The Graph was Beautiful – Even if No One Knew What it Meant

business cartoon Fibonacci sequence

I’m always on the look out for a new take on the good old graph cartoon – specially the line graph variant – so when I ran across the Fibonacci sequence online I knew I had to work it in somehow. The thing is, it’s remarkably difficult to draw well.

If I wanted it to be perfect, I could’ve simply done it using curve tools in Photoshop or Illustrator. But I also wanted it to be hand drawn so that it matched the rest of the business cartoon. So while I found a new take on the line graph, I also created an unexpected mess for myself drawing-wise.

It took a fair amount of tweaking and redrawing and pulling and redrawing and pushing and redrawing, but it finally looked right.

All that – for a punchline most people will have to look up to understand.

Why was this a good idea again?

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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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  1. Haha! I can totally relate. It seems that graphs are created first to be beautiful than to be functional.