Thursday, March 24, 2016

Virginia Irvin, October 9, 1917-March 24, 2009

Remembering Molly's mother, Virginia Irvin.

                                    A sketch of Molly by Virginia from 1957

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Phil Frank exhibit at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is currently hosting the exhibit 
Travels with Phil: The Art of Cartoonist Phil Frank.

                         A life–size Bronze statue (lent by the Sausalito Art Festival)

Phil Frank was a much beloved cultural figure in the San Francisco bay area. A cartoonist and Marin county history buff ( He was a history curator for the Bolinas Museum and The Sausalito Historical Research Center is named in his honor ) his comic strip Farley appeared exclusively in the San Francisco Chronicle from 1985 until his death at the age of 64 in 2007.

A recreation of his Sausalito studio

The Farley strip originally began in 1975 as a nationally syndicated strip, Travels with Farley, until Frank made the unusual decision to switch to all local San Francisco focus. 

The exhibit has examples of other strips by Frank including the syndicated features Miles to Go and The Elderberries as well as his Fritz Crackers strips for the local MarinScope.

Fritz Crackers

Beyond the works of comic art, the MMoCA show also presents Frank’s assemblages, paintings and sketches.

 Cartoons from True West magazine

The exhibit runs until April 10th.