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This is an old cartoon of mine, dating from circa 1994.

The original was small, 4” x 6”; I was already starting to shrink my preferred format down to my now-familiar “cartoons drawn on the back of business cards”.

It’s amazing how strange and sad sleeping alone feels, if you’re not used to it. Yes, it’s part of life, yes, we’ve all been there.

That doesn’t mean it’s not very, very painful.

But that’s what I’ve always liked about cartoons. Complex emotions, simply drawn. That’s what I still try to do twenty years on.

[This was orignally sent out earlier today in the newsletter etc.]

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

Seth Godin
Best Selling Author

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.

The New Republic
Lydia Depillis

Last year my State of the College address was 76 slides loaded with data. This year it was 14 cartoons that were substantially more memorable.

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Former President, Babson College

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Tony Hsieh
CEO, Zappos

In moments of indecision I glance at the wall [to Hugh's work] for guidance.

Brian Clark
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