Understandably, Sy doesn't travel a great deal these days. However, by marking his 9th decade by attending his local New York convention, the inspirational artist provided countless phans with the moment of a lifetime.
Sy did not actually do any drawing at the event, preferring to spend time speaking to phans. His art was available for sale though, with original Sunday artwork, wedding prints and pre-drawn images available. Sy also happily signed for phans, personalising artwork and even Frew comic books. He did accept some commissions to be completed after the Con.
Speaking after the event, Sy could not have been happier with the day. "The Con was a HUGE success! I was honored to be chosen as a panelist alongside Joe Giella and Romona Kaufman (Brenda Starr) at a talk about the Golden Age of Comics, and I was delighted to have a chance to mingle with phans”.
As you can see from the gallery below, the Big Apple Comic Con became something of a Barry family affair with many members of Sy's extended clan turning out to join with him on the day, and sharing photos with us via social media.
For those who were unable to make it to New York for the big event, you can contact Sy through his website to purchase original art and request commissions.