Category: Business Cartoons

pastels in the boardroom!
pastels in the boardroom!

How Stephen King has changed sales, PR, and marketing.

Obviously,  this is a reference to the great Stephen King movie, The Green Mile. Just saying the title makes me want to watch it again! It’s about Death Row at a certain southern prison, and the fascinating things that happen there one year. The kindness of the prison guards is actually one of the most shocking parts.

Btw, I did this cartoon  before the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce did their “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” slogan. Copycats.

But in real life, I think marketing people can’t keep a secret. They explain everything, in detail. Isn’t Scott Adams’ Dilbert always poking them for that?

You may wonder if I’ve done other cartoons with this wonderful, powerful quotation. The answer would be yes.

My latest cartoon at PsychCentral: Do you wonder what very personal things people might be saying about you?

And I also have a cartoon about what one thing women are looking for in a new bf (and a bad review about cookies!) in my dessert blog.

 

Read More A good quote can always save the sale.

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couple has fight at their wedding

I’ve never been a fan of the common trope in cartoons, husband and wife fighting. It was overused in the 50s and 60s,  and some of the older guys still stick to it. (Wall Street Journal’s Pepper and Salt has been guilty of this for years – in fact, women hardly appeared in cartoons except as the wife, the  shrew, until a few years ago.)

But I guess I’m okay with arguments in the wedding chapel! At least over a philosophical point as important as this.

Like many New Yorker cartoons, this is kind of obscure. And I admit, I don’t know what analog means, except that it’s not digital. Has a good rhythm, though.

Speaking of technology – okay, social media –  I’ve been posting cartoon links on Reddit for the first time this year. Other artists have said Reddit is one of those very harsh sites, like Stumbleupon, who bury posters they don’t like with negative comments until the artist is voted off the island, or kicked out, or something.  Read More Bride and bridegroom fight over technology.

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young boy begs for money for college tuition
They start pandering at a very young age.

I don’t know why I posted two cartoons of children in a row — they’re really not my favorite people. But I like this one – it’s like a Kickstarter campaign held in person, isn’t it?

Would be great to add to educational journals, business publications, textbooks, and general. Educators and teachers have the self-confidence to laugh at themselves. Read More How kids make money now.

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  I talked to an editor for a  business board and executive meetings magazine last week, and he said, “oh, everyone likes cartoons in powerpoint, because you need to add…

Read More Tunnel vision in the office.

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man wants to live in his sand castle
Real estate in the beach community

Lotsa talk about real estate and housing in SoCal (Southern California). Real real estate hijinks. Beach house bingo.

I rather love real estate chatter. When the LA Times actually had a Real Estate Section — a few years ago, now — it was my favorite section, full of columns like Pardon Our Dust (renovations), how to present your house to get a good price, lending terms (never bothered to read that, since…it didn’t seem I qualified), analysis of different neighborhoods in and around Los Angeles (so I wouldn’t have to drive there) etc.

Read More Buying a house at the shore?

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