I was mowing the lawn one day and a woman was walking her collie past our house. I remember thinking about that old Lassie cliche “What’s that, boy? Timmy fell in the well?!”
So I started playing with other things that Lassie might tell her owners:
“What’s that boy? Timmy’s perfectly fine in every way?!”
“What’s that boy? You’re tired of constantly telling us about Timmy?!”
“What’s that boy? ‘Bark, bark, bark?!’?
A few days later I was reading the paper and the phrase “paradigm shift” popped out at me, I remembered the Lassie idea, and put the two together.
It’s kind of an odd cartoon, but it’s one of my favorites. (And probably the best dog I’ve ever drawn!)
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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.