Being a cartoonist means reading a lot. To stay inspired and topical I try to stay on a steady diet of newspapers, magazines, blogs and, of course, books. I'm forever on the lookout for phrases, words, anything that might yield a cartoon. One day while flipping through a book I paused on its dedication page. It was the standard "To my wife, Cathy" or something like that, but it got me thinking that books are really the only documents in which writers include a dedication, and the above cartoon was not far behind.