Business Cartoons You Don’t Want In Your Employees’ Cubicles

I do a lot of business cartoons here at Andertoons. They’re fun to do, there’s no end of material, and they sell well. But there is a bit of a catch – the people you’re generally selling to are executives and upper management, so you can’t pick on them too much. As a result I do cartoons like this:

It’s not really picking on anyone in particular, but it’s funny and true.

Still I spent too many years in business as a worker drone to not have a little fun at management’s expense. And if I were management and I were touring the cubicles, here’s a few cartoons I might not think were so funny:

Well, at least he’s honest.

This is one of my biggest selling business cartoons, and if you’ve ever spent time having PowerPoints read at you, you know why.

I think employees often feel put upon. This just takes idea a little further.

(Also, I used the name “Lynch” as sort of a shout out to my inky cartoonist pal Mike Lynch.)

If this cartoon resonates with you, you’d better hang it up in your cubicle fast so you can enjoy it before you have to take it home in your cardboard box with your other personal effects.

Corporate Cartoon #5702 by Andertoons

Secretly I’d love to work for Despair.

I’m pretty sure a manager almost slipped and said pretty much this exact thing to me once.

Another super popular cartoon. If I’m taking about it and don’t have it in front of me I always say “OK, now that we all agree, let’s go back to our desks and discuss amongst ourselves why this won’t work.”

I have no idea why I add those two extra words, but I always do.

That’s nothing to sneeze at these days.

Those poor people are in for it.

One time my kids saw this one and wanted me to explain why it was funny. I said “Hey! Who wants cookies?” That always works.

If you’re management, the best but extremely ironic response to seeing this hanging up would be to just ignore it.

Feel free to browse all of my business cartoons and let me know if you see any others that might make an exec cringe!

Bride Appeal Interview


Bride Appeal, a wedding SEO and bridal website design site, has just posted a really nice itnerview with yours truly!

Here’s a snippet of my chat with Kathy DalPra:

It’s the trend of all trends in the wedding industry: visual marketing. If you’ve been following this series, you know that the way to today’s web 2.0 bride is through imagery…pictures, video, pin boards and more. But part of the magic that happens with visual media isn’t just the image itself…its also the message behind the medium. What message are your images sending?

Connecting with brides can be easy….just make them laugh! I don’t know of a quicker way to do that than with a silly joke. That’s why I’ve invited cartoonist Mark Anderson of Andertoons to tell us all about how a simple little comic can work wonders for your online marketing.

Check out the whole thing over at Bride Appeal!

How to Draw a Cartoon Shark – Tutorial

Happy Shark Week everyone!

To celebrate I thought it might be fun to sink multiple rows of teeth into drawing your very own cartoon shark. Just follow the 10 simple steps below and you’ll have a jaws-droppingly good shark to show off.

When you’re finished, feel free to tweet, pin, email or otherwise share a pic of your cartoon shark with me and I’ll post it here at the blog! And if you’d like to grab the image and post it on your own blog or website, you’re more than welcome to. (A link back would be appreciated.) Enjoy:

How to draw a cartoon shark

Wasn’t that easy? You should try out my other how-to-draw tutorials too:

Feel free to check out my shark cartoons here too!

Recommending Andertoons

Dear fans of Andertoons, I have a small favor to ask.

Andertoons is a very small business and I’m always looking for new customers. If you like the cartoons here, and you can think of anyone like yourself who might be able to use any of my cartoons, I’d really appreciate your recommendation.

To say thanks for helping, I’ve just launched a new feature in Andertoons’ checkout where people can tell me you recommended them, and then I can send you a 25% off coupon code for a future order! It’s a win-win-win! Here’s how it works.

During checkout you’re now going to see this new field:

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Here’s a closeup:

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Ask the person you recommended to fill in your email address and click “Apply”:

Recommending Andertoons 3

They’ll get a little message, you’ll get a 25% off coupon code for a future order in your email, and checkout stay quick and easy. WOO!

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So, if you can think of anyone who might use a cartoon in a presentation, newsletter, or something else, I’d love an introduction.

Thanks so much again, and enjoy the rest of your summer!