"I smelled smoke and decided it was important for me to get out before everyone else."
man says to firefighters after building has burned down
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.