“Dilbert” comic strip taken from nearly 80 publications


The popular “Dilbert” comic strip which parodies the trials and tribulations of office life is drawn by nearly 80 publications where it appeared regularly, according to its author.

“Dilbert was canceled in 77 newspapers this week,” cartoonist Scott Adams tweeted on Tuesday.

The elimination of the 33-year-old gang appears to be one of several cuts made by Lee Enterprises, which would reduce its cartoon pages overall. Reaction to Adams’ announcement on Twitter has been split between fans who will miss seeing “Dilbert” on their funny pages and critics who don’t find it funny.

“Am I controversial if I say I still like stripping?” asked one Twitter user.

“Did you try to make it funny or good?” another social media user wondered.

Illustrator Dan Piraro said his cartoon “Bizarro” was also a victim of Lee Enterprises’ reduction in the number of comics released daily.

“Lee Enterprises, a media group majority-owned by a major investment firm, stopped publishing ‘Bizarro’ and many other comics in its newspapers last week,” piraro wrote: on its webpage.

While he said most readers see his comics online, Piraro called print media “our most reliable – and almost only – source of income” and said newspaper sales help him. to stay in business. Dilbert told Fox News that he, too, took a “substantial” hit financially due to “Dilbert” appearing in fewer newspapers.

Several right-wing publications continued the narrative that “Dilbert” was “canceled” due to some sort of political agenda. Neither Adams nor Lee Enterprises returned a Daily News request for comment.

According Everyday cartoonistcomics such as “Baby Blues”, “Red and Rover”, “Mutts” were cut from Lee Enterprises publications.


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