Cartoonists always have to be ready for ideas to hit.
I was driving somewhere with the kids, listening to the news when I heard “industry insiders are cautiously optimistic.” A lightning bolt hit and I had the above cartoon. What I did not have was anything to write with, so I enlisted my young children’s help.
“OK, let’s help Daddy remember something! ‘Industry outsiders,’ OK? Got it? ‘Industry outsiders.’ Now, what did Daddy want us to remember? Let’s make it a song!”
Of course they had no idea what it meant, and for a while we were in real danger of telephone game-like nonsense, but in the end I got my caption, and the kids thought this was great fun.
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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.