Sunday, March 18, 2012

ToonSeum Sponsors "Martinis and Toons" With Playboy Cartoonist Doug Sneyd

"Martinis and Toons," a ToonSeum fundraising benefit, will be held Thursday, April 19; Pittsburgh's ToonSeum is one of three museums in the U.S. celebrating the art of cartooning and promoting a deeper appreciation of the cartoonists and their work.

The following news release promoting next month's exhibition was recently released:

As every man will tell you, there is really only one reason they read Playboy Magazine - "The Cartoons!"

What better way to view those cartoons than with martini in hand at The ToonSeum.

Break out your smoking jacket and bunny ears! On Thursday, April 19th at 7 p.m. - the night before Pittsburgh Comic Con, The ToonSeum will present an evening with Playboy legend Doug Sneyd in a one-night-only show of masterpieces and rejected ideas!

Since 1964, Doug Sneyd has produced hundreds of cartoons for Playboy Magazine. Join us as we celebrate the remarkable career of this true cartooning master whose whimsical and just a bit naughty works have captivated and titillated audiences for decades.

The evening will begin with an interview with Doug Sneyd and chance to view his beautiful cartoons and sketches, followed by lounge music and martinis from the world's greatest vodka - Boyd and Blair!

Guests will have a chance to purchase one-of-a-kind works from Doug and all attendees will receive a special signed limited edition print valued at $50.00.

There will be prize drawings throughout the evening and one lucky lady will win a chance to be immortalized in a sketch by Doug.

All proceeds benefit The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.

Sponsored by the 941 Saloon and Boyd and Blair Vodka.

Tickets are $50.00 per person - members are $40.00 - and the event is strictly limited to no more than 75 guests.

A limited number of VIP tickets will include signed copies of Doug's book, The Art of Doug Sneyd, and a bottle of Boyd and Blair Vodka to take home an enjoy!

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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