Analytics Cartoons

A gallery of some of my more popular Big Data, Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Performance Management cartoons — feel free to use these in your presentations, university courses, books etc, for free, as long as you drop me at line to let me know what you have planned (telliott at timoelliott dot com),

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Opinions Are Good. Data is Better.

 Cartoon: Why you two have finished arguing your opinions, I actually have data!



The Bad Data Breakup

Cartoon: It's not you. It's your data.


Don’t Trust Gut Feel

Cartoon: It would appear, Hopkins, that your gut feel was only indigestion!


Big Data Boasts

Cartoon: I think you'll find that mine is bigger than yours!

What You Get If You Don’t Have Analytics. A HIPPO.

Cartoon: No Analytics? Welcome to the Hippo


Some Middle Managers Don’t Like Analytics


 There’s No Reward Without Risk

Cartoon: tracking performance without risk is... shortsighted

 One of The Ironies of Calculating the ROI for BI

Cartoon: I tried to build an ROI case for BI, but I couldn't access any data!


What’s the ROI of What You Don’t Know?

Cartoon: What's the ROI of knowing what you don't know? (I don't know, either)


Business Intelligence Wish Fulfilment

Cartoon: Press this button to save millions of dollars


It’s Not About How Big It Is

Cartoon: To be honest, I don't care how many yottabytes you have


What’s The ROI of Business Intelligence? Higher than the ROI of Ignorance.

Cartoon: What's the ROI of BI? It's higher than the ROI of ignorance




Data Quality? Cross Your Fingers And Hope…

Cartoon: Yes, you can absolutely trust those numbers


The Daily Life of a BI Incompetency Center

Cartoon: A BI Incompetency Center in action


Stop Confusing Me With Facts

Cartoon: I'm making a decision! Stop confusing me with facts!

 Making Strategic Decisions With Data

Cartoon: Yes, I have made a strategic decision -- to ignore the bad news


Automatic Business Intelligence

Cartoon: Our dashboards are so advanced, they automatically filter out bad news!


Don’t Be A Turkey When It Comes To Predictive Analytics

Cartoon: Turkey does predictive analytics just before thanksgiving


These Analytics Folks Think They Know Everything!

Cartoon: these analytics people think they know everything!


Is Everybody Else Doing It While You Just Watch?

Cartoon: Analytics: worried that everybody else is doing it while you just watch?


Have ERP? Thank Heavens for Analytics

analytics and ERP

Data lake? Bring it on!

What are the financial assets of your organization? Here’s the ultimate one…

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169 Replies to “Analytics Cartoons”

  1. Hi Timo

    Data, Analytics, BI and related concepts often send non-data professionals running the other way. Your cartoons make for amazing ice breakers that ease readers into keeping an open mind around very technical and difficult discussions.

    I can’t thank you enough for making these open and freely available for varied purposes.

    With your consent I would like to use your cartoons in our presentations and blogs.


  2. Hi Tim,
    Your cartoons are spon on 🙂
    With your permission I would like to use some of them for presentations.
    Thanks and kind regards,

  3. Hi Timo,

    Your cartoons are really amazing, with your permission I will use it in my presentation.

    Thanks a ton for this lovely creation.

  4. Hello Timo,
    I found several of your cartoons very relevant to a topic I am will presenting. I, with your permission, would like to use some of them in my presentation (point of view).
    Thanks a ton !!!

  5. Hi How are you?

    Wow~ Analytics cartoons!! So funny and specific!
    Your cartoons are very fantastic!! Could you allow me to use some of your images to make a marketing webpage I am trying to make.

    Your kind advice would be very much appreciated.

  6. Hi Timo,

    Your cartoons are great and love your sense of humour. I would like to use them in my LinkedIn post about data..

    Thanks so much!

  7. Hi Timo,

    Your cartoons are quite humorous. I would like to use them in my LinkedIn post about communicating bad news in analytics.


  8. Hi Timo,
    I love your sense of humour and would like to use a couple of your cartoons on AI and analytics in a presentation I am doing to staff. I am hoping to keep users engaged in these covid times presenting over Zoom. Fingers crossed it hits the spot. Thank you in advance.

  9. Hi there Mr Elliott,
    I am teaching a ‘data for decision making’ unit this term. Your cartoons really illustrate to students the points I am trying to make. I would really like to use a few of your cartoons if that is okay with you?

  10. Hello Mr. Elliott,
    Found several of your cartoons very relevant to a topic I am working on. I, with your permission, would like to use some of them in my presentation (point of view).
    Thanks a ton !!!

    1. Patrick, please go ahead, and good luck with your course (I hope it’s as interesting as it sounds… my wife is a lawyer, and she worked on some dossiers to do with deep linking back in the early days of the web — I’m not sure if the issues raised at the time are fully covered even today!)

  11. Hi Timo,
    Just shared one of your cartoons with my fellow course mates and also shared your website with my professor!
    Love the cartoons for being so relatable and humorous.
    Thank you for giving the permission to share.

  12. Hi Timo,

    I absolutely love your cartoons. We plan to use some of them in a presentation we give in Berlin in two weeks.

    Hope this is OK 🙂

  13. Hi Timo,

    I love your cartoons. Hope it’s OK if we use some of them in a presentation we give in Berlin in two weeks.



  14. Hi, Great work and spot-on humour. Could I please use some of your amazing drawings for my Empathy workshop presentation which will be featured in my portfolio?

    Many thanks

  15. Wow, your cartoons are so good! With your permission, I would like to use two of them in my presentation to address the challenges related to data processing. Many thanks for your excellent work!

  16. Hey Timo!
    Great cartoons!

    I’d like to use them on my social media feeds and on the Power BI user group, with your permission,

    Please let me know ASAP.


  17. Hi Timo,

    I’d like to use some of your data-cartoons for my study. They’re right to the point. Thanks


  18. Hello Timo,

    With your permission, I am using your cartoon as part of my presentation in ASQ Vancouver Conference (26 Sept 18).


  19. Hey there,
    fun stuff.
    We would like to use some of your cartoons for our hosted blog about running a startup as CTO in Stuttgart, Germany.

  20. Hello Timo, Your creations are very apt in today’s scenario. With your permission, would like to use few of them in my presentations.


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