Sunday, June 4, 2017

News Cartoons - Art

Doug's single-panel Doug Sneyd news cartoons, distributed by the Toronto Star Syndicate, appeared daily in newspapers throughout North America for nearly 20 years, starting in the mid-1960s.

Some days Doug looked at the news, whether the economy or international politics, through an artist's eyes.



Other times, he viewed life, with humor, as an artist.





(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Brides: Playboy Gag Rough Rejects - Enjoy!






To enjoy 250 of Doug's "very finest, funniest and most clever" previously unpublished gags submitted to Playboy since the early 1960s, order a copy of Secret Sneyd:  The Unpublished Cartoons of Doug Sneyd.  The 272-page hardcover book, published by Dark Horse Books, is available at local bookstores or through:


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Playboy June 2000 Issue: Doug's Cartoon, Approved Gag Rough

caption:  "No, silly, casual dress day is Thursday.  Friday is casual sex day."


The full-page color cartoon, published on p. 105, was also reproduced on p. 142 in The Art of Doug Sneyd.  The 248-page book, available in both hardcover and softcover editions, was published by Dark Horse Books and features 270 of Doug's Playboy cartoons.

approved gag rough


To see more available Playboy originals, approved gag roughs and preliminary pencil/color roughs, visit the Doug Sneyd Premium Gallery at:




blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

OCTOKATS CD Cover - Launch Party in Toronto June 24th

Doug's final commission for 2016 was artwork promoting a new CD by the OCTOKATS, a Toronto-based jazz group.  Playboy Swings features the music of Miles Davis, Al Belletto, Lennie Niehaus, Henry Mancini, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Cannonball Adderley and Paul Desmond.





The OCTOKATS will launch this new CD at the 120 Diner in Toronto on Saturday, June 24 from 9 p.m. to midnight.


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Father's Day Gifts

Father's Day is Sunday, June 18th; if you're looking for a great gift, check out Doug's books available at:


Secret Sneyd:  The Unpublished Cartoons of Doug Sneyd features 250 loose-style unpublished gags from the thousands that Doug's submitted to Playboy since the early 1960s.  The 280-page hardcover book was released April 18, 2017.



The Art of Doug Sneyd features 270 of Doug's full-page color cartoons published in Playboy since the early 1960s.  The 248-page hardcover book, now also available in a softcover edition, was published in July 2011 by Dark Horse Books and nominated in 2012 for an Eisner Award in the Best Humor Publication category.


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Playboy Press 1972 Paperback: Doug's Cartoons

The 128-page Playboy Press 1972 paperback - The Swingers - featured 4 of Doug's full-page color Playboy cartoons.


• (p. 15) "Anyone care to hear a personal plea from the President for us to come back?"

published March 1968, p. 153 and reproduced on p. 180/lower right in The Art of Doug Sneyd - Dark Horse Books, July 2011; the 248-page hardcover book, now also available in a softcover edition, features 270 of Doug's full-page color cartoons published in Playboy since the early 1960s.  

• (p. 77) "My dad thinks I'm jitterbugging at the malt shop."

published April 1971, p. 233 and reproduced on p. 160/upper right in The Art of Doug Sneyd.

(p. 85) "Tremendous technological advancements, these tranquilizer guns - eh, Covington?"

published June 1968, p. 145 and reproduced on p. 180/upper left in The Art of Doug Sneyd.

• (p. 110) "But in the bar you said you wouldn't mind making five big ones."

published January 1970, p. 272 and reproduced on p. 89 in The Art of Doug Sneyd.

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


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Playboy May 2007 Issue: Doug's Cartoon, Approved Gag Rough

caption:  "Your Honor, my client would like to throw herself on the mercy of the court.  Individually or in groups of two or more."


approved gag rough


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




(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)