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As you may have noticed I do a lot of graph cartoons. I like them because for such a simple setup it offers almost endless possibilities.

Most times I play with the graph as it’s the focal point of the image, but I like to try to change things up by playing off other components; in this case the meeting’s presenter and audience.
By simply changing out the standard characters and replacing them with something more outlandish, this cartoon wrote itself. Plus it’s just fun to look at!

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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,

11 Reactions
  1. Martin Lindeskog


    What is Robin Hood doing in the cartoon?! 😉 Have a happy Midsummer Friday! 🙂

  2. Jeff Machado | Internet Marketing For Coaches

    You should study Forex graphs then. You get to play with all sorts of like Japanese Candlesticks. Plus there’s so many different ways to measure them that you’ll have a ton of cartoon ideas.

    This was a fun read – short, sweet, and interesting. I like seeing a different perspective like this.

  3. Martin Lindeskog

    Jeff Machado: You are right about technical trading graphs. You will find plenty of fascinating names and patterns, like “head and shoulders”, stars, crows, clouds, etc.

  4. RedHotFranchises

    Nice!. It would be fun playing around with the overlay curves that are plotted directly on top of the price curve, used to compare the price curve with perceived market trends, and may react when the price curve intersects particular overlay curves such as the Bollinger Band. It would make another good cartoon

  5. Cute cartoon Mark. Keep them coming.

  6. Nice post Mark Anderson! I appreciate your work and I think it is a nice way of attracting people. Because whenever there is new thing then there will be a suspense created about that thing and people dying to see which thing it is? Animation is also a nice way of capturing the eye of people. The same thing has done by which captures the huge and valuable visitor’s eye.

  7. Ah well Mark – most businesses wouldn’t think of themselves this way, but financially you are spot on.


  8. Man Mark, you have an awesome site (at It’s very well structured, designed and categorized. If you need any free info on candlestick charts, visit my site for some ideas as Jeff Machado mentioned. Clever cartoon.