Freudian Pink Slip

Freudian Pink Slip

This cartoon came from a batch of psychiatry cartoons I was working on, but it’s a different kind of cartoon than I normally do.

Usually my characters’ discussion is in a caption below the cartoon, but this is more of a one-two punch kind of joke.

One – set up the incongruity with “frying pan” and “you’re fired” up top.

Two – Knock it down by combining “Freudian slip” and “pink slip.”

It’s a nice change of pace, and, at least for me, the guy’s expression on the right makes it all work.

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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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