Friday, September 14, 2007

San Francisco Peninsula Press Club: Farley creator Phil Frank dies

The Chron reports that Farley cartoon creator Phil Frank, whose retirement was announced a few days ago, died this morning. He was 64. Frank, a longtime resident of Sausalito, had been ill for months with a brain tumor, the Chron says.

The obit notes that when Frank announced his retirement, cards, letters and e-mails poured in, wishing him well, complimenting him on his work, and offering prayers for his recovery. Before he died, Frank wrote this thank-you note to readers. And here are some comments readers left after word of his death was posted at

His alter ego was a newspaper reporter and sometime park ranger named Farley (left), the central character in his "Farley" comic strip that he once described as "really a horizontal column, documenting the life and times of the characters in the Bay Area." The Chronicle says it was the only local comic strip in the country.

Farley creator Phil Frank dies

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