Doofus and Leanie Cartoon #2 – No Blame


Here's the 2nd in the “Doofus and Leanie” series (a parody of “Goofus and Gallant”). If you have ideas for cartoons, email me using the link in the left hand column or leave a comment here.

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Text by Mark Graban, Artwork by Ed Butler:

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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


  1. I’m not sure I agree with the implication that anyone who doesn’t use lean is a “doofus”, but other than that this is an interesting way to convey Lean ideas.

  2. The name “Doofus” is meant in good fun. The original cartoon, again, was “Goofus and Gallant” so Doofus rhymes, that’s all…

    Don’t take it too seriously…

  3. If you ever have suggestions for captions on either side of the Doofus/Leanie equation, post them in the comments or email me.


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