Doug's first comics-cartoon convention was May 2007 in San Jose. Dean and Doug, who had not previously met, were assigned adjacent tables in Artist Alley; it was a great opportunity to discuss their projects, careers and experiences as cartoonists.
The two were also assigned adjacent tables in Artist Alley at the 2014 Big Wow Comic Fest in San Jose, California.
Since that first convention in 2007, Doug and I meet Dean and Barbara for dinner during the San Diego Comic-Con International, where both Playboy cartoonists exhibit.
(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)