Sunday, June 3, 2018

2006 Playboy Jazz Festival Program Features Doug's Cartoon

The ad agency representing the City of Las Vegas commissioned Doug in the spring of 2006 to render a 2-part cartoon for the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival program.  His full-page color cartoon appeared on the inside front pages of the 84-page program promoting the June 17-18, 2006 Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.


Inside program cover - he says,  "I read Playboy for the articles."


Page 1 of the 84-page program - she says,  "I go to Vegas for the shows."


(Las Vegas was the official sponsor of the 28th anniversary 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival.)

Doug's first pencil/ink preliminary rough (image area:  6 1/2 x 8 on 24 lb. paper) to block out the characters and set the scene.


follow-up preliminary pencil rough (image area: 6 1/4 x 8 on standard tracing paper)


final preliminary pencil rough with alternate heads (image area:  6 x 7 1/2 on standard tracing paper)


color rough with alternate heads (image area:  6 x 7 1/2 on heavy card stock using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes; please note: Doug typically xeroxes the final pencil rough and then applies aniline dyes for a color rough to "test" color selections before going to final art.


The 2-part cartoon was also reproduced on pp. 64 and 65 in the November 2006 issue of Playboy.



"I read Playboy for the articles." was also featured on page 1 of The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books in July 2011.

The 248-page hardcover book, featuring 270 of Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoons, was a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category.


A softover edition is also available for purchase at:



(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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