Sal Amendola

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Sal Amendola
Born 1948
Italy
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Inker, Letterer, Colourist

Sal Amendola (born 1948 in Italy) is an Italian-American comic book artist and teacher primarily known for his association with DC Comics.

Career[edit]

Amendola artwork from Superman #239 (June–July 1971).

Amendola started his comics career in 1969, drawing stories for editor Dick Giordano's The Witching Hour, and becoming Giordano's assistant editor in 1970.[1] At DC, Amendola worked in the production department, where he did coloring, inking, lettering, and page headings. He provided artwork on such series as Batman, Green Arrow, and John Carter, Warlord of Mars,.

Amendola left DC for Marvel Comics in 1972, where, as an associate editor, he worked on letters pages, coloring, and backgrounds. Unhappy at Marvel,[2] Amendola soon returned to DC, where he drew Batman again. Amendola eventually became an editor and talent coordinator at DC, where he stayed until 1986. He inked Curt Swan's pencils on the comic book adaptation of Superman III in 1983. Amendola was one of the artists on the 300th issue of World's Finest Comics in February 1984.[3]

In the mid-1970s, Amendola wrote and drew for Archie comics; he has also done storyboard art for movies. Amendola began teaching at New York's School of Visual Arts in 1974, and later on at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art.[1] In 1988, he joined the faculty of the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Bibliography[edit]

Amendola's comics work (interior art)[4] includes:

DC Comics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sal Amendola" Comiclopedia
  2. ^ Rozakis, Bob. "In Search of... Sal Amendola," It's BobRo, the Answer Man (June 18, 2001). Retrieved August 18, 2008.
  3. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 206. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "In the tradition of DC's anniversary editions, World's Finest Comics #300 was an extra-length issue contributed to by a variety of comic book talent. Written by David Anthony Kraft, Mike W. Barr, and Marv Wolfman, and illustrated by Ross Andru, Mark Texeira, Sal Amendola, and George Pérez." 
  4. ^ Sal Amendola at the Grand Comics Database