A cartoonist with Playboy magazine since 1964, Doug Sneyd is known world-wide for his distinctive cartoon style and delightfully enticing "Sneyd girls." His full-page color cartoons have been favorites of Playboy readers and also earned him recognition in the National Archives of Canada.
Doug spent the early part of his professional career doing commercial illustration work in Montreal and later in Toronto. This experience gave him the incentive to go freelance, initially working for book and magazine publishers in Canada. He soon added single-panel news cartoons, which appeared in the Toronto Star, Canada's largest circulation newspaper. These were then syndicated, for nearly 20 years, in daily newspapers throughout North America.
While on a business trip to Chicago in the early 1960s, he arranged a meeting with a Playboy editor, who convinced him to join the magazine's growing list of cartoonists. His first full-page color cartoon appeared in the September 1964 issue, and over the years he's had nearly 500 published.
In 2011, Dark Horse Books published The Art of Doug Sneyd, a 248-page hardcover book featuring 270 of his Playboy originals. In 2012, the collection was an Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category. After 2 successful print runs, a softcover edition of The Art of Doug Sneyd was published in 2016.
A second collaboration with Dark Horse Books was released in 2017 - Secret Sneyd: The Undiscovered Cartoons of Doug Sneyd. The 272-page hardcover book features 250 of Doug's favorite loose-style gag roughs from the thousands he's submitted to Playboy over the years.
In addition, Doug 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.
In 1969, Doug moved his family north to Orillia, 80 miles north of Toronto. He works on the third floor of his home-studio overlooking Lake Couchiching in Orillia, made famous as the mythical "Mariposa" by Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock.