Isn’t ‘On Fire’ Supposed to be a Good Thing?


I’m generally not a big fan of having my characters respond in an overtly funny way in my cartoons.

Oh, I’ll do some raised eyebrows, some puzzlement, maybe the occasional bug-eyed stare, but for the most part, my little people are placid and unfazed.

This cartoon, however, I went slightly more demonstrative. (Especially the guy in the back right.) And in this case, I think it’s totally justified.

I hope there’s an extinguisher nearby.

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,