Freudian Pink Slip

Freudian Pink Slip

This cartoon came from a batch of psychiatry cartoons I was working on, but it’s a different kind of cartoon than I normally do.

Usually my characters’ discussion is in a caption below the cartoon, but this is more of a one-two punch kind of joke.

One – set up the incongruity with “frying pan” and “you’re fired” up top.

Two – Knock it down by combining “Freudian slip” and “pink slip.”

It’s a nice change of pace, and, at least for me, the guy’s expression on the right makes it all work.

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,