Sunday, April 10, 2011

Doug Will Appear As A Featured Guest at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto August 25-28

Fan Expo Canada in Toronto has invited Doug to exhibit as a Featured Guest at the 2011 comics-cartoon convention August 25-28, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

In addition to selling personalized copies of Unpublished Sneyd, featuring 100 of Doug's favorite Playboy "rejects," he will have original artwork, a number of 11 x 17 limited edition prints and 24-page convention sketchbooks. Fabulous Faces will debut at Fan Expo Canada in August.

Dark Horse Comics, the largest independent comic book publisher in the U.S., is exhibiting at Fan Expo Canada for the first time and will have copies of the standard-edition hardcover of The Art of Doug Sneyd available for purchase. The 248-page book features over 270 of Doug's Playboy color cartoons as well as chapter introductions featuring anecdotes and personal reflections. He also shares his creative process by including a number of original gag roughs and preliminary pencil and color roughs.

Doug's career as a professional artist began in a garret studio in Montreal, where he painted commissioned portraits. He then moved to Toronto, where he worked as an advertising, magazine and textbook illustrator. He expanded into syndicated political cartoons and, in 1964, began producing cartoons for Playboy, where a distinct brand of humor has been an important factor in the magazine's success since 1953.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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