Professional cartoonist Mark Anderson, owner of Andertoons, brings readers a new business cartoon each week. He also adds the “backstory” about how he came up with the creative idea behind the cartoon.

For a selection of cartoons you are free to download for use in blogs, presentations and newsletters, go to our Business Cartoons Gallery.

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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.


When in Doubt, Ask the Spouse

We don't call them our better half for nothing. Think you've got a great idea? You might. But just check with your husband, wife, significant other first.


There’s Plenty of Company in “The Trough of Sorrow”

If you're a plucky startup company that has lost its pluck lately, no worries. You're not alone. Consider spinning this difficult time positively, even if that's by giving it a really cool, though somewhat negative, name.


If Dogs Ran Your Small Business

When you have the ability to plop pets into otherwise ordinary business situations, the jokes basically write themselves.

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