Here’s another very early cartoon of mine.
I remember writing this cartoon vividly. It was a very rare, true bolt-of-lightning, “a-HA!” sort of idea. I wish I could offer more of an explanation, but all I can say is I was thinking about a line graph and that little arrow and BAM!
Most ideas don’t come that way. I tend to require a lot of time staring and reading and staring some more to generate ideas. But I’m always grateful when I get a freebie!
(One more thing – I don’t know why, but the word “apparently” makes this caption work. Seriously. Try taking it out and it’s nowhere near as funny.)
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About the Author: Mark Anderson’s cartoons appear in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Anderson is the creator of the popular cartoon website, Andertoons.com, where he licenses his cartoons for presentations, newsletters and other projects. He blogs at Andertoons cartoon blog.