Sunday, May 25, 2014

MINI Cooper S Ad in May 2014 Issue of Playboy: Working on Final Art

The final art promoting the MINI Cooper S was published as a full-page color cartoon/advertising insert between pp. 44-45 in the May 2014 issue of Playboy.
Caption:  "You're right. It's a lot bigger than I thought!"

As a final step in rendering artwork, Doug uses a mirror to review a reverse image.  He does this to identify possible mistakes or omissions that he might have overlooked and gotten used to.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

MINI Cooper S: Starting Final Art for Ad in the May 2014 Issue of Playboy

After a number of preliminary color roughs were reviewed via Skype by the creative team at BSSP and Mini Cooper, Doug got final approval to proceed to final art.

to be continued . . .

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

MINI Cooper S Ad in May 2014 Issue of Playboy: Doug Works on Second Color Rough

During the preliminary development process for the full-page color cartoon, Doug worked closely with the creative team at BSSP, the California-based firm that was hired to promote the MINI Cooper S in the May 2014 issue of Playboy.

to be continued . . .

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Doug's Cartoon in May 2014 Issue of Playboy Advertises MINI Cooper S

Doug had 2 full-page color cartoons published in the May 2014 issue of Playboy; one promoted the new MINI Cooper S.
Caption:  "You're right.  It's a lot bigger than I thought!"

The full-page color cartoon, commissioned by BSSP, appeared as a advertising insert in the May 2014 issue between pp. 44-45.

BSSP, located in Sausalito, CA, is one of the largest independent marketing communications agencies in the West Coast.

to be continued . . .

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Stuart Ng Books Will Sell The Art of Doug Sneyd at Big Wow ComicFest

Stuart Ng Books will be selling copies of The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books, at Big Wow ComicFest in San Jose, CA May 17-18.
The 248-page hardcover book, featuring 270 of Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoons, was a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category.  There is no charge to have Doug sign books; pencil sketches in the book can be commissioned during the 2-day convention.
In addition to commissions, Doug will be selling original artwork, gag roughs from Unpublished Sneyd, sketchbooks and Playboy cartoon pencil and color preliminary development roughs.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Dean Yeagle Will Moderate Panel on Doug's 50 Years With Playboy

Dean Yeagle will moderate the panel "Doug Sneyd - 50 Years With Playboy" at Big Wow ComicFest in San Jose, CA on Saturday, May 17 at 3 p.m. in Rm. C.

Doug will talk about a number of the cartoons from his 50 years as a full-page color cartoonist for Playboy as well as his career as an illustrator-cartoonist in newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and Canada.

Brian Peck, who is coordinating panels for Big Wow ComicFest Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, said Dean - an animator and cartoonist, known for his character Mandy - has a unique perspective since both he and Doug render full-page color cartoons
for Playboy.

Doug's first cartoon was published in the September 1964 issue of Playboy.

Unpublished Sneyd: 100 Favorite Playboy Gag Rough Rejects - p. 26 Original Framed

Since 1964 Doug has submitted thousands of gag roughs to Playboy.  Of course, not all can be selected for final art and ultimate publication in the magazine. 
Unpublished Sneyd, now in a second printing, features Doug's 100 unpublished favorites;  these gag rough originals, both B & W and color, will be available at Big Wow ComicFest May 17-18 in San Jose, California. 

Doug liked the Playboy gag rough reject on p. 26 so much that he had the original framed for his personal collection.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Meeting Fans in Lexington, Kentucky, Returning to San Jose, California May 17-18

Doug enjoyed meeting fans during his first guest appearance in Lexington, Kentucky. 
Christopher (from Lexington) purchased a 10 x 14 watercolor original from Doug's new collection, done in a loose, colorful style yet featuring a classic, lovely Sneyd blond.  These originals, like his 450+ full-page color cartoons published - since September 1964 - in Playboy, are rendered on Arches of France cold press watercolor paper using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes. 
Doug's next appearance will be in San Jose, California Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18 - exhibiting at Big Wow ComicFest;  Doug's first comics-cartoon convention was in San Jose in May 2007.

Ivy (a fitness instructor from Lexington) was pleased with her pencil portrait sketch; available sizes for these convention commissions are:  9 x 12, 10 x 14 and 16 x 20.

11 x 17 limited edition prints, especially a classic winking bunny, are always popular with convention attendees. (A new Wonderwoman print debuted in Lexington.)

Doug's published 5 convention sketchbooks, including Playboy Preliminaries.

The Art of Doug Sneyd features 270 of Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoons.  It was published by Dark Horse Books and nominated, in 2012, for an Eisner Award in the Best Humor Publication category.  Doug is happy to sign copies of the 248-page hardcover book, at no charge.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

R2D2 and Cosplayers Visit With Doug in Lexington, Kentucky

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)