Sunday, November 24, 2013

Doug Stays Busy at 4-day Fan Expo Canada in Toronto

Although Mike lives in the U.S., he's a regular attendee at Fan Expo Canada and a fan of Doug's work.  He bought two 10 x 14 watercolor originals at the Toronto convention this year.

Doug and I met Tristan Risk at Fan Expo Vancouver in April; it was great that she stopped by the booth to say hello.

Karen (from Oakville, a suburb of Toronto) bought a 10 x 14 watercolor original as a birthday gift for her sister.

Doug frequently does commissions for other artists. Lar, an online cartoonist and exhibitor at Fan Expo Canada, had Doug do a 10 x 14 pencil portrait sketch.

Costumes always make conventions more interesting.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

LEGO Booth Attracts Fan Expo Fans

Over the years, LEGO has expanded its presence at comics-cartoon conventions and with The LEGO Movie scheduled to open February 7, 2014, the company had a prime booth location in Toronto.
The movie, in development at Warner Bros. since 2008, is an American-Australian stop motion/computer-animated adventure comedy.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Blonds, Blonds, Blonds at Paris Comics Expo

During the Paris Comics Expo November 23-24, Doug will be selling original artwork, limited edition prints and sketchbooks - all featuring his classic lovely ladies.
These 10 x 14 watercolor originals are rendered on Arches of France cold press 140 lb. watercolor paper using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes. 

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Paris Gallery Hosts Exhibition for Doug and Frank Cho

Located in the historic Montmartre district of Paris, the Gallery 9th Art has exhibited and offered comic art since the 1990s.
Steve Morger, owner of Big Wow Art, coordinated the November exhibition for Doug and Marvel artist Frank Cho with gallery owner Bernard Mahe; opening night is Thursday, November 21 from 6-9 p.m.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wonderwoman Ladies Visit With Doug

Janis and Karen Commission Pencil Portrait Sketches

Doug's pencil portrait sketches are always popular with convention attendees; Janis (from Toronto) posed for an 11 x 17 portrait.

Karen, also from Toronto, asked Doug to do her pencil portrait sketch in The Art of Doug Sneyd.  Another request - she wanted bunny ears!!!

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Dark Horse Exhibits at Fan Expo Canada

Dark Horse, the third-largest comics publisher in the United States, has a prominent retail presence at a number of the largest comics-cartoon conventions in the U.S. - including San Diego, New York, Chicago and Seattle so it was no surprise to learn the company would have a retail exhibit at Fan Expo Canada this year. 
This was the company's first retail exhibit in Canada, and after the doors opened for the August 22-25 Toronto convention, Kari, in charge of coordinating convention retail sales, stopped by Doug's booth to say hello and set up a time for him to sign copies of The Art of Doug Sneyd
The 248-page hardcover book, published by Dark Horse, is now in a second printing and was a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category.

Dark Horse, known for such popular titles as Star Wars, Buffy and Hellboy, had a prime location and offered attendees an great selection of books and collectibles.

It was a busy 4 days for Kari and her staff.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Fan Expo Canada: Exhibitor Booths Before Doors Open

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fan Expo Canada: Red Herring Visits With Doug

Doug and I always enjoy talking with Toronto burlesque performer Red Herring; she had a booth at Fan Expo Canada August 22-25 to promote classes at her studio/school:  the Toronto School of Burlesque.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sales of The Art of Doug Sneyd Were Strong During Toronto Convention

Sales of Doug's 248-page hardcover book, nominated for a 2012 Eisner Award in the Best Humor Publication category, kept him busy during Fan Expo Canada.
Mike and David bought copies within the first hour of the 4-day convention;  Mary-Ann (from Calgary) also had Doug personalize the book with a pencil sketch of a classic Sneyd bunny. 

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Fan Expo Canada: Exhibitor Booths Before Doors Open

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)