Coming in July from Dark Horse, The Art of Doug Sneyd is a 248-page hardcover collection of “the most lush, sumptuous, striking, and hilarious” of the full-page, colour cartoons that the artist drew for Playboy magazine. The collection (ISBN-10: 1595827250; ISBN-13: 9781595827258) includes a foreword by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, an introduction by Lynn Johnston, cartoonist of the nationally syndicated strip For Better or For Worse, and reflections from Doug Sneyd himself.
According to the profile on his Web site, Doug Sneyd was born in Guelph, Ontario, spent much of his professional career in Toronto, and continues to maintain a home/studio at Lake Couchiching in central Ontario, though he prefers to spend winters in Orange Beach, Alabama. Sneyd’s cartoons have appeared in Playboy since 1963. The artist “was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Book Illustrators and has been a member of the National Cartoonists’ Society and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Twenty-four of his full-page color Playboy cartoons are among the 229 Sneyd works included in the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa.”
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Hey, RC !
Doug Sneyd will be at the Montreal Comic-Con in two weeks, but I doubt I’ll be able to go… Just as I missed Sergio Aragonés last year…
We don’t see very many big-name comics creators out here in the sticks, although a local comics store did host the world-wide release of Chester Brown’s Louis Riel, way back when that book was new. And many years before that, when we lived in Saskatoon, Dave Sim held court at Tramps, which is where I bought my comics at the time. Despite the fact that I have been following the careers of both of those guys for longer than I care to admit, I didn’t attend either event. Turns out, I have nothing to say to the people whose work I admire.