Sy Barry

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Sy Barry
Born Seymour Barry
Nationality American
Area(s) penciller, inker
Notable works
The Phantom

Seymour "Sy" Barry is an American comic strip artist, best known for his work on The Phantom comic strip, which he drew for three decades.


He attended the School of Industrial Art in New York City beginning 1943.[citation needed]

After completing his studies, he was an inking assistant for his older brother, Dan Barry, who drew the Flash Gordon comic strip. Later, he pencilled the strips from time to time, and he often did uncredited stand-in jobs for his brother.

The Phantom[edit]

Having worked on both Tarzan and Flash Gordon, he went on to draw Lee Falk's adventure comic strip, The Phantom for 33 years from 1962 to 1994, succeeding Ray Moore and Wilson McCoy.[citation needed]

Barry frequently used pencil artists on the strip, working primarily as an inker, though he often drew entire stories when time permitted). Pencillers included George Olesen, Joe Giella, Bob Forgione, André LeBlanc and Carmine Infantino.

Personal life[edit]

Barry retired from the newspaper strip in 1994.[citation needed]