Sunday, April 1, 2018

Playboy Cartoon Preliminary Sequence: March 2005

caption:  "I don't know, but judging from all the couples on board, 
I think it's some kind of sex cruise."

Approved - "OK 2 column color H" in red pencil - loose-style gag rough original, cartoon published in March 2005 issue (p. 143); reproduction on p.  190/Chapter 10 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.

Doug's hand-drawn pencil preliminary pencil roughs block out characters and set the scene; this is the first pencil prelim - image area is 3 1/4 x 4 on heavy tracing vellum.

A second hand-drawn pencil preliminary is on heavy tracing vellum; image area:  3 x 3 3/4

Doug did several more pencil preliminaries based on Hef's approved loose-style gag rough and then xeroxed a pencil rough for a color rough to "test" color selections before going to final art.  Unlike most cartoon sequences, Doug decided to redraw the preliminary pencil sequence to focus more on the animals than on Noah's Ark.

After a second color rough, he decided to reduce Noah's Ark even more more and enlarge the animals.

He started a new preliminary pencil rough sequence, focusing primarily on the animals.  The image area is 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 on heavy card stock.

The final pencil rough in the sequence (image area is 4 1/2 x 5 3/4) on heavy tracing vellum.

A  memo from the cartoon department at the New York Playboy office, 730 Fifth Avenue from 2002 to 2009, notifies Doug of publication and adds comments on his finish:  "This is a funny line and the animals are great."

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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