Monday, May 31, 2010

Kitchen & Bath Show Attendees Check Out C2E2

Lori and Dirk (from Milwaukee, Wisconsin) were in Chicago for the weekend to attend KBIS at McCormick Place.

They saw hundreds of people - some wearing costumes - walking down the main corridor past KBIS exhibits toward Lakeside Center (one of four convention buildings at McCormick Place) and decided to check out what was going on. They discovered C2E2, and since they'd never been to a comic-cartoon convention before, their curiosity brought them inside.

A personalized copy of Unpublished Sneyd should make a great souvenir of their C2E2 experience.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Amanda and Mike Buy Personalized Copies of Unpublished Sneyd

Amanda had Doug personalize Unpublished Sneyd to herself and husband Andy.

Mike (from Elgin, Illinois) told Doug he was a big fan of comics and cartoons; he was happy to see such a big show at McCormick Place.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Doug Does Sketches for Justin and Carlene

Justin (from St. Louis, Missouri) wanted a classic Sneyd sketch of a girl-next-door beauty with bunny ears so he could have it framed.

Carlene (from Skokie, Illinois - about 30 minutes north of downtown Chicago) told Doug that her husband has been a long-time comic-cartoon collector, but buying a personalized copy of Doug's 52-page book, Unpublished Sneyd, was her first cartoon purchase.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 2 - Chalk Artist Makes Good Progress on Convention Commission

Chalk artist Eric Maruscak got an early start on the program cover.

As C2E2 gets close to closing Saturday, April 17, Eric has made good progress on the convention program cover done by Alex Ross.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Check Out Doug's CAF Gallery for Newly Posted Gag Roughs

Doug has submitted thousands of cartoon gag roughs over the years to Playboy.

Each conveys humor in seconds and would make a great gift for Father's Day - Sunday, June 20, a birthday - any day! Gag roughs can be easily matted and framed to showcase Sneyd original art.

Visit comicartfans, click on GALLERIES in upper left, click on S and then scroll down to the Doug Sneyd Premium Member Gallery to view his 5 individual galleries, featuring Playboy originals and preliminaries, gag rough "rejects" from Unpublished Sneyd and general B & W and color gag roughs.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Saturday, April 17: C2E2 Exhibitors Are Ready for 10 a.m. Opening

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Sweetening" Charity Project Sketchcard

Proceeds from the 2010 Treasure Chest of Art charity project will help support The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation and the "more than 6,900 children each month who are diagnosed with cancer."

Doug is among hundreds of artists supporting the foundation's September charity project with original sketchcard art. Check out for information on the fundraiser and a list of participating artists.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Riley and Tony Buy Limited Edition Prints

Riley is a long-time collector of comic books and comic art.

Tony (from Rome City, Indiana - north of Ft. Wayne) started going to comic-cartoon conventions about 4 years ago.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Doug Will Appear As A Special Guest at Fan Expo Canada August 27-29

Canada's largest comic-cartoon gathering, Fan Expo Canada, just announced guests and special appearances for the 16th annual event, August 27-29, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

Doug is among the Special Guests; he plans to debut a new 24-page Preliminary sketchbook as well as another 11 x 17 limited edition print featuring a lovely lady in his signature Playboy-style.

He will also do B & W commissioned sketches during the 3-day event and personalize copies of his 52-page book, Unpublished Sneyd - now in its second printing.

Mark your calendars now for Fan Expo Canada:

Friday, August 27, from 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, August 28, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Friday, May 21, 2010

C2E2 Attendees in Costume

Some people remarked that there were fewer attendees in costume than is typical for comic-cartoon conventions, but those who did wear costumes certainly seemed to enjoy themselves.

Poison Ivy stopped by to greet Doug.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Roger and Chrissie Buy Personalized Copies of Unpublished Sneyd

Roger drove in from Cross Plains, Wisconsin - near Madison.

Chrissie (from Chicago) is a long-time fan of Playboy so Doug wasn't surprised to see her wearing Playboy earrings. He joked that he didn't charge extra to draw earrings on sketches in Unpublished Sneyd.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Artist Alley and Exhibitors Welcome C2E2 Attendees

C2E2 was officially Open to the Public from 1-7 p.m. Friday, April 16; from the start everyone was positive about holding C2E2 in Lakeside Center at McCormick Place. The aisles were spacious; the natural light was a real plus!

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Charity Project Sketchcard - Doug Adds Signature

The first day of C2E2, Paul Maiellaro from the Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo stopped by Artist Alley to talk with Doug concerning a sketchcard donation to the 2010 Treasure Chest of Art charity project for The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.

Doug agreed to participate in the mid-September project by drawing a Playboy-style bunny on a commemorative trading card blank, standard size 2.5 x 3.5

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Freddy Appreciates Doug's Classic Bunny in Black

Freddy (from Chicago) is serious about pin-up art.  Besides buying artwork, he has several pin-up art tattoos, all done in Chicago. 

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 1 - C2E2 Features Chalk Artist Eric Maruscak

C2E2 featured a number of special attractions, including chalk artist Eric Maruscak (from Binghamton, New York).

Eric got started before the Friday 1 p.m. opening to the public, but the C2E2 program cover, done by artist Alex Ross, had a lot of intricate details.  Eric did, however, finish the convention commission by mid-day Sunday, April 18.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

John and Nick Buy Personalized Copies of Unpublished Sneyd

John's from Chicago.

Nik (from Napanee, Indiana) owns Pickle Press, a self-syndicated comic book.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Cars Make Guest Appearance at C2E2

Cars are a popular attraction at comic-cartoon conventions; C2E2 was no exception.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sean and Don Have Doug Do Sketches

Sean (from Dayton, Ohio) asked Doug for a sketch of Wonderwoman in his signature Playboy-style.

Don ( from Robinson, Illinois - on the Wabash River) is a long-time fan of Doug's work in Playboy.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)