Wednesday, March 31, 2010

MegaCon Hosts Car Exhibits

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MegaCon Attendee Has Doug Sign Cartoon from February 1966 Issue of Playboy

Rock (from Montreal but currently living in Orlando) purchased a personalized copy of Unpublished Sneyd and also asked Doug to sign his cartoon from the February 1966 issue of Playboy.

Rock was a MegaCon volunteer working for the HERO Initiative, a federally chartered charity providing a financial safety net for comic creators in need.

Doug signs his cartoon appearing in the February 1966 issue of Playboy.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Arnold Wesker & Mr. Scarface Visit Doug's Booth

Even Batman's evil villains wanted to check out Unpublished Sneyd.

Ventriloquist Arnold Wesker, a supervillain and enemy of Batman, first appeared in Detective Comics #583 (February 1988).

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 12: Joe, Keith and Dave Buy Personalized Copies of Unpublished Sneyd

Joe (from Baton Rouge, Louisiana) was visiting MegaCon for the first time; he decided early on opening day to get a personalized copy of Doug's 52-page book, Unpublished Sneyd, which features 100 of Doug's favorite cartoon rough "rejects."

In the years since his first full-page, color cartoon - September 1964 - was published in Playboy, Doug has submitted thousands of cartoon roughs. Of course, not all can be selected for final art and ultimate publication in the magazine, but he decided many would be ideal to include in Unpublished Sneyd, which is now in a second printing and priced at $25.00.

Keith lives near Orlando.

Dave (from Ft. Lauderdale) regularly attends MegaCon.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Friday, March 26, 2010

MegaCon Attendees Had A Wide Range of Clothing Options To Purchase

Before entering the exhibit hall during the 3-day convention in Orlando, attendees could buy official MegaCon merchandise.

Hearts Delight (from Venura, California) featured Renaissance clothing and fantasy gift items.

Off World Designs from Sandwich, Illinois had a great selection of custom screened T-shirts.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

MegaCon Helps Promote LEGO

GFLUG members were busy organizing LEGO displays and the MegaCon attendee pit.

The LEGO pit was ready for attendees when the doors opened at noon on Friday, March 12.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MegaCon Features The ECTO-1B

Palm Coast Ghostbusters were among the first people greeting attendees at MegaCon, held March 12-14 in Orlando.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Doug's 2010 Convention Schedule

Doug will exhibit next at C2E2 - Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo - April 16-18 at McCormick Place.

Big Wow Art will once again feature a great line-up of artists, including Doug, at the July 21-25 San Diego Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center.

We just received word that Doug would be a featured guest at the 16th annual Fan Expo Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre August 27-29.

***Daily blog entries from the March 12-14 MegaCon in Orlando will start Wednesday, March 24 - check it out!***

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wonderwoman Limited Edtion Print: Color Rough

Doug's first convention for 2010 is this weekend: MegaCon in Orlando, March 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Check the program for his location, stop by to say "hello" and see the final art for this 11 x 17 limited edition, 1-50, Wonderwoman print.

*** blog posts from MegaCon will start in a few weeks; please check back later

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wonderwoman Limited Edition Print: First Pencil Rough

Doug will have several - including Wonderwoman - 11 x 17 limited edition prints, 1-50, for sale at MegaCon in Orlando this weekend, March 12-14.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sixteenth International Salon of Cartoons - 1979

Soon after SCOOPS debuted, one was selected for inclusion in the 1979 Sixteenth International Salon of Cartoons publication.(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 1980 Edition

In the late 1970s, Doug focused his efforts on a new venture : SCOOPS, a news-oriented comic strip not tied to a central character, story line or location. He decided to self-syndicate SCOOPS and traveled in Canada and throughout the U.S., calling on close to 90 newspapers in 60 days - with 73 percent of those newspapers buying SCOOPS.

And within a few years, three SCOOPS (pictured below) were among 350 editorial cartoons - "representing the best works" of 132 editorial cartoonists - included in the Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year - 1980 Edition.

In the Foreward Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator from New York, wrote, "Here then is another volume in a series of enduring value. More than an adornment of our political culture, it's a pungent and appealing reminder of those things that make us what we are."

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)