Every artist has to struggle for his or her work. And Lisa Frank—the artist behind vivid, loud images of unicorns jumping over rainbows and penguins locked in an embrace—is no exception. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater has given Frank a biopic that details the school-supply artist’s success story.
The piece covers Frank’s struggle through art school, her discovery of the school folder as a canvas for art, her quest for creative freedom, and the task of beating Ed Hardy in folder sales.
Frank’s rise to fame through UCBT is an emotional, inspiring tale that may be best summarized by the line: “Before I met you, I never thought about whether penguins can hug.”