How to Confuse Co-workers

This cartoon is kind of a stretch, and I’m OK admitting that.

I don’t remember where I heard “throwing his voice,” but it’s a pretty short walk to “throwing his invoice,” and I scribbled the idea down.

The problem was, it wasn’t an obvious gag graphically, so, loathe as I am to do it, I had to go for the speech balloon and caption combo.

I think it turned out OK, and the expression on the guy on the right helps, but sometimes you just have to draw them up and see what happens.

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Mark Anderson, professional cartoonist

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,, where he licenses his cartoons for presentations, newsletters and other projects. He blogs at Andertoons cartoon blog.


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,

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  1. Did I hear an inVoice saying ka-ching?! 😉

  2. Mark, I think it’s just too quiet around here this weekend — everybody is recovering from turkey coma in the U.S. Hence not many comments yet. 🙂


  3. I am not in America, but I had a dish with turkey on Friday. This evening I had chili & a Margarita at Texas Long Horn restaurant in Gothenburg, Sweden.

  4. I LOVE chili! Martin, if you’re ever out this way, lemme know. I’ll cook up a pot!

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  6. Mark: Thanks for the invitation! Where are you located? I will come and visit you. I am planning to visit some other cartoonists. John Cox & Allen Forkum.

    I enjoyed the chili yesterday, but I did a mistake and poured Mad Dog’s Revenge Habanero and Chile Extract on it… 😉 It has a Scoville rating of 1,000,000. For a comparison, Tabasco sauce has about 50,000 on the “hotness” scale. I am a so called “chilehead”! 🙂

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