life is too short


[Cartoon inspired by my friend,  Mark Earls aka @herdmeister…]

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  1. I don’t visit here for awhile, I come back and you remind me exactly why I’m glad you had the balls to do what you do.

  2. “Life is too short not to do something that matters” Or maybe it’s too long not to…..

    Glad you are back to pumping out volumes. It’s inspirational!

  3. Great Point Here!

    I’m thinking…. why stop at cube grenades?… why not hand grenades?… come full circle with your idea and let me put some of these cartoons on the back of my business cards.

    I see more clients and potential clients in their space than I see in my own. I still use business cards all the time and while they have become somewhat passé, this would make them relevant again. Also, I am giving them a small cube grenade for their desk space. Rather than throwing my card in a drawer, it gets taped to the monitor and becomes a conversation starter for their business. Who knows, as part of the conversation a referral for me may become of it.

    What do you think Hugh?

  4. so when is this coming out as a full scale print, i have a bit of wall space left and this would certainly fill the void


  5. Hugh, I came back to the site after a while away and notice there’s lots more business card art recently. DUDE THESE ROCK!

  6. I love this one and oh so true. I have no idea how i found this site but i’m glad i did (was in bookmarks)


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His work acknowledges the absurdity of workaday life, while also encouraging employees to respond with passion, creativity, and non-conformity...   MacLeod’s work is undeniably an improvement over the office schlock of yore. At its best, it’s more honest, and more cognizant of the entrepreneurial psyche, while still retaining some idealism.

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