“Your reputation precedes you” is one of those phrases you don’t really give a lot of thought. Usually, it surfaces when a person is meeting another and is clearly impressed and maybe a little nervous. But it’s more conversational filler than meaningful dialogue and it’s that quality that usually pops out at the cartoonist in me.
Who else might say it? How can I change it? Can I turn it around on itself?
In this cartoon, I focused on the “precedes” part and thought it would be fun if everyone was expecting a reputation. But for some reason, it was running late. Although, if you have a bad reputation maybe that is to be expected?