Office Red Flag Warnings

Small Business Cartoon: Office Red Flag Warnings

Jargon, idioms, and catchphrases – where would cartoonists be without them?

This cartoon came, as they often do, after reading the paper, staring blankly out my window (I make the neighborhood squirrels nervous), and making sure I occasionally scribble something that looks meaningful so my wife believes I’m working.

I’d run across “red flag” in my reading and after turning it over in my head for a while, bullfighters’ red capes came to mind and I got to figure out how to draw a bull sitting in an office chair.

It was one of those “why didn’t I think of that before?!” moments that come occasionally when you let your mind wander, which, I believe, we should all do more often.

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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,

6 Reactions
  1. Mark,

    What will the bull fighters (matadors) in Spain say about this cartoon? 😉

  2. Mark,

    Thanks for the chuckle. This made my morning!


  3. Funny as usual! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I really enjoyed this one!

  5. All through out history comics have helped to define where we are and what we value.

  6. Hey man, when I browse posts I just wind up viewing a small part of the post. I do not understand if it’s my browser(Safari) or not, is someone else having this thing?

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