Meeting Frazetta and Sneyd

Last weekend, I exhibited at the WizardWorld Philadelphia Comic Con and I would like to share two meetings which I found to be nothing short of awesome.

The first is Doug Sneyd (pictured below). If I can pull off a career as awesome as his, I will have considered myself a success. Mr. Sneyd’s work is some of the most iconic comic art one can imagine, gracing the pages of Playboy Magazine for the past 50 years! It was one of the few times I have been star-struck by an artist. It was also one of the first times I considered throwing down a few hundred dollars on an original piece of art (at a comic convention, that is). And if that were not enough, he even asked for MY advice on how to fund a web comic he created! It’s unfortunate I couldn’t give him any sound advice on that front.

The second (and third) is Bill and Danielle Frazetta, Frank Frazetta’s son and grand-daughter. While I can’t say I had any extended conversations with these two, it was nevertheless an experience to have been in the presence of Frazetta’s blood. Yes, I am that geeky. I absolutely love Frazetta’s work and to have actually met his kin is a memory I certainly hope I don’t forget.

More comic conventions coming this way: Baltimore Comic-Con, and SPX!

Playboy cartoonist Doug Sneyd and I at WizardWorld Philadelphia June 2, 2013

Playboy cartoonist Doug Sneyd and I at WizardWorld Philadelphia
June 2, 2013


Axtellustration is Jason E. Axtell, an educator and graphic illustrator from Virginia. His work combines sequential art, illustration, graphic design, and painting. Jason’s credits include the comic adaptation of the Family Guy cartoon series by Devil’s Due Publishing, and Colorist for various comics and graphic novels including “Mr. Big,” “Wild Ocean,” and "Colonial Comics." He self-published “The Strange Fungus In Mr. Winslow,” as well as “Strays ‘N Gates,” a collection of the serialized comic strip originally published by Savannah Morning News. Jason continues to instruct courses in Art Foundations, Graphic design, and Media Arts & Animation.

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