Sunday, February 26, 2012

Doug Will Sign Copies of The Art of Doug Sneyd at Wonder-Con March 16-18

Want to have Doug personalize your copy of The Art of Doug Sneyd?

He's exhibiting at Wonder-Con March 16-18 in Anaheim, California; stop by Artist Alley and he'll be happy to sign your book.

Don't have a copy? It's available online at or Barnes &

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Maclean's Highlights Doug and His Playboy Cartoons in the Monday, March 5, Issue

Maclean's - Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine - published a 3-page feature on Doug and his work with Playboy since the early 1960s. The issue - dated March 5, 2012 - was available on newsstands Thursday, February 23rd.

"Hef's bosom buddy" - written by Senior Writer Nicholas Kohler - appears on pp. 58-60.

It begins: "For half a century, Doug Sneyd has worked for Hugh Hefner, publishing more that 450 cartoons in Playboy magazine from his home in Orillia, Ontario . . .

Sneyd didn't set out to become a Playboy cartoonist --- or even a cartoonist at all. Far from it. Yet his sensual, silly, single-panel gags, meticulously executed and vividly coloured for the past 48 years have become a Playboy hallmark. "He's an ideal cartoonist for us because he has a good eye, a good sense of humour and is able to draw a very pretty lady," says Hefner. That is made amply clear in The Art of Doug Sneyd, a lavish coffee table book published last year - by Dark Horse Comics - with some 270 of his Playboy cartoons . . .

"Just a very lush, realistic style," says Chris Kemp, a Toronto musician who writes gags (the one-liners under the art) for Sneyd. "All his women are beautiful but there's an innocence about them, an ingenue quality" . . .

Two of Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoons were reproduced for the 3-page feature in Maclean's:

"I'm a hooker --- that's what a nice girl like me is doing in a place like this." - published October 1973, p. 89

"Six months of community service? What do you think I've been doing?" - published July 2007, p. 100

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Original Art: Brunette With Blue Eyes

Brunette With Blue Eyes - a 9 x 12 watercolor done on 100% cotton, 140 Lb. cold pressed Arches of France watercolor paper using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes - is available on Doug's Premium Gallery on www.comicartfans. com as one of his Fabulous Faces series for 2012.

We thought you might be interested to see Doug working on Brunette With Blue Eyes.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Playboy Gag Rough Rejects

A cartoon rough is just what the name implies: a rough drawing that must, within seconds, convey the humor of the gag line - enjoy!

More Playboy gag rough rejects, a number of which were featured in Unpublished Sneyd, can be seen on Doug's Premium Gallery on www.comicartfans. com

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Original Art: Blond With Violet Eyes

Doug's Fabulous Faces series has been popular with collectors at conventions as well as on his Premium Gallery at; Blond With Violet Eyes is his first Fabulous Faces for 2012.

The 9 x 12 watercolor is done on 100% cotton, 140 Lb. cold pressed Arches of France watercolor paper using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes.

We thought you might appreciate seeing the process in creating Blond With Violet Eyes.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Playboy Gag Rough Rejects Offer Collectors Unique Original Art

Doug's gag roughs, typically 8 1/2 x 11, are affordable original art, suitable for framing.

This original gag rough was matted in a brushed aluminum frame; overall size: 14 x 16 1/2.

The unpublished gag rough (above) appeared on p. 26 of Unpublished Sneyd.

Doug's 100 favorite Playboy gag rough rejects - the best of the undiscovered Sneyds - are featured in Unpublished Sneyd, available through his website or at comics-cartoon conventions. Both color and B & W gag roughs are also available on the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery on

(blog posts by Heidi Hutson)