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Published November 11, 1991
"Good news, Mr. Vanderfirth. We've traced your lineage back to a woman who lived in East Africa two hundred thousand years ago."
Man in genealogy office at desk to client. Refers to recent scientific discovery.
Robert Mankoff sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker in 1977, and has been the cartoon editor at The New Yorker since 1997. He is the author of The Naked Cartoonist: A New Way to Enhance Your Creativity and the editor of the best-selling Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker. Mankoff lives in Hastings, New York with his wife and daughter.