I still play with toys. In fact my office is pretty much covered with LEGO bricks, action figures, tin robots and the like. And, as you might suspect, I still watch cartoons. I think there’s something about being a cartoonist that requires some sort of perpetual connection to childhood.
One day while shopping for groceries I was drawn to a rack of calendars, one of which was a sort of tribute to the old Dick and Jane books. You know – “See Dick run. Run, Dick, run!” And it hit me that those simple books and their simple sentences were a cultural touchstone that I had yet to poke fun at.
Take that simple sentence, superimpose it onto a business meeting and hopefully laugh, reader. . . laugh.