May 28, 2017

An Innovative Way Out Of This Mess

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” right? I think, however, a good case could also be made for panic being the father in that equation.

Being a cartoonist means having deadlines be they from a client or self-imposed. Early on, they really stressed me out. But these days, I’m pretty comfortable with them because I recognize them for what they offer us creative folk – a good kick in the pants.

In fact, just last week I was completely out of ideas and had just two days until I had a new batch of cartoons due.

Funny how all of a sudden – the ideas started flowing.

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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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