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.

Cartoons can be accessed via, which forwards to its own blog with its own RSS feed if you want to follow them specifically. As always, click for a larger view.

Text by Mark Graban, Artwork by Ed Butler:


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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

  1. Anonymous says

    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. Mark Graban says

    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. VistaPrint says

    Great cartoon. If I could get my manager featured in the Doofus cartoon, that would be excellent.

  4. Mark Graban says

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

  5. Panu Kinnari says

    I get 404 error on

  6. Mark Graban says

    Panu – must have been a hosting service error, it’s working again (no 404)

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