Published June 6, 2011
"Let's take this one step at a time. First, somebody is going to have to catch the fish."
An old waiter taking the orders of a couple at a rundown seafood restaurant tells them that the fish they ordered must be caught first before they can proceed. An angry-looking fisherman holding a pail and a fishing rod prepares to go out into the rain.
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Frank Cotham was educated at the University of Memphis and went on to join the production department at WHBQ-TV. In 1986, when “the other guy” in the art department quit, Cotham followed suit and decided he’d give full-time cartooning a try. He has been a cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1993.