Friday, March 02, 2012

Playboy Cartoonist Doug Sneyd Profile

Maclean's has a profile of longtime Playboy cartoonist Doug Sneyd titled "Hef's Bosom Buddy," written by Nicholas Kohler

“The cartoons helped really define the personality of Playboy, as much as any other element, really,” Hefner says. Jules Feiffer, Shel Silverstein, Erich Sokol—all flourished under Hef and Winnipeg-born Michelle Urry, Playboy’s veteran cartoon editor until her death in 2006. “For a long time she was buying better stuff than The New Yorker, especially as the great old era of The New Yorker faded,” says Arnold Roth, a former Playboy cartoonist who, at 82, still appears in The New Yorker. Now the artists of Playboy’s heyday too are mostly dead or faded, and perhaps only the darkly whimsical Gahan Wilson has published there longer than Sneyd. “Sneyd is one of those features you assume will always be there,” says Joe Kilmartin, manager of Toronto’s Comic Book Lounge & Gallery. “The biggest secret about Doug is that he’s Canadian.”

The article is here.

Check out Doug Sneyd's Blog for more about his book THE ART OF DOUG SNEYD and signing appearances.

1 comment:

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