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Encyclopedia > Sy Barry
Sy Barry at the drawing table.
Sy Barry at the drawing table.

Seymour "Sy" Barry, born in 1928, was a comic strip artist. On Junior High School, a teacher advised him to give a shot at High School of Art and Design in New York. Among thousands of candidates, Sy was one of the hundred who got a place on the school in 1943. Image File history File links Sybarry. ... Image File history File links Sybarry. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Look up artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The High School of Art and Design is a Career and Technical Education high school located at 1075 Second Avenue, between 56th and 57th Streets in Manhattan, New York City, New York. ...


When he was finished with his studies, Sy got to work as an assistant for his older brother, Dan Barry. Dan was responsible for the Flash Gordon comic strip, and Sy worked on the strip as an inker. After having this job for a while, he was even to allowed to pencil the strips from time to time, and he often did uncredited stand-in jobs for Dan. There are two individuals named Dan Berry. The cartoonist Daniel Barry Daniel Barry, November 7, 1923- January 1997 was a cartoonist. ... Flash Gordon is a science fiction comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond, first published on January 7, 1934. ...


The Phantom

The Phantom, drawn by Sy Barry.
The Phantom, drawn by Sy Barry.

Having worked on both Tarzan and Flash Gordon, he went on to draw the world's most successfull adventure comic strip, The Phantom for 33 years from 1962 to 1994, succeeding Ray Moore and Wilson McCoy. Sy is credited for giving the Phantom his modern look, which have not changed since he took over the steering wheel on the strip. Creator Lee Falk liked his drawing style so much that he quickly decided to modernize the entire comic strip, giving Bengalla a black President and the Jungle Patrol a black colonel. Image File history File links Sy_Barry_Phantom. ... Image File history File links Sy_Barry_Phantom. ... James H. Pierce and Joan Burroughs Pierce starred in the 1932-34 Tarzan radio series Tarzan, a character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1914 novel Tarzan of the Apes, and then in twenty-three sequels. ... The Phantom is an American comic strip created by Lee Falk (also creator of Mandrake the Magician), recounting the adventures of the titular costumed crime-fighter. ... Ray Moore Ray Moore was the co-creator, together with Lee Falk and first artist on what would grow to become the worlds most popular adventure comic strip, The Phantom. ... Wilson McCoy is the second artist on the (still running) The Phantom comic strip. ... Don Newtons cover to The Phantom #74 featuring the Phantom of 1776. ...


Sy frequently used pencil artists on the strip, working primarily as an inker (although he often drew entire stories when time permit it), like George Olesen, Joe Giella, Bob Forgione, Andre LeBlanc, and Carmine Infantino. George Olesen is best known for his work as a penciller on popular comic strip The Phantom. ... Joe Giella (born 27 June 1928, Manhattan, New York City) is an American comic book artist best known as a DC Comics inker during the Silver Age of comic books. ... Carmine Infantino (born May 24, 1925, Brooklyn, New York City) is an American comic book artist and editor who was a major force in the Silver Age of Comic Books. ...


At the height of their popularity, Lee Falk and Sy Barry's Phantom stories were read by over a 100 million people every day, in newspapers as well as comic books. His stories are still irregularly published in countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Australia, in comic books or hardcover collections.


Personal life

Tired with the stressing deadlines he constantly had to face, Barry retired from the newspaper strip in 1994. He now use most of his time to develop his painting skills, and likes to do landscape painting. He have also painted the Phantom several times, and some of his motives have been used as covers for Phantom comics around the world. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


He currently resides in Long Island with his wife Simmy. The couple have three children together.


Among his recent appearances and meeting with fans, was his trip to Scandinavia in 2001, where he met Norwegian and Swedish fans at several comic book conventions, and an appearance at the 2005 San Diego Comic Con. Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe. ... Comic-Con International is an annual comic book convention held in San Diego, California. ...


References

  • Strickler, Dave. Syndicated Comic Strips and Artists, 1924-1995: The Complete Index. Cambria, CA: Comics Access, 1995. ISBN 0-9700077-0-1.

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