Sunday, May 29, 2016

C2E2 Fans

Doug and I first met Taylor at the 2014 C2E2; this year he contacted us prior to the 3-day convention (March 18-20) to purchase an 11 x 17 redhead bunny original.   All of Doug's originals and the nearly 500 full-page color Playboy cartoons are rendered using Arches of France cold pressed art board and Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes.

Personalized copies of Doug's self-published book, Unpublished Sneyd, are always a popular convention souvenir.

Zack was pleased to find this 8 1/2 x 11 preliminary color rough for Doug's February 1988, p. 123, Playboy cartoon.

caption:  "I've been here eight years, and I've never noticed any difference
 between Democrats and Republicans."

The full-page color Playboy cartoon was also reproduced on p. 13 in The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books in July 2011.  

Doug's Playboy cartoon originals return to print in a 248-page softcover art book, now available for pre-order at $19.99 (scheduled delivery July 12, 2016) through:

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

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Cosplayers Stop by Artist Alley

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

New Loose-Style 10 x 14 Original

To see Doug's available Playboy cartoons, preliminary pencil and color roughs, gag roughs and 10 x 14 loose-style originals, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Popular at C2E2: Unpublished Sneyd

In the years since Doug's first full-page color cartoon was published in Playboy (September 1964), he's submitted thousands of cartoon gag roughs to The Mansion.  Naturally, not all can be selected for final art and ultimate publication in the magazine.  

So, he selected a number of his favorite rejects - the best of the undiscovered Sneyds - for Unpublished Sneyd.  It's a convention favorite!

Doug also personalizes each book with a profile sketch of a classic girl-next-door with bunny ears.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Retailers at C2E2

The increasing popularity of cosplay was a "perfect fit" for Bernina.  

Staff presented sewing tips and tricks on how to sew with stretchy materials on the B-215, which was later raffled off to a lucky C2E2 cosplayer.  In addition, the Bernina team was also involved in judging the Bernina Choice Award at the Grand Championship of Cosplay.

Geico promotions, especially a 3D imagining booth, have been successful at NYCC so it wasn't a surprise to see the pop culture lovable gecko exhibiting at C2E2 this year.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 1998 Issue: Doug's Cartoon, Interview With Cartoonist Scott Adams

Doug's full-page color cartoon was published on p. 144 of the May 1998 issue of Playboy.

caption:  "No thanks, I was harassed at work."

To see more of Doug's cartoons, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:

The Playboy Interview featured the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, which gained national prominence through the downsizing period in the 1990s; Adams knows corporate America and the dilemma of white-collar workers because he worked at a number of big businesses before becoming a full-time cartoonist in 1995.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

WETA Workshop

Weta Workshop had a prime location at C2E2 and I realized if Doug and I wanted to see the exhibit, we had to do it before the 3-day convention opened to the public.

The special effects and prop company, based in New Zealand, produces effects for TV and film, including the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Mad Max:  Fury Road, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and James Cameron's Avatar.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

McCormick Place Before the C2E2 Crowds Enter Exhibit Hall

McCormick Place - the largest convention center in the U.S. - offered ample space for C2E2 to have a large Artist Alley, hundreds of exhibits, a gaming area with a variety of console and tabletop games and a live stage - in partnership with Twitch - featuring celebrity interviews, live art, panels and fan tournaments.

(I took these photos one morning before the floor officially opened to the public.)

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Playboy Gag Rough Rejects - Enjoy!

To see more of Doug's Playboy gag rough rejects, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Seeing C2E2 Exhibits Before Doors Open to Attendees

When the doors opened at 10 a.m. to the general public, it would be too late to check out the exhibit floor so Doug and I got up early and took the "long way" to Artist Alley. 

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)