Life of Sy

Let’s try to boil down a lifetime of experience into just a few paragraphs. Here we go!

As many of you may already know, Sy 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. According to Sy, he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t holding a pencil in his hand and attempting a sketch! As a little-known fact, he can recall a drawing that he submitted in a grade school drawing competition that won him honors. The drawing actually went on to be displayed at the The City of New York Museum of Art for several weeks.