The above cartoon actually came out of another graph cartoon I was working on.
I don’t remember the original now, but I know the graph in the presentation wasn’t central to the gag. I’d first sketched in a line graph, but I do a lot of those, so to shake things up I sketched a pie
chart over it.
When I went to ink the final I noticed that the original line graph ended up looking like a slice in the pie chart, so, after drawing the original cartoon, I threw the sketch in my idea box and came up with the caption later. It’s not often you get a cartoon twofer!
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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.