Monday, September 4, 2017

ARCHES Website Showcases Doug's Playboy Cartoon Originals

The Arches of France website (NEWS, August 25, 2017):

features Doug's use of Arches premium art papers, 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper, for all of his nearly 500 full-page color cartoons published in Playboy since the September 1964 issue.

The Arches paper mill, located in the Vosges region of France, was granted "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" (Living Heritage Company) status by the French government this year in recognition of its production of high quality paper making since 1492.

The company joins the prestigious EPV club whose members include famous French names such as Hermes, Cristalleries Saint-Louis, Baccarat, Chanel, De Buyer and Garnier Thiebaut. 

Eight of Doug's Playboy cartoons are featured on the Arches of France website as well on 

and the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at

(blog posts by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Cartoon Rough Originals from Secret Sneyd: Now Available on Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at CAF

Loose-style cartoon rough originals published in the 280-page hardcover book - Secret Sneyd:  The Unpublished Cartoons of Doug Sneyd/Dark Horse Books, April 2017 - are now available for purchase at the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:

The Secret Sneyd gallery room at CAF features a selection of both color and black and white (8 1/2 x 11) loose-style cartoon rough originals published in 10 chapters:  Conversations, Hookers, Just Sex, Fun and Games, Relationships, Once Upon A Time, Inappropriate Behavior, Happy Holidays, Santa Baby and Potpourri.

If you have a copy of Secret Sneyd and have a favorite loose-style cartoon rough not posted at the CAF gallery room, please email through CAF or Doug's website - - for additional information on availability.

The 280-page hardcover book can be purchased at:

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Check out Doug's Facebook Page for Video Slideshow of Mini Cooper S Cartoon

A video slideshow showing Doug working in his studio on a Playboy cartoon for the debut of the Mini Cooper S was recently posted on Doug's Facebook page:

Doug had 2 full-page color cartoons published in the May 2014 issue; one, commissioned by BSSP, appeared as an advertising insert  between pp. 44-45.  BSSP, located in Sausalito, CA, is one of the largest independent marketing communications agencies in the West Coast.

caption:  "You're right.  It's a lot bigger than I thought!"

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

April 1994 Playboy Cartoon: Changes to Final Pencil Rough

Not satisfied with the girl in the final pencil rough, Doug started over again.  He explained changes when he mailed the finish (mid-December 1991) to Michelle Urry, Cartoon Editor at the New York office of Playboy.

The full-page color cartoon appeared in the April 1994, p. 119, issue; caption:

"If you are what you eat, you must eat some pretty damned exotic stuff!" 

The cartoon was also reproduced on p. 146 in The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books.  

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

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

The Best From Playboy, #3 - 1969: Doug's Cartoon

caption:  "I hope you're the kind who kisses and tells - it's good for business."

Doug's full-page color cartoon was published in the September 1965 issue of Playboy on p. 178 and then reproduced on p. 53 in the 192-page The Best of Playboy, #3 - 1969.

To inquire about Doug's available Playboy originals, approved gag roughs and preliminary pencil/color roughs, contact us at:

or the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

10 x 14 Pin-Up Original

This 10 x 14 pin-up original was rendered on Arches of France cold press watercolor paper using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes, which Doug used for all of his full-page color cartoons published in Playboy since the early 1960s.

To see more available original artwork, including Playboy cartoons and preliminary development pencil/color roughs, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

1973 Cartoon Album 6: Doug's Cartoons

The 192-page Cartoon Album 6, published in 1973 by Playboy Press, featured 8 of Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoons.

• (p. 157)  "Well, that's strange . . . They were all here a minute ago."

published in the February 1968 issue of Playboy, p. 150,  and reproduced on p. 78 in The Art of Doug Sneyd 

(The 248-page hardcover book, also available now in a softcover edition, was published by Dark Horse Books in July 2011 and nominated for a 2012 Eisner Award in the Best Humor Publication category.)

• (p. 11) "I've just got time for a quickie!"

published in the February 1970 issue, p. 161, and reproduced on p. 174/upper right in The Art of Doug Sneyd

• (p. 31) "How about performing an unnatural act? . . ."

published in the November 1970 issue, p. 259, and reproduced on p. 91/lower right in The Art of Doug Sneyd

• (p. 63) "If there are no more finishing touches, I've got housework to do."

published in the June 1969 issue, p. 145, and reproduced on p. 133 in The Art of Doug Sneyd

(p. 111) "Well, now he knows what a nice girl like me is doing in a place like this."

published in the August 1968 issue, p. 169

• (p. 141) "No need to be embarrassed; being a doctor . . ."

published in the April 1970 issue, p. 131

• (p. 165) "Hi!"

published in the October 1969 issue, p. 261

• (p. 180) "These are our loving cups."

published in the March 1966 issue, p. 100

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

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Doug Helps Publicize Local Hospital Charity Drive

Although Doug was under contract with Playboy since the early 1960s, he continued to do book and magazine illustrations, advertising art and news cartoons.  He was never too busy, however, to support local charities, including the 1985 fund raising campaign for the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario.  

(The hospital is about 25 miles south of Doug's home in Orillia, which is 80 miles north of Toronto.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)