About Phil Fehrenbacher
Phil was born in 1947 and grew up in Portland, Oregon. After a 4-year enlistment in the Army, including 20 months in South Vietnam, he returned to Portland, married his wife Julie and raised three children. For three years, Phil worked in a auto parts warehouse and at night, attended the Advertising Art School. After graduating in 1977 he was able to get a graphic design position with the State of Oregon, and moved his family to Salem. In the 70's and 80's Phil freelanced political cartoons for the Oregonian, Statesman Journal and several weekly local newspapers. In 1986 he had the Best Cartoon in North America awarded by the International Labor Press, for a cartoon published in the Oregon Public Employe. January 2003 Phil retired from the state and began illustrating T-shirts for Harley-Davidson, John Deere, Caterpillar, and micro breweries across the US. Over the years he tried several times to generate a cartoon strip but would put it aside to create artwork that paid the bills. Since last year, time, drive and humorous ideas came together for a subject he identified with...OLD!