Frank was primarily an editorial cartoonist; he worked for the Des Moines Register in the fifties, and then the LA Times in the sixties. Unfortunately I lose track of his career after that — anyone know what Frank was up to later on?
The Cynic’s Corner was drawn using a fascinating double-line technique. I’ve seen cartoonists employ similar conceits, but Frank Interlandi really used it to great advantage — the cartoons just seem to pop right off the page. Combine that interesting art with the delightfully pungent gag lines and you have to wonder why in the world this is an obscurity.
My guess is that the Register and Tribune Syndicate’s salesmen just didn’t push the feature. Perhaps they though the cartoon series was just a sop to the staff editorial cartoonist and of little consequence. ‘Tis a shame.
The Cynic’s Corner, which was often run as an untitled feature (and the listings in E&P didn’t suggest a name) ran from October 12 1953 until sometime in 1956.