Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson’s cartoons appear in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Harvard Business Review, Good Housekeeping, and Forbes.

Anderson is the creator of the popular cartoon website,, where he licenses his cartoons for presentations, newsletters and other projects.

The cartoonist also creates custom cartoons for companies looking to associate his gentle wit with their products and brands.

He blogs at: Andertoons Cartoon Blog.

He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, son, daughter, dog, cats, and numerous dust bunnies.


When In Doubt, Grin and Bear It

Drawing a blank as a cartoonist isn't really an option. In those situations, you have to draw what you know.


Less is More – More or Less

Ever had your words twisted or have you ever encountered words and phrases that have you twisted? Read on ...


This Thanksgiving Cartoon is a Real Turkey

There really aren't any Thanksgiving carols. It's not a big holiday for greeting cards, either. And there's a dearth of punchlines, too. And the ones that do exist are as overdone as the bird in the middle of the table.

rootin tootin cartoon

Rootin’ Tootin’ Business Cartoon

How many times does a cowboy inspire a business cartoon? In this case, the images just "leapt" out at cartoonist Mark Anderson.


Is Your Sales Graph Also a Hummable Tune?

No offense to Stan Getz, but when your sales figures resemble the soothing monotony of The Girl from Ipanema, it may be time to shake things up a bit.


Saving One For the Right Occasion

Good business people know having an ace up their sleeve is important. Knowing when to play that card can bring in big rewards.


Humpty Dumpty Channels Zig Ziglar?

As a small business owner, you've come to realize that no matter how much help surrounds you, there comes a time when rolling up your sleeves and getting it done yourself is the only way.


Presentation Really Is Everything

If your small business is suffering from lagging numbers, perhaps a fresh look at some tired data will give you a new outlook on things.


Jargon Overload Will Limit Your Audience to This Guy

When you write, is it with the purpose of truly making yourselves understood? Or are you just using the buzzwords and slogans you believe your audience wants to hear? In business writing, it's especially important to communicate effectively. So leave your jargon at the door.


A Nice Little Turn of Phrase

Sometimes inspiration is spelled out before you in black-and-white. And when it does, it's best to just run with it.

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