Sunday, January 27, 2013

Original Art: Blond in the Surf

Doug's 11 x 17 watercolor originals, rendered on Arches of France cold press art board using aniline dyes, are available on his CAF Premium Gallery or at comics-cartoon conventions.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Fans Buy Artwork and Personalized Books During the 3-day Montreal ComicCon

Martin (from Montreal) purchased an 11 x 17 watercolor original.

Radu (left) and Bruno (right-both from Quebec City) bought Doug's Fabulous Faces sketchbook.

Victor (from Montreal) bought a 9 x 12 Fabulous Faces watercolor original; he's the webmaster for the Montreal ComicCon.

Michel (from Montreal) had Doug personalize his copy of The Art of Doug Sneyd; the 248-page book, published by Dark Horse Comics, features 270 of Doug's 450+ cartoons that have been published in Playboy since September 1964.

Serge (from Joliette, near Montreal) had Doug personalize The Art of Doug Sneyd.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Doug Sketches Charlotte, Rachel, Cynthia and Cecilia at Montreal ComicCon

Doug's portrait sketches (9 x 12, 10 x 14 or 11 x 17) are always popular at comics-cartoon conventions.

Charlotte lives about an hour outside Montreal.

Rachel said her sketch would be a great souvenir from the 3-day convention.

While Doug was sketching Cynthia (from Ottawa), she told him this was her FIRST comics-cartoon convention and admitted, too, that she was having a lot of fun.

Besides having Doug do a portrait sketch, Cecilia (from Montreal) attended a number of panel discussions during the 3-day convention.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Montreal ComicCon: Ladies in Costume Visit Doug in Artist Alley

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Doug Donates 11 x 17 Mermaid Original to Emerald City Comicon Charity Auction

Doug, exhibiting as a ECCC Featured Guest, is donating this 11 x 17 watercolor original to the 2013 Emerald City Comicon charity auction.  His mermaid will also appear in the 2013 Monsters and Dames full-color, 9 x 12 hardcover art book featuring contributions from guests and artists of the March 1-3 convention in Seattle. 

Bruce Timm did the cover for the 80-page art book, limited to 1,150 individually numbered copies, priced at $30.00 each. 

Since its inception in 2009, the Monsters and Dames art book and Emerald City Comicon charity art auctions have raised over $35,000.00 for the Seattle Children's Hospital, a premier child health care pediatric center.

The art book, featuring "pin-ups of creatures and cuties by your favorite artists," will be sold at the ECCC merchandise booth during the 3-day convention, March 1-3, 2013.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

After Dragon*Con: Sightseeing in Atlanta

The Georgia Aquarium, which opened to the public in November 2005, is the world's largest aquarium, housing more than 120,000 animals of 500 different species in 6 different galleries.

It was funded mostly by a $250 million donation by Bernard Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot.

After visiting the Georgia Aquarium, Doug and I walked across Pemberton Place to visit the World of Coca-Cola, which chronicles and celebrates over 125 years of soft drink history.  John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, is credited with inventing the unique Coca-Cola formula.

We then toured the historic Margaret Mitchell House and Museum to learn more about the author of  the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gone with the Wind, and the making of the movie starring Vivian Lee and Clark Gable.

Another important Atlanta tourist attraction is CNN Worldwide to visit newsrooms and meet on-air broadcast personalities.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sales of Prelims, Limited Edition Prints and Copies of the Art of Doug Sneyd Keep Doug Busy During 4-day Atlanta Convention

Rachel and Gene (from Atlanta) purchased a preliminary pencil rough for the December 1991 Playboy cartoon.

In addition to having Doug personalize a copy of The Art of Doug Sneyd, Joey (from Atlanta) had him do a commissioned sketch of Andrea.

Michael (from Knoxville, TN) purchased an 11 x 17 limited edition print of a classic Sneyd bunny.

William (from Savannah, GA) had Doug personalize a copy of The Art of Doug Sneyd, a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category.   The 248-page book - published by Dark Horse Comics - features 270 of Doug's 450+ Playboy cartoons.

Hal and Maggie (from Columbia, SC) had Doug personalize their copy of The Art of Doug Sneyd.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Amber Lu Commissions Sketch at Dragon*Con

Doug had plenty of time to work on a commissioned sketch for Amber Lu (from Atlanta); she had a 4-day pass to Dragon*Con.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Attendees and Hotel Staff Celebrate Dragon*Con in Costumes!

Five downtown Atlanta hotels welcomed thousands of attendees - many in costume - for the 26th annual Dragon*Con.

It was reported that 52,000 attended the 4-day event and a record 3,000 participated in the Saturday morning Peachtree Street parade.

Dragon*Con 2013 is confirmed for August 30th through September 2nd.

Bartenders at the Hyatt Regency joined in the fun by wearing costumes!

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)