Sunday, January 15, 2017

Charity Donation Limited Edition Print for Pensacon 2017

Pensacon is again selling 11 x 17 limited edition prints of a classic Sneyd mermaid; all proceeds will support the Manna Food Pantries, a local grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to fighting hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa countries, Florida.

Prints, priced at $20.00, will be available - Friday through Saturday, February 17-19 - at the Pensacon Merchandise Booth; Doug will be happy to sign prints - at no charge - at his booth.



This was Doug's 11 x 17 limited edition print donated to Pensacon last year, with proceeds again supporting the Manna Food Pantries.




(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

The Star Weekly, Toronto Illustration: Princess Margaret's Royal Wedding

After I watched the 10-episode series of The Crown on Netflix last November, I remembered Doug did a lovely 2-page illustration in The Star Weekly, Toronto that commemorated the wedding of Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones (a former society photographer) on May 6, 1960 in historic Westminster Abbey.

When Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh on November 20, 1947, the ceremony was recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio to nearly 200 million people around the world; Princess Margaret's wedding was the first televised Royal wedding, with nearly 300 million watching the ceremony in Westminster Abbey. 



In the 1950s Doug lived in Montreal and then Toronto doing commercial illustration work; he later decided to pursue a career as a freelance illustrator, working for textbook and magazine publishers in Canada.

(Doug's first full-page color cartoon for Playboy was published in the September 1964 issue, p. 205.)

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

New 10 x 14 Watercolor Original

Doug's 10" x 14" watercolors are rendered on Arches of France cold press watercolor paper using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes.


To see more 10 x 14 as well as 11 x 17 original artwork, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Playboy Interview: Mark Cuban, January 2006 Issue

Like millions of Americans, Doug and I enjoy watching Shark Tank (season eight began in September 2016) so, of course, I had to read the Playboy Interview with Mark Cuban in the January 2006 issue.

The outspoken entrepreneur, investor and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavricks has been a "shark" on the ABC reality program since season three in 2012. 



Doug's full-page color cartoon  - "Welcome to the Nutcracker Suite." - was published on p. 107 in the January 2006 issue and reproduced later on p. 223 in The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books in July 2011.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Playboy January 1995 Issue: Doug's Cartoon

caption:  "Last year's resolution didn't last too long.  It was ruining my sex life."


Despite Hef suggesting changes to the caption in the approved gag rough, the original caption was used at publication.


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




(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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)