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.”