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Published July 13, 1998
"Sorry, it's not the governor, but you still have about three minutes to take advantage of your pre-approved status on an eight-point-four-per-cent-A.P.R. platinum card."
Prison official speaks on telephone to man in electric chair about to be executed.
Tom Cheney was born in Norfolk, Virginia, grew up in northern New York, and now lives in Hawaii. He has been contributing cartoons to The New Yorker since 1978 and, in 1985, received the Scripps-Howard Outstanding Cartoonist Award for his work in magazine cartooning. Cheney's wry drawings often focus on workplace tedium and life's minor daily struggles.