Sales: Looking Good For Some

Unleashing Bold Initiatives

I’ve said before that I do a lot of sales graph cartoons. I don’t exactly know why, but as obsessions go, hey, I could do worse.

One day I was drawing a series of bar graphs going down. As I drew them, I wondered if there wasn’t a cartoon where I could show a downward trending graph that everyone was really happy about.

After further rumination (that sounds better than staring blankly at the carpet), I thought the bar graphs looked like a staircase, and the above cartoon was born.

Now if I could just get that old Slinky song out of my head!


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,

5 Reactions
  1. Mark, This one took me a minute. I had to look closely at the graph. But once I got it, I couldn’t stop laughing. If you’re Slinky, steps down are good news. – Anita

  2. Yeah, this is almost too subtle, but I like when a cartoon makes me work a little sometimes. The reward is always a little sweeter.

  3. Mark: Slinky the toy, going down the stairs?! 😉

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