As you undoubtedly know by now, San Francisco lost one of its most legendary voices last week. Phil Frank’s “Farley” cartoons graced the Chronicle’s pages for over 30 years. One of the great things about “Farley” was the extensive and developed cast of characters.They represented–and parodied–all types of San Franciscans, from the title character quite (possibly the world’s only newspaper reporter/park ranger … though we suppose Kerouac in “Desolation Peak” comes close) to the various mayors (Feinstein to Newsom) to the family of bears who were die-hard Giants fans and … ran a restaurant called the Fog City Dumpster (there’s the food relevance!).
He will be missed.
Phil Frank dies - cartoonist who captured spirit of Bay Area [SFGate]