LA Times forgot Dilbert, but readers didn’t.

Dilbert isn’t an editorial cartoon, even though Scott Adams does do a lot of business topics, and knows more about business trends and management theory than any other cartoonist I’ve read. He’s even written books on this, although I’ve only read his cartoon books. Mmm, a new big fat book of Dilbert cartoons and some cookies to munch, and I’m in heaven!

But he is topical, and the LA Times runs him in the Business section; he’s the only cartoon in there. I remember the first time he appeared there; apparently there was some infighting in the Times as to who would get him, Business or Comics, and Business won. They made an announcement like they’d won the Olympics! read more

Dilbert isn’t funny anymore.

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At least in the LA Times.

Hello, Dilbert, my old friend. (Can’t link to him on caption: http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/).

I know papers are trying to save money. The LA Times is laying off 150 more reporters this month. Really shameful. And haven’t I already been a victim from that?!

And so sometimes they shave a sliver off the page. I guess the columns just got skinnier, too, because a few months ago I noticed Dilbert, which runs in the Business section of the LA Times, was suddenly running vertically, instead of horizontally. read more