Over the years, Doug has submitted thousands of cartoon gag roughs to Playboy. Of course, not all can be selected for final art and ultimate publication in the magazine.
100 of Doug's favorite gag rough rejects were featured in Unpublished Sneyd; this mermaid gag rough reject was published on p. 42 of Unpublished Sneyd, which debuted at his first comics-cartoon convention - May 2007 in San Jose, California.
After C2E2 in 2010, sculptor Clay Moore and Doug collaborated to produce a 1/8 scale statue based on the mermaid cartoon gag rough reject in Unpublished Sneyd.
(The following are preliminary development pencil and color roughs for this 1/8 scale statue.)
Doug's working on his sixth 24-page sketchbook. The 11 x 17 mermaid watercolor original he donated to the 2013 Emerald City Comicon charity auction, supporting the Seattle Children's Hospital, is featured on the cover. The artwork was also reproduced on p. 70 of the convention art book, Monsters and Dames.
(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)