Rootin’ Tootin’ Business Cartoon

rootin tootin cartoon

Sometimes cartoons just present themselves fully formed.

I was reading some magazines one day trolling for ideas and the phrase “rootin’ tootin’ cowboy” leapt out at me. (I wish I could remember what the article was. I mean – who has the occasion to use that?)


All of a sudden this cowboy at his desk and the two paper trays just made perfect sense. Instant cartoon.

Okay, it’s not a laugh out loud cartoon. It’s not one that’s particularly clever or witty. But the gentle oddball-ness of it really appealed to me and I couldn’t say no. Besides, cowboys are fun to draw.

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,