If You Finish the Cocoa, Make a New Pot!

christmas cartoon

When I get stuck for a caption, one of my tricks is to take the idea I’m working on and put it in a boring business setting to see what happens.

So, for instance, if you’re stuck trying to find something for the holidays about elves, you imagine a break room, that burning empty carafe smell, substitute cocoa for coffee and you’ve got yourself a fun cranky elf cartoon!

Happy holidays!


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, Andertoons.com.

9 Reactions

  1. As a cocoa lover, this is great!

  2. Mark Anderson

    I had so much fun drawing those candy cane coffee stirrers!

    • I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on the job if there was a cocoa maker in the office :-). I just wouldn’t! And then candy cane coffee stirrers?! Sheesh, it would be over! You’d never see me at the desk, or rather you’d always know where to look for me!

  3. Why oh why don’t ALL offices have a cocoa maker going full time!!!!!!!!!!???????

  4. Cranky elves = comedy gold.

  5. Aira Bongco

    Love it. Nothing screams holidays more than cocoa does. Love the elf too.

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