Jonathan Plotkin is a brilliant cartoonist who works under the name Spontoonist. For a few years he's been sending Ben illustrations inspired by our notes and we've loved every single one. We've put them up on the Forum and in Mailbag's before, but we wanted to share them here with everyone. We hope you enjoy them as much as Ben and Rusty do. And thank you Jonathan!

You can see more of his work at 3, which is a very cool site and project (The Drawing Board) that Jonathan undertook with New Yorker cartoonist Pat Byrnes. Or go straight to his own website -

Stocks and Bonds

January 13, 2022


January 13, 2022

Federal Reserve

January 3, 2022


December 8, 2021


October 27, 2021

The Last Capitalist

April 28, 2021


April 27, 2021


January 20, 2021

Wall Street

January 7, 2021

Through the Tulips

December 16, 2020


October 23, 2020

Extinction Event

September 24, 2020