List of School of Visual Arts people

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This is a list of notable alumni and instructors of the School of Visual Arts.

Notable alumni[edit]


Cartooning (by decade)[edit]


  • Ross Andru (mid-to-late 1940s) – comic book illustrator and editor for DC and Marvel
  • Mike Esposito (mid-to-late 1940s) – comic book illustrator (inker) DC, Marvel, Archie Comics
  • Ric Estrada (late 1940s) — Cuban American comics artist who worked for companies including DC Comics[6]
  • Bill Gallo (late 1940s) — sports cartoonist and columnist[7]
  • Wally Wood (attended 1948) – creator of MAD, Weird Science, Shock SuspenStories, Daredevil, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Witzend, Power Girl[8]


  • Gene Bilbrew (early 1950s) — cartoonist and "bizarre art" pioneer[9]
  • Steve Ditko (c. 1952) – co-creator of Spider-Man, creator of The Question and others
  • Tom Feelings (early-to-mid-1950s) – pioneering African American cartoonist and children's book artist
  • Stan Goldberg (late 1950s) — longtime artist for Archie Comics
  • Archie Goodwin (mid-1950s) – longtime editor and writer for Marvel and DC
  • Larry Ivie (1950s) — comics artist, writer, and collector who was active in comics fandom in the middle part of the 20th century, described by comics historian Bill Schelly as "the closest thing to an authority on comics that was available in the 1950s."[10]
  • Dick Hodgins Jr. — (early 1950s) cartoonist whose work included illustration, comic strips, and political cartoons
  • Nick Meglin (mid-1950s) — writer, humorist, and artist known for his contributions to Mad[11]
  • Tom Moore (c. 1950) – Archie cartoonist, writer, letterer
  • Joe Sinnott (c. 1950) – longtime Marvel Comics inker
  • Eric Stanton (early 1950s) — underground cartoonist and fetish art pioneer[12]
  • Tony Tallarico (early 1950s) — comic book artist, children's book illustrator, and author[13]


  • Sal Amendola (1969) — DC Comics, Archie Comics. Penciler, inker, writer, production, editor, talent coordinator; primarily known for writing, drawing Batman.
  • Liz Berube (1961) — romance comic artist for DC in the 1970s
  • Herb Trimpe (c. 1960) — comics artist best known as the seminal 1970s artist on The Incredible Hulk and as the first artist to draw for publication the character Wolverine[14]
  • John Verpoorten (early 1960s) — comic book artist and editorial worker best known as Marvel Comics' production manager[15]






Computer art[edit]

Film and video[edit]

Fine arts[edit]

Graphic design[edit]

  • Gail Anderson – partner at Anderson Newton Design; faculty at SVA; former senior art director of Rolling Stone
  • Jimmy DiResta – maker, graphic designer
  • Todd Radom – designer of logos for professional sports teams and leagues
  • Rus Yusupov – graphic and visual designer; Internet entrepreneur; co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia apps




Visual narrative[edit]

  • Louisa Bertman – illustrator, animated shorts, animated gifs, film, computer art, visual narrative


Notable faculty[edit]


Art history[edit]


Fine arts[edit]

Graphic design[edit]




MFA computer art[edit]


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