Frankie Galasso a sports cartoonist since 1987 made his start with the Evening Times of Pawtucket, RI. His work later found it’s way onto the Editorial pages of The Providence Journal. While working two jobs, he would self-syndicate himself into some of the most prominent newspapers in the country, with The Boston Globe and LA Times at the top of the list. His editorial and sports cartoons were picked up by now more than 36 self syndicated and free-lance newspapers. Although most papers took on Frankie’s services for his editorial cartoons and caricatures, he sent out a weekly sports cartoon at no charge in an attempt to revive the great American art form of sports cartooning.
In 1999 Frankie became the regularly featured sports cartoonist for the Providence Journal. That same year he started creating lithograph’s starting with “Memories of McCoy” for the Pawtucket Red Sox, a few weeks later was commissioned by the 1999 Calder Cup Champion Providence Bruins and also that year, took it upon himself, to be the first ever to capture the History of The Rhode Island Reds Hockey Team, a non funded venture of his own. The success of the lithograph resulted in the birth of what is today The Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society with over 600 members.
In 2000, he was picked by the New York Post Sportsweek to be the exclusive sports cartoonist. Since then he has gone on to win several New England Press Awards. He has become one of the youngest inductees selected into his hometown of Cranston, RI’s “ Hall of Fame” for his preservation of sports cartooning, editorial achievements and his charitable works in the community.
He has been frequently asked to be a guest on local sports radio and his cartoons are featured on local NBC channel 10 “Sunday Sports Extra” during the NFL season.
In 2006, Frankie, a musical composer as well, composed and recorded the hit song ‘Come to Papi’ with his band FIVE22 for David Ortiz. The song was used on David Ortiz Night at Fenway Park and has become an internet fan page standard for many Sox fans around the world.
Despite his successes, Frankie prefers to be known as a humble native Rhode Islander/New Englander who works out of his home and supports local charities donating his time and works whenever possible. Some of these charities include Curt Schilling’s Pitch for ALS Foundation, The Boston Liver Foundation, The Jimmy Fund, The Day Kimble Children’s Hospital of Ct., The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Created Wily Mo Pena’s logo for his MOPEACE Foundation
Frankie, until a week ago, lived in his hometown with his mom Eleanora, a life long Red Sox fan who passed away un-expectedly and is now dedicating his run for Presidency of Red Sox Nation in her memory.