Cartooning Evaluation 2015


As in the past several years, I’ll be live cartooning this year’s American Evaluation Association Conference. This post will keep getting updated, so make sure you bookmark it and come back and visit over the next few days.

Cartooning Evaluation 2015 Webinar Series

This year I’m also going to do something a little different. Β I’m going to host a series of impromptu live cartooning webinars during the event. Β I don’t want to keep bugging people who don’t want to follow the conference, so the only way to make sure you hear about them when they happen is to register.Β Click here to register.


One of these was drawn on my ipad by John Gargani, the guy who now holds the AEA president’s gavel. Β Can you guess which one?

Oh great, another evaluator cartoon by Chris Lysy Silver Gold and Bronze Floors cartoon by Chris Lysy They smile a lot in their culture cartoon by Chris Lysy The one you want to see carton by Chris Lysy I'm not an evaluator but I play one at the conference. Hi I'm Brian and I have a 7 AM session 50 signed up but how many completed? Evaluation Telephone cartoon by Chris Lysy What box cartoon by John Gargani My eyes are up here cartoon by Chris Lysy Best places to stand cartoon by Chris Lysy Outliers in our dataset, you mean Tom, Sarah and Joe. Have the experts interpret the data cartoon by Chris Lysy Should have used a data placemat cartoon by Chris Lysy Same thing different words cartoon by Chris Lysy Evaluability Cartoon by Chris Lysy Mini Bar Charge by Chris Lysy Easy to Evaluate Design is Good Design Cartoon by Chris Lysy Report versus Report cartoon by Chris Lysy Procrastinate on Slides Cartoon by Chris Lysy Overwhelmed Cartoon by Chris Lysy Stop cartooning cartoon by Chris Lysy Upstream evaluator cartoon by Chris Lysy Mini fridge cartoon by Chris Lysy Torch to the airport cartoon by Chris Lysy I love ignites, I get to spend 5 minutes talking about myself.

Still lost in the Hyatt Basement Cartoon by Chris Lysy


  1. Sharry Erzinger on November 10, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    I love your creativity. I have dabbled in graphic facilitation and visual leadership for a long time, using materials from Grove

    I just don’t have time/ talent to actually DO these! Will you present to AEA next year as well?

    • Chris Lysy on November 10, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Probably, but you never know. I will be covering a lot of the concepts after I open the full diydatadesign workshop in a couple weeks πŸ™‚

  2. Michelle K on November 17, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Sitting at my desk laughing…remembering the frustrating and funny situations of conference time.

    I practiced sketchnoting during the sessions this year. My non-evaluator co-workers think I went to a cartooning conference instead. πŸ˜‰

    • Chris Lysy on November 17, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Ha, that’s awesome πŸ™‚

  3. Cecelia Powell on November 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks for the cartoons. They are so accurate!

    BTW, did you know that the scrolling information displays were interactive? You could select your session location, and it would show you how to get there.

    I didn’t find that out until Friday.

    • Chris Lysy on November 17, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks Cecelia!
      No, I didn’t know that πŸ™‚

    • melissa on November 17, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Wait. There were scrolling information displays?! Pardon me, I was stuck in Silver the whole week.

  4. Melissa Chapman Haynes on November 20, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks, Chris, this is great! I’m going to share it with my evaluation internship class. We were actually just discussing how to bring idealistic clients back to reality…never an easy topic. So appreciate your poem and cartoon!

    • Chris Lysy on November 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks Melissa πŸ™‚