Reviewing Pros and Cons: Ready for a Breather?

pros and cons cartoon

I was trying to come up with a pros/cons cartoon for about a good week and it just wasn’t coming. I’d written out various lists of possible pros and cons and I knew I was close, but it just wasn’t quite there.

Then for some reason I jotted down “You’re Stupid!” as one of the cons and I was off and running. Eventually all of the original pros and cons got replaced with what you see here and the caption sort of ended up writing itself.

Looking back it’s surprising how much this cartoon was hiding in plain sight; I just needed that one little outburst to get things going.


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,

4 Reactions
  1. LOL. Sometimes it does all seem to boil down to that.

  2. I think that one little outburst that triggers an avalanche of ideas happens in so many aspects of life and business.

  3. Unfortunately, that’s how ideas work. You really cannot come up with the best ideas unless you have that blast – That sudden burst. As I’m looking at it, I can say that it is the best idea you can come up with given the topic.

  4. Hehe! Yeah, ideas can give one quite the runaround at times; they can be a personality all their own – at times elusive, fickle and non-cooperative. It’s great to see what you eventually came up with. 🙂

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