One of the unsung heroes of the cartoon idea is the book jacket blurb. They\u2019re short, they\u2019re plentiful, and they\u2019re full of jargon and superlatives -- all of which make for terrific jumping off points. I don\u2019t remember which book it was, but one blurb went something like \u201cJohn\u2019s a total doer! He can really make things happen! And the results speak for themselves!\u201d It didn\u2019t take much to rearrange that and add the comedic cherry on top at the end.