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artist , educator , writer

Sal John Amendola, Italian artist, educator, writer. Member National Cartoonist Society (professional committee 1987), Society Ilustrators, Arts & Letters Council, David S. Wyman Institute Holocaust Studies.

Background

Amendola, Sal John was born on March 8, 1948 in Fiumefreddo, Calabria, Italy. Came to the United States, 1948. Son of Joseph and Mary (Amendola) Amendola.

Education

3-year certified, School Visual Arts, 1966—1969. Bachelor of Fine Arts, School Visual Arts, 2004. Master of Fine Arts Illustration, School Visual Arts, 2006.

Career

Amendola started his comics career in 1969, drawing stories for editor Dick Giordano's The Witching Hour, and becoming Giordano's assistant editor in 1970. At DC, Amendola worked in the production department, where he did coloring, inking, lettering, and page headings. He provided artwork on such features as "Green Arrow" in Action Comics and "John Carter, Warlord of Mars" in Weird Worlds.

He drew spot illustrations for an Aquaman text story in Super DC Giant #S-26 (July-August 1971). Amendola drew the Batman story "Night of the Stalker!" in Detective Comics #439 (Feb-March 1974) which was scripted by Steve Englehart. Amendola left DC for Marvel Comics in 1972, where, as an associate editor, he worked on letters pages, coloring, and backgrounds.

Unhappy at Marvel, Amendola soon returned to DC and drew Batman again. Amendola eventually became an editor and talent coordinator at DC, where he stayed until 1986. He edited the New Talent Showcase and Elvira's House of Mystery titles.

He inked Curt Swan's pencils on the comic book adaptation of Superman III in 1983. Amendola was one of the artists on World's Finest Comics #300 (Feb 1984). In the mid-1970s, Amendola wrote and drew for Archie Comics and has done storyboard art for movies.

Amendola began teaching at New York's School of Visual Arts in 1974, and later at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. In 1988, he joined the faculty of the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Works

Membership

Member National Cartoonist Society (professional committee 1987), Society Ilustrators, Arts & Letters Council, David S. Wyman Institute Holocaust Studies.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: science, politics, foreign languages.

Connections

father:
Joseph Amendola

mother:
Mary (Amendola) Amendola