I was listening to the news one day while driving and the phrase “real-world consequences” went by. It’s one of those kinds of words or phrases that sets off the cartoonist alarm in my head. I immediately started turning the words over and over.
What about real-world aftermaths? Would real-world causation be newsworthy? But it’s when I started mulling over non-real-world consequences that the idea of populating a conference room with imaginary beings happened.
I knew right away that Bigfoot and a unicorn would be there, but who/what else reads quickly? The Abominable Snowman is too similar to Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster would be great, but she’s really big. And would she be identifiable?
Finally, I settled on adding a leprechaun and a dragon, but I’m still not happy with how they’re seated. (The dragon takes too much attention from the leprechaun, I think.)