Sy Barry

Sy Barry was born March 12, 1928 in New York City. Although his body of work spans seven decades, Sy is probably best known for his work on The Phantom comic strip, which he illustrated for over 30 years.

After completing his studies, his first freelance job was for Famous Funnies. Then it was on to DC comics, Marvel Comics, Ziff Davis Publications, Hillman Publications, and Lev Gleason Publications. Some of the titles he worked on included Strange Adventures, Action Comics, Detective Comics, Young Romances, Girls Romances, Crime Does Not Pay, and more. In addition to his significant contribution to comics, he also collaborated on a series of advertising pamphlets and children’s books.