My wife gets this one, and that’s a good sign.
Occasionally I’ll do a cartoon on a more obscure or specific idea, like carpal tunnel syndrome, and that’s when I ask my wife “do you get this?”
My wife is a great writer, and good humor editor, but she’s not a pop culture fan, political junkie, or sports aficionado. She’s pretty much right in the middle of the zeitgeist road, and that makes her perfect for judging whether or not the general populace will get a gag.
Of course, I still retain veto power, but for the most part, she’s right. (Nobody show her this. Please!)
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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.