Sunday, July 16, 2017

Coming Soon - New Design for Doug's Website

Meeting Wonder Woman over the Years

Preview Night at San Diego Comic-Con is Wednesday, July 19 and attendees will, no doubt, see hundreds of ladies dressed as Wonder Woman.  

(Enjoy these Wonder Woman photos from Doug's convention guest appearances over the years. )












Doug's full-page color Wonder Woman cartoon was published in the October 1981 (p. 111) issue of Playboy and also reproduced on p. 29 of The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books in July 2011.  The 248-page hardcover book,  now also available in a softcover edition, features 270 of Doug's Playboy cartoons.


10 x 14 loose-style Wonder Woman original, rendered on Arches of France cold press watercolor paper using Dr. Ph Martin's aniline dyes.


To see more available Playboy cartoon originals, pencil/color preliminary roughs and loose-style gag roughs, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:


Wonder Woman even made the cover of the February 2008 issue of Playboy.


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Dark Horse Will Sell Doug's Books at SDCC

Dark Horse Books returns to Booth #2615 at SDCC, North America's largest comics-cartoon convention, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 19 (from 6-9 p.m.) and running Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23, 2017.

Both of Doug's Dark Horse publications will be available at Booth #2615 during the 5-day convention at the San Diego Convention Center.

The 280-page hardcover book - Secret Sneyd - features 250 of Doug's favorite loose-style unpublished gags from the thousands he's submitted to Playboy since the early 1960s.


The Art of Doug Sneyd, now also available in a softcover edition, features 270 of Doug's full-page color cartoons published in Playboy since the September 1964 issue.

(The 248-page hardcover book was a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category.)

Doug Works Exclusively on Arches of France Paper, Recipient of Recognition for Excellence

" . . . Arches has recently been granted "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" (Living Heritage Company) status, in recognition of its ancestral know-how in the field of high quality paper making.  It joins a prestigious club whose members include famous French names such as Hermes, Cristalleries Saint-Louis, Baccarat, Chanel, De Buyer, Garnier Thiebaut and Imagerie d'Epinal.

The "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" (EPV) label is an official French mark of recognition introduced in May 2006 and awarded by the Ministry for the Economy and Finances.  It is only granted to a few elite French companies.  It is valid for a period of five years and encompasses manufacturers who strive to uphold the excellence of their industrial or artisan know-how and the high quality of their products.  

They act as ambassadors for "Made in France" quality and on a daily basis they contribute to France's economic and cultural identity.

When Christopher Columbus set out for America in 1492, master papermakers were already hand making paper in the Arches paper mill located in the Vosges region of France.  

As the production processes have gradually become industrialized, the mill - since 1895 - uses a cylinder mould in the manufacture of watercolor paper gelatin-sized "to the core."

Doug's first full-page color cartoon was published in the September 1964 (p. 205) issue; over the decades Playboy's published close to 500 of his cartoons - ALL rendered on Arches of France cold press watercolor paper. 





Likewise, Doug's commissions,


11 x 17 and


10 x 14 originals are ALL rendered on Arches of France cold press watercolor paper.


(notice the grain of the Arches of France cold press watercolor paper)  


To see available Playboy cartoon originals, preliminary pencil and color roughs, loose-style unpublished gag roughs and original art, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:


Doug works on the third floor of his home-studio in Orillia, which is 80 miles north of Toronto.


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Attending OCTOKATS CD Release Party in Toronto

The OCTOKATS, a Toronto-based jazz group, launched Playboy Swings at the 120 Diner - 120 Church Street/Toronto - on Saturday, June 24.  

Doug was an invited guest to the dinner/concert since he designed the cover for the CD, which features music from the libraries of Al Belletto, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Dave Pell, Marty Paich, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond, Henry Mancini, Dizzy Gillespie and Lennie Niehaus.



(from left) Doug, Heidi, Maryann and Norm




10 x 14 Pin-Up Original

Doug's 10 x 14 originals are rendered on Arches of France cold press watercolor paper using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes, which he used for all of his full-page color cartoons published in Playboy since the early 1960s.

To see more available original art, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:



(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Playboy July 1999 Issue: Doug's Cartoon

caption:  "It didn't work out.  We both wanted to see other women."


approved gag rough


To see more Playboy originals, approved gag roughs and preliminary pencil/color roughs, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:



(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Doug's Lovely Ladies: Star Weekly Fiction Illustrations

Even before Doug's first full-page color cartoon (September 1964) was published in Playboy, he was drawing lovely ladies:  Star Weekly fiction illustrations (early 1960s).






(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

1995 FORE PLAY: Doug's Cartoons

Doug had 2 cartoons featured in FORE PLAY; the 144-page book was published in 1995.  

• (p. 67) "Of course we have to do it this way.  How else can I see if you're bringing the right muscles into play?"

The full-page color cartoon was first published in the June 1981, p. 153, issue of Playboy and then reproduced on p. 57 of The Art of Doug Sneyd.  

The 248-page hardcover book, also available now in a softcover edition, was published by Dark Horse Books in July 2011 and nominated in 2012 for an Eisner Award in the Best Humor Publication Category.

• (p. 81) "Listen, honey, I know you are worried about your putting, but I have an awful lot of laundry to finish."




To see available original artwork, Playboy cartoon originals and pencil and color preliminary roughs, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Playboy Press 1972 Paperback: Doug's Cartoons

The 128-page Playboy Press 1972 paperback - So You Want To Be A Star - featured 3 of Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoons.



• (p. 64) "Makeup!"

published November 1971, p. 147 and reproduced on p. 125 in The Art of Doug Sneyd, Dark Horse Books July 2011; the 248-page hardcover book, now also available in a softcover edition, features 270 of Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoons.

(The Art of Doug Sneyd was also a 2012 Eisner Award nominee
 in the Best Humor Publication category.)

• (80) "You know, acting's really not my bag, but I just love coming out for auditions."

published August 1971, p. 140 and reproduced on p. 126/lower right in The Art of Doug Sneyd.

• (109) "And this time be more careful!"

published May 1965, p. 115 and reproduced on p. 128 in The Art of Doug Sneyd.


To see available original artwork, Playboy cartoons, preliminary pencil/color roughs and loose-style cartoon roughs, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Summer in Orillia on Lake Couchiching

Doug spent the early part of his professional career in Montreal and Toronto; in 1969 he moved his family north to Orillia, which is 80 miles north of Toronto.  He works on the third floor of his home-studio overlooking Lake Couchiching; the main floor deck, off the living room/dining room, is an inviting spot to relax during the summer months.


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)