Office Copiers and Paper Jams

Unleashing Bold Initiatives

I assume that this cartoon speaks to pretty much everyone in business, because at every single job I had before becoming a cartoonist, there was… DUM DUM DUMMM… the copier.

The copier whose diagrams promised a quick fix. The copier that after a solid hour of cajoling refused to collate. The copier that ate my contract. (I swear I heard it chortle.)

So one day, at my desk, in full site of coworkers and management, I drew this cartoon, inked it, and taped it above the copier to much acclaim.

I’d like to think that maybe I shamed that copier into behaving better, but I think more likely I just made it angry.


Mark Anderson

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,

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  1. A baseball bat is overkill. I find a swift kick helps immensely.

  2. Martin Lindeskog

    Martin Lindeskog


    I will tell a fellow BNI member about your cartoon. He is working at Konica Minolta.

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