October 25, 2014

Let Me Do All The Talking

conference business cartoon

This is a pretty good joke. Not great, not bad, but pretty good. You’ve got your standard phrase with a funny scene and sort of a “well, of course” gag. And it sells, which in the end is really what you’re looking for. But it’s also one of those cartoons where I like to imagine the scene immediately after the scene we’re presented.

Think about it. A room full of people who are apparently waiting to hear what this guy has to say, and then he walks in with a ventriloquist dummy. Does he give a funny presentation? Does he do it straight? Does he acknowledge the oddness of what’s happening, or does he present this as perfectly normal?

And as much as you’d think I should know what happens (I created it after all), I don’t. But I’d really like to find out.

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Mark Anderson


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website, Andertoons.com.

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