Dark Horse Comics Showcases a Legend in the Upcoming The Art of Doug Sneyd


From the press release:


Hundreds of the renowned cartoonist’s Playboy cartoons are now collected in one beautiful and historic volume!

March 2, 2011, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce the publication of The Art of Doug Sneyd. This 248-page book features over 270 celebrated color cartoons rendered by the legendary Doug Sneyd, whose cartoons have appeared in Playboy since September 1964.

The Art of Doug Sneyd features a foreword by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and an introduction by For Better or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston. The book is scheduled for a July 13, 2011, release, making it on sale just in time for the forty-second annual San Diego Comic-Con, the largest comics and cartoon convention in North America.

The Art of Doug Sneyd is available in three formats:

* A standard-edition hardcover priced at $39.99.

* A limited edition packaged in a slipcase with a nine-by-twelve-inch, black-and-white reproduction of a winking bunny line drawing. Doug Sneyd will sign each of the one hundred limited editions, priced at $100.00.

* An ultralimited edition with a nine-by-twelve-inch color original of a Doug Sneyd winking blond in pink. The color original will be housed in a portfolio; the portfolio and book will be packaged in a clamshell box. The ultralimited editions—only thirteen are being offered—are priced at $699.99 each.

Fans and collectors of Sneyd’s Playboy artwork can preorder any of the three editions now. To preorder the regular or limited edition, contact your local comics retailer or bookstore. Those interested in one of the thirteen ultralimited editions should contact Sarah at 503-905-2402.

The book is organized into themes (including Pickups, Hookups, Breakups and Recreation: Bringing the Right Muscles into Play), and Sneyd’s eleven chapter introductions feature anecdotes and personal reflections. He also shares his creative process by including a number of original gag roughs and lead-up pencil and color roughs.

Sneyd’s career as a professional artist began in a garret studio in Montreal, where he painted commissioned portraits; he then moved to Toronto, where he worked as an advertising, magazine, and textbook illustrator. He expanded into syndicated political cartoons and, in 1964, began producing cartoons for Playboy, where a distinct brand of humor has been an important factor in the magazine’s success since 1953.

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful series as The Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.

(Note: Not final cover art.)

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