In this episode we are excited to be joined by the one and only Alex Saviuk. Alex is an accomplished and experienced Phantom artist, and in fact boasts the extraordinary achievement of having worked for the greatest variety of The Phantom publishers of any artist in history! His Phantom credits (both covers and stories) include: Marvel, Egmont, Moonstone, Lightning Strike Comics, Frew, Hermes Press, and even the King Features' syndicated Sunday strip! Over the course of this
It has always been known that artists have assistants and Sy Barry was no exception and some of his assistants went on to become well known. Sy frequently used pencil artists on the strip, working primarily as an inker (although he often drew entire stories when time permitted). Some pencillers and assistants included George Olesen, Joe Giella, Bob Forgione, André LeBlanc and Rich Buckler. Sy Barry himself started off as an assistant for his brother Dan Barry on Flash Gordon.