The Higher-Ups and The Lower-Downs

higher ups business cartoon

I’ve said before that ideas for cartoons come from all directions. Recently, I even wrote that one idea came while writing an explanation like this:

“As a side note, while I was writing this, I came up with an idea for someone in management being summoned by the “lower-downs.” I don’t think it’s going to go well for anybody.”

Well, just over a month later and that idea evolved into this cartoon. Neat huh?

Sadly, no ideas are coming while writing this particular explanation, but I’m sure another is waiting for me just around the corner.


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,

2 Reactions

  1. Lol. Great one, Mark. It’s awesome how inspiration comes from nowhere and evolves.


  2. Martin Lindeskog

    Mark: How about the middle management then? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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