Monday, November 20, 2017

Comics: School of Industrial Art’s Cartoonists, 1939–1960


The School of Industrial Art (SIA) was founded in 1936. In 1960 SIA announced the change of its name to the High School of Art and Design. The first SIA yearbook was published in 1942. Yearbooks can be viewed here.


CLASS OF 1939

Al Plastino


CLASS OF 1942

William Molno





















John Styga 
















CLASS OF 1943

John Belfi





















Carmine Infantino






















CLASS OF 1944


Jack Abel
“No Tyrone Power
or Clark Gable.
But he’s ready,
willing and able.”















Charles Grandenetti















Ezra Jackson

















CLASS OF 1945

Rocco Mastroserio

















Selma Meyers

















Joseph Orlando

















Peter Pandolfi

















Gaspar Saladino

















August Scotto

















Frank Loffredo might be Loffredo in Who’s Who of American Comic Books 1928–1999


CLASS OF 1946


Seymour Barry



















Robert Hirsch














Jacob Katz (no photograph; listed in senior directory)

Seymour Moskowitz (no photograph; listed in senior directory)

Alvaro Scaduto
















Alexander Toth















Morris Waldinger















William Weltman (no photograph; listed in senior directory)


CLASS OF 1947


John D’Agostino
















Hal Fromm


















John Romita


















Herbert Tauss

















CLASS OF 1948

Sidney Check
















Joseph P. Gagliardi


Leonard Herman




CLASS OF 1949

Stanley Goldberg and here














Eugene Russo might be Russo in Who’s Who of American Comic Books 1928–1999


CLASS OF 1950


Ernest Colon















James Infantino















CLASS OF 1951

Lionel J. Dillon














Angelo Torres














CLASS OF 1952

no cartooning course


CLASS OF 1953



































CLASS OF 1954

Victor Moscoso






















CLASS OF 1955

Colin Allen (far left) begins as cartooning instructor




CLASS OF 1956

Ralph Bakshi






















CLASS OF 1957

Sheldon Brodsky






















CLASS OF 1958

Victor Gorelick





















John Verpoorten (no photograph; listed on Camera Shy page) 





CLASS OF 1959

Neal Adams




CLASS OF 1960

last yearbook of the School of Industrial Art


CLASS OF 1961

first yearbook of the High School of Art and Design


CLASS OF 1962

Famous Last Words
Colin Allen: You can come back at 3:15.


CLASS OF 1963

Administration
Famous Last Words
Alvin Hollingsworth: Soon we’ll all be selling frankfurters on Second Ave. 

Harry Blumfield






















CLASS OF 1964

Marvin Wolfman (undergraduate) 


















CLASS OF 1965

Colin Allen, staff

















Alvin Hollingsworth, staff

















Bernard Krigstein, staff

















Arthur I. Spiegelman






















CLASS OF 1966

Staff
Colin Allen, Alvin Hollingsworth, Bernard Krigstein


CLASS OF 1967

Faculty
Charles [Colin] Allen, Alvin Hollingsworth, Bernard Krigstein


CLASS OF 1968

Faculty
Charles [Colin] Allen (final year at school), Alvin Hollingsworth, Bernard Krigstein 


CLASS OF 1969

Faculty
Alvin Hollingsworth, Bernard Krigstein 


Class year unknown or did not graduate
Valerie Barclay (classmate with Allen Bellman)
Ernest Bache

Allen Bellman and here (classmate with Valerie Barclay)
Frank Bolle
Solomon Brodsky
Nick Cardy (classmate with Al Plastino)
Bernard Case
Jon D’Agostino

Frank Giacoia (classmate with Belfi, Kane and Infantino; dropped out to work full-time)
Joe Giella (classmate with Gaspar Saladino)
Raymond Gill
Alfonso Greene

Gil Kane (classmate with Belfi, Giacoia and Infantino; dropped out to work full-time)
Rudy Lapick
Peter Morisi
Martin Rosenheck
Joseph Michael Roy
Al Scaduto
Mike Sekowsky
Emilio Squeglio
Chic Stone
Martin Thall
Albert William Tyler aka Alberto Pugluico

John Buscema graduated from the High School of Music and Art. Who’s Who of American Comic Books 1928–1999 said he graduated from SIA.




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