Thursday, February 01, 2007
The Harvard Business Review (one of those thick, glossy, prestigious business publications that biz executives buy leather magazine holders for for, showcasing them on their bookcases) published a cartoon of mine in its February 2007 issue.
And I'm in the good company of 2 of my blogger-cartoonist colleagues: Mark Anderson and Eli Stein.
This one was a difficult one. I knew what I wanted to say, but didn't know how to say it (but that never stops me).
I wanted to point out that a good lobbyist is worth more than a lawyer. A lawyer might be able to get around the law, a lobbyist can rewrite the law. At first, I drew a white businessman in a lawyer's office informing the lawyer that he was fired because the guy bought himself a lobbyist. But I thought it wasn't funny. The word "trumps" was the key to the joke. I had to make it clear that the lobbyist is better than plain ol' lawyers. So, I drew a conference room confrontation.
Anyway, just for fun, below are a couple of other lobbyist related cartoons that have not sold.
If you can't read my wonky handwriting: "Sometimes I, too, am sorry I married for love and not for lavish junkets paid for by scheming lobbyists."