Frankie Galasso Cartoonist

Contact Frank Galasso at frankgalasso@frankgalasso.com

 

On November 30, 2004 Frank appeared on YES Network Magazine

for his preservation of the wonderful American art form of Sports Cartooning.

 

click below for the video

YES Network Magazine

(11mb download)

 

Click here For A Providence Journal Story:

"Poster pays homage to a Rhode Island treasure"

By S. ROBERT CHIAPPINELLI
Journal Staff Writer

About Frankie Galasso The People's Cartoonist!

 

Sports pages, editorials, entertainment sections, Television and Radio Weekly features along with your favorite pro sports fan sites, I'm honored to be gaining millions of fans nationwide and abroad. And if I'm not in a daily newspaper in your town, You can find my work daily on the internet on such fan sites bostondirtdogs.com and Patsfans.com along with a list of others found on my homepage.

 

Though hard work and determination, I have become one of the premier sports cartoonists in the country.  I started syndicating myself back in 1997 and syndicated myself into over 30 newspapers and each week I produce not only daily sports cartoons for publications and fan-sites, but also editorial cartoons and in the past  business cartoons for publications such as the Boston Business Journal and Providence Business News.

 

Aside form being one of the few remaining 'true sports cartoonist" in the country my caricatures of people in the news have become know nationally and have appeared on editorial pages such as the Los Anglos Times and The Boston Globe.  Clients subscribing to his weekly services will receive  4 - 5 sports cartoons per week, up to 3 Editorial cartoons per week and caricatures of people in the news as news develops. I'm always thinking of the next news story and you'll also receive my full color News Illustrations fresh and ready for the hottest news topics.

 

My main objective is to give the client 'The most sort after cartoons and illustrations'  at a price any publication or website can afford. Write to me for more info at: frankgalasso@frankgalasso.com

 

I would be honored to be a part of your media service!

 

Complete Biography

 

In September of 1987, Frank Galasso’s dream of being a sports cartoonist came to fruition when his very first cartoon appeared in the Evening Times of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Terry Nau, Sports Editor of the Evening Times, was willing to give him “a shot’ based on what he saw in Frank’s work and his memories of the days when sports cartoonists were the “Stars of the Newspapers”.  Well, the shot paid off, but it would still be a long road ahead. The readers responded but some major papers were hesitant, so to establish a name for himself, Frank started doing Editorial cartoons in 1991 and immediately saw success in that area. He especially excelled with his very unique style of Caricatures of people in the news which made their way onto the pages of the Boston Globe and LA Times to name a few.

 

Frank at Yankee Stadium for Yogi Berra Day

to present his commemorative poster.

In 1992, Frankie’s editorials became a regular part of the Providence Journal editorial pages and in 1997, Frankie took a part-time job in the Journal’s newsroom. Working in the newsroom, the photo department and later the sports department would as he puts it “taught me every inch of the newspaper business” which he his applied in making his own syndicate successful.

 

Yes, by 1996, he started syndicating his work out on his own, and within weeks, he had worked his way into 36 newspapers throughout the Northeast and across the country.

 

Now back to the sports cartoons…as Frankie was sending out his editorials and caricatures and also providing business cartoons for the Providence Business News and the Boston Business Journal, once per week, for fun, he’d send out a ‘sports cartoon’. One week he missed, and the the phone started ringing. The editors were asking "where’s the sports cartoon?”  Sport cartoons were officially back!

 

Starting in 1999, Frankie became the regularly featured sports cartoonist for the Providence Journal and the cartoons were being run in most of his 36 syndicated newspapers. Along the way, he started creating lithograph’s and in 1999 was very busy, starting with “Memories Of McCoy” for the Pawtucket Red Sox,  just a few weeks later was commissioned to do a  commemorative litho for the 1999 Calder cup Champion Providence Bruins. On July 18 of that same year, Frankie was honored to present a “Tribute to Yogi Berra” to Yogi himself on Yogi Berra day at Yankee Stadium, and by the end of 1999 he released his first non commissioned lithograph “The History of the Rhode Island Reds” which featured fond memories of the old Rhode Island Auditorium. The success of this litho resulted in the Birth of the Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society which today has over 500 members! Other lithograph's include the History of Rocky Point, Oakland Beach, Ted Williams and many more that can be found on this website. The year 2000 saw him as the sports cartoonist for the New York Posts’ Sportsweek as well, bringing his work to national attention on a regular basis.

 

Frankie has presented his works, cartoons and caricatures to such celebrities as Tommy LaSorda, Willard Scott, Lee Smith, Willie Stargell, Salty Brine, CCRI’s legendary coach Vin Cullen and the Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman to name a few. He has become a local staple and hailed as ‘the new Frank Lanning” after the great Journal sports cartoonist of over 40 years.

 

Frankie has won several New England Press Awards and is a frequent guest on local sports radio shows. He has also appeared on YES Network Magazine for his preservation of the wonderful American art form of sports cartooning, which was fading for many years but now is on the revival. Frankie resides in his native Rhode Island along with his mother and presently helps local charities whenever possible, loves anything retro and is recording his own full length CD of Pop Rock tunes he has written.

 

Frank Galasso at a Lithograph Signing