This week's cartoon is dedicated to Mona Elesseily (of PageZero Media), who has been pushed dangerously close to the edge trying to put the finishing touches on a 100-page report titled

Mastering Panama

Now, finally she's through the last mile of layout and copy-editing stuff … and as we all know that last 20% takes 80% of the time and effort. As I understand it … Mona is exhausted. Its rumoured that she joked about wandering over to the Lion's Gate Bridge (I can only suppose what for). I'm guessing that a number of other industry writers such as Bryan Eisenberg, Cat Seda, Shari Thurow, and Mike Grehan can identify with Mona's state of mind! Walk her over it everyone! Apologies did I say "over"? I meant "through". Perhaps a few congratulatory drinks in San Jose are in order, maybe even a small informal "book launch" party with champagne. I understand that Andrew is offering up his hotel room for the "said" event … he just doesn't know it yet.

So, here's to you Mona … can't wait to read the report. By the way … Happy Birthday (19th I presume … you know the recurring birthday. Hey, we're the same age)!

Mona Elesseily Considers What Next!