Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Sy Barry!

Tomorrow, March 12, 2010 is Sy Barry's 82nd birthday.
I hope you'd like to join me (by adding a comment to this post) in wishing Sy all the best.
Above is a little drawing I did  for Sy's 80th Birthday Celebration  which was held at Sardi's in New York, and sponsored by The Friends of the Phantom. Below is a photo of Sy looking at my drawing and thinking "Sal... who?" ;-)
Following is a drawing included by Lars Johansson in his comment to this post.


  1. Happy Birthday Sy! I wish you all the best. Thank you for all these wonderful reading moments and for all the dreams! Your amazing work will stay forever and will continue to amaze future generations. God bless you!

  2. Happy Birthday Sy! Your work has influenced countless artists and will continue to do so for years and years to come. Many happy returns!!

  3. Sy -
    The Phantom meant a lot to me when I grew up. A lot of great artists have worked on the strip and the comic books, but to me, you're the REAL artist!
    Happy birthday!

    P.S. It was a pleasure meeting you - albeit very briefly - in Gothenburg back in 2001. The circumstances were very strange, of course; attending the bookfair days after 9/11...


    I hope you have a good time today, and that you have another healthy year.

    I've always liked your comics, especially your early Phantom-art, so here's a small tribute to your art: your Phantom, coloured by me.

    ( forgive the amateurish colour-job, it's an early attempt of mine)


    -Lars Johansson, Sweden