On January 30, 2016 fans and friends explored the work of Sausalito cartoonist, writer and historian Phil Frank whose lively wit and playful political commentary kept us laughing at the antics of local politicians and notorious Sausalitans. The event quickly sold out and there was standing room only on the day of the event!
They expected a few surprises as the evening program takes a look at Phil’s political cartoons about Sausalito, film clips of Phil discussing his work, and on-stage interviews with some of Phil’s friends and colleagues.
This special public event was co-sponsored by the Sausalito Woman’s Club, the Sausalito Historical Society and the Sausalito Public Library. Any proceeds benefitted the Sausalito Historical Society and the Sausalito Library. No-host bar and small bites from the SWC Farley Bar.
Comics, Cartoons, and Funny Papers: The Rube Goldberg, Phil Frank, and Gus Arriola Archives at Bancroft
September 26-February 2014 The Bancroft Library Gallery, UC Berkeley
Phil Frank's long-running cartoon strips Travels with Farley and Farley have recently joined the drawings of Rube Goldberg, one of UC Berkeley's best-known alumni, and Gus Arriola, creator of the ever popular Gordo strip, at The Bancroft Library. In addition to the work of these cartoonists, the exhibit will feature comics by underground artist Dan O'Neill, creator of Odd Bodkins, and Lou Grant, editorial cartoonist for the Oakland Tribune from 1954 to 1986. The show highlighted both the topical and timless nature of the cartoon, one of the oldest forms of visual art known to mankind.
In 2012 an exhibit around Phil's work entitled FRITZ (THE COMIC WIT OF PHIL FRANK) CRACKERS was displayed in Sausalito. Phil Frank's comic strip Fritz Crackers was published weekly in the Marinscope newspaper from 1977 to 1984 where it gently lampooned the local scene. This exhibit invites you to explore not only the hilarious Fritz Crackers comic strip, but also encourages you to discover the man behind the humor.
This exhibit was located in the newly renovated Exhibition Gallery on the second floor of Sausalito's City Hall at 420 Litho Street. The exhibition was open to the public through Labor Day.
We enjoyed a reception at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum to celebrate an exhibition of Phil Frank's work, including the Beach Blanket Babylon-inspired Hearts in San Francisco heart which was recently donated by Beach Blanket Babylon producer Jo Schuman Silver.
The heart, sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle, was part of the city-wide art installation and fundraiser project benefiting San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.
Saturday, March 29th from 2 to 4 pm at the Sausalito Bay Model - Philabration - Sausalito's tribute to Phil Frank.
The event which was organized and funded by the Sausalito Women's Club,
Antenna Theater, the Bay Model, Friends of Phil, Rotary Club of
Sausalito, Sausalito Art Festival and Sausalito City Council coincided
with his birthday and special exhibits included a collection of 60
t-shirts designed by Phil over the years, a tower of cupcakes and
memory books. The turnout was great, over 900 cupcakes were eaten, live
music and much laughter was heard. Peet's coffee served "Farley" blend
and members from the MG club were present with beautiful cars.
Saturday, September 9, 2006: Pioneer Yosemite History Center in Wawona, Yosemite National Park
was the featured speaker at the Yosemite Association's 31st annual
members' meeting. He signed copies of his books, including the newest
Farley compendium, Eat, Drink & Be Hairy as well as the classic Fur and Loafing in Yosemite.
He offered a selection of original drawings of the classic Yosemite
cartoons - each was matted and signed to sell for $250. Net proceeds
will support the Yosemite Association's programs and services. In
addition, the drawings which accompanied his talk were auctioned off at
a live auction.