Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy New Year!!!

As 2016 comes to a close, we want to share another of Doug's favorite unpublished loose-style gag roughs; to enjoy a great collection of 250 more, make a New Year's resolution to pre-order a copy of the 272-page hardcover book Secret Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books, from:

Secret Sneyd, with a Foreword by freelance cartoonist and illustrator Arnold Roth, will be released on April 18, 2017.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Happy Holidays!!!

In the years since Doug's first cartoon was published in Playboy - September 1964, he's submitted thousands of cartoon roughs.  Of course, not all can be selected for final art and ultimate publication in the magazine.  

Here's one of Doug's unpublished holiday favorites - an undiscovered Sneyd.  Enjoy!!!

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Christmas Nostalgia: Star Weekly Magazine Illustration, December 12, 1959

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Playboy's Holiday Album, 1971

caption:  "We're just helping out during the holiday vacation
 to pick up a little extra Christmas money."

Doug's full-page color cartoon - January 1969, p. 209 - was also reproduced in Playboy's Holiday Album, 1971.

Another of Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoons - December 1967, p. 253 - was also published on p. 19 in Playboy's Holiday Album, 1971 and later reproduced on p. 224 of The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books (July 2011).

caption:  "All I know is every December 25th I wake up
 and this jolly little fat fellow is in bed with me."

The 248-page hardcover book, featuring 270 of Doug's Playboy cartoon originals, is now available in a softcover art book through:

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Preliminary Roughs: December 1992, p. 141 Playboy Cartoon

caption:  "She's built like you, only not so dramatically."

Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoon was also reproduced on p. 212 in The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books in July 2011.  The 248-page hardcover book was also a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category.

After 2 successful hardcover print runs, The Art of Doug Sneyd is now available in softcover through:

color rough before going to final art

To see more of Doug's Playboy cartoon originals and preliminary pencil and color roughs, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Christmas Covers: Look for the Rabbit

I thought you might enjoy looking for the Rabbit on these December covers:  1989, 1986, 1972 and 1964.

Doug's third full-page color cartoon was published in the December 1964 issue on p. 117.

"I understand you've been a bad little girl . . . !"

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Studio View of Lake Couchiching, Orillia

I thought you might appreciate Doug's studio view of Lake Couchiching, Orillia (5 p.m. Saturday, December 3rd)

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Doug Sneyd News Cartoons: Holiday Humor

For nearly 20 years, starting in the mid-1960s, Doug Sneyd - a single-panel, "timely and topical" news cartoon - was published daily in newspapers throughout North America.  

The economy, politics, business were the main focus of Doug's news cartoons, but during the holidays, he also enjoyed interjecting humor into his work.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Porto Venere and Cinque Terre

The day started with a stop in Porto Venere, a gateway to the 5 picturesque villages of Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (listed in 1997) as well as a national park and protected marine area.

Doug went on the steep walk through the Town Gate and Tower (on the far left).  I stayed in the historic city centre and had a coffee.

The War Memorial was opposite the entrance to the Town Gate and Tower.

It was another beautiful day as we left the harbour at Porto Venere.

After leaving Porto Venere, the tour boat passed by Castello Doria.

The first village we viewed was Riomaggiore. (Somehow I missed taking a photo of Manarola.)

We also passed by Corniglia.

Our tour boat stopped at Vernazza; we had a fun, leisurely lunch with friends from Australia.

Our tour of 2 of the 5 Cinque Terre villages ended at Monterosso, pleasant but not as interesting as Porto Venere or Vernazza.

"Arrivederci, Italy!!!"

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Italian Riviera: Santa Margherita and Portofino

After spending the morning in Genoa (birthplace of Columbus), we checked into the Lido Palace Hotel (overlooking the promenade) in the seaside resort of Santa Margherita.

I took this photo while waiting to board the boat taking us on a cruise to Portofino . . .

Within minutes of leaving the harbour, the sky threatened rain . . .

However, as the boat neared Portofino, the front cleared and we enjoyed a lovely visit.

I was amazed at how small the harbour was in Portofino.

Mega yachts were docked side-by-side with small fishing boats and dinghies for sailing.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)