Cartoonist Phil Frank Will Be Remembered Today at S.F. Event

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By: E&P Staff

A “celebration” in memory of cartoonist Phil Frank will be held today from noon to 1 p.m. (Pacific time) in San Francisco’s Washington Square Park.

Frank — who died Sept. 12 of brain cancer at the age of 64 — did the “Farley” comic for the San Francisco Chronicle and collaborated on “The Elderberries” comic for Universal Press Syndicate.

Scheduled speakers include Chronicle Editor Phil Bronstein, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, former S.F. Mayor Willie Brown, and others. There will also be entertainment, and people can attend dressed as their favorite “Farley” character.

Today’s event is co-sponsored by the Chronicle and “Friends of Phil,” who include members of the National Cartoonists Society’s Northern California Chapter (chaired by “The Norm” creator Michael Jantze), staffers at the Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco, and others.

To see Frank’s E&P obituary, click here.

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