.  The annual Atlanta convention gets a 10+ for costumes and fun - Lisa wouldn't miss it!

Months passed and we exchanged emails with Lisa, who has been hard at work coordinating a bunny costume party and raffle for the Annual Bunny Hutch Dragon*Con Kickoff Party, starting at 8:30 p.m. at the Pulse Lounge at the Marriott Marquis, one of 5 downtown Atlanta hotels hosting Dragon*Con activities.

There will be 10 winners in the Thursday evening, August 29th bunny costume contest - 3 place winners for best overall costume and 7 category costume awards, including theme, classic, sexy, funny, original concept, etc.

The first place prize is a signed Doug Sneyd classic 11 x 17 bunny limited edition print and black and white diamond pendant.  Second place:  an Allison Sohn original ink drawing of White Queen from the X-Men.  Third place: large signed Todd Lockwood Blue Cloak print.

Each of the 10 bunny costume winners will also get a fantastic bunny bag!!!

Lisa has also coordinated a raffle; to enter, one must wear some type of bunny gear (T-shirt, earrings, pin, etc).  There will be 12 raffle winners with first prize a Doug Sneyd 10 x 14 pencil profile sketch, done during the August 30-September 2 convention.

Raffle winners will be announced at 9:45 p.m. and costume winners at 10 p.m on August 29th.

For more info on the party, contact Lisa Bregent through Facebook and add yourself to the group and event pages listed under Dragon*Con unofficial bunny costume party or the annual bunny hutch kickoff page.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Florida SuperCon: Meeting Fans in Miami

Doug and I enjoyed talking with Henry during the 4-day Florida SuperCon; he's a travel guide from France who works with tour groups visiting Miami.  He said he was a big fan of Doug's work and was happy to buy a preliminary pencil rough from Doug's cartoon that was published in the July 2010, p. 67, issue of Playboy.

In addition to selling original artwork, limited edition prints and sketchbooks at conventions, Doug's 10 x 14 and 11 x 17 pencil portraits are always popular with attendees, like Georgia, who attended the opening day of the July 4-7 convention in Miami.

Doug is always happy to sign his cartoons in issues of Playboy; his first full-page color cartoon was published in the September 1964 issue.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fan Expo Canada: New Artwork Collection Available

Doug's new collection of watercolor originals will be available at the 4-day Fan Expo Canada; Doug's a Comic Special Guest at the August 22-25 comics-cartoon convention.
The 10 x 14 artwork, on Arches of France cold press watercolor paper using aniline dyes, is loose and colorful yet features classic gorgeous Sneyd ladies and unique background watercolor washes.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Doug Will Have The Art of Doug Sneyd For Sale at Fan Expo Canada

Doug will have copies of The Art of Doug Sneyd for sale at Fan Expo Canada; check the program for his booth location during the 4-day convention.

If you already have a copy of the 248-page hardcover book, featuring 270 of his 450+ full-page color Playboy cartoons, bring it in August 22-25 and he'll be happy to sign it free.

The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books, was a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Commissioned Portrait Sketches: Danielle and April

Doug's 10 x 14 and 16 x 20 portrait sketches make a great convention souvenir; he sketched Danielle (as Wonderwoman) and April at Wizard World Philadelphia.

If attending Fan Expo Canada in Toronto August 22-25, Doug will be accepting commissions and portrait sketches.  Check the program for his booth location.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sightseeing After Wizard World Philadelphia

Doug and I always enjoy sightseeing after a comics-cartoon convention; we had a GREAT time exploring after exhibiting at Wizard World Philadelphia, May 30th-June 2nd.
We grabbed a morning coffee at the Reading Terminal Market before boarding a double-decker sightseeing bus; that night we stopped back for ice cream.   I then convinced Doug that he had to have a photo taken with Philbert the Pig, the market mascot. 

We spent about 2 hours at the Rodin Museum, housing the largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin's works outside Paris.  It's a quiet oasis in the heart of Philadelphia on the busy Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

What a great place to pause and "think."

Rodin sculpted more than 100 figures for The Gates of Hell.

The Eastern State Penitentiary, in operation from 1829 to 1971, is an intriguing "top" Philadelphia attraction, whose most famous inmate was mob boss Al Capone.

Unlike most cells, Capone's was rather luxurious - oriental rugs, fine furniture and a cabinet radio.

The Rocky Statue is one of Philadelphia's most famous pieces of public art.  It was originally created for Rocky III, and after filming for the movie was completed, Sylvester Stallone donated the bronze statue to the city. 

Before visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I had Doug wait in line to have his photo taken with the famous Rocky Balboa.

The famous 72 stone steps at the East Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are known as the "Rocky Steps."

We also had a great tour of City Hall; it's the nation's largest municipal building - in fact, larger that the U.S. Capitol.  A 37-foot bronze statue of William Penn sits on top of the clock tower at City Hall; a statue of retail entrepreneur John Wanamaker - Citizen stands at the east entrance.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Commissioned Sketches Keep Doug Busy

Doug stays busy at comics-cartoon conventions doing a variety of commissions, like this 10 x 14 pencil and ink sketch for Joe (from Cleveland), who was also an exhibitor at Wizard World Philadelphia.

Fans frequently have Doug do sketchbook commissions.

Over the decades Doug has done thousands of gag roughs for Playboy.  Of course, not all can be selected for final art and ultimate publication in the magazine. 

Unpublished Sneyd features Doug's 100 favorite gag rough rejects and a B & W profile sketch of a classic Sneyd bunny on the Introduction Page.  The self-published book was quite popular with attendees in Philadelphia as the perfect gift for Fathers' Day.

If attending Fan Expo Canada in Toronto August 22-25, stop by Doug's table in Artist Alley and get a personalized copy of Unpublished Sneyd for a Christmas gift.

Josh (from Philadelphia) bought the color rough original for Doug's June 2000, p. 105 Playboy cartoon, also published in The Art of Doug Sneyd on p. 142.

Artist Dave Bullock, also an exhibitor at Wizard World Philadelphia, had Doug personalize his copy of The Art of Doug Sneyd, which Doug will be selling at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto August 22-25.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Rene's Convention Portrait Sketch

In addition to selling original art, limited edition prints and sketchbooks at comics-cartoon conventions, Doug does commissions, including 16 x 20 portrait sketches on Arches of France cold press art board.  He did a portrait sketch of Rene (from Burlington, VT, which is 20 minutes from the Canadian border) during Wizard World Philadelphia, May 30th-June 2nd.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Wizard World Philadelphia: Doug Personalizes The Art of Doug Sneyd for Celeste

Doug and I first met Celeste Giuliano in 2010 at C2E2; we've stayed in touch since then and as soon as we committed to exhibiting at Wizard World Philadelphia, we emailed her.
Celeste opened Celeste Giuliano Photography, located in Philadelphia, in 2005; since then, she's been internationally recognized as a leader in vintage-styled portraits. 
Doug personalized The Art of Doug Sneyd, a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category, for Celeste.
Doug will exhibit at Fan Expo Canada August 22-25 as a Comic Special Guest; he will have copies of The Art of Doug Sneyd for sale during the 4-day convention.  There is no charge for signing the 248-page book, featuring 270 of his 450+ Playboy cartoons.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Mimi Mischief's Portrait Sketch

Doug's portrait sketches are always popular with convention attendees; Mimi Mischief (from Philadelphia) had Doug do a 10 x 14 portrait sketch during Wizard World Philadelphia, May 30th-June 2nd.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Wizard World Philadelphia: Ivy Visits Doug

Doug and I always enjoy when Ivy Doomkitty stops by for a visit. 

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)