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 ...

How many minority and women cartoonists are in the LA Times?

How many minority and women cartoonists are in the LA Times?
I wrote the post below last February in my Griffith Park Blog. It’s a popular post, so I thought cartoon people would like to take a look at it here. I update it below. I just couldn’t believe this article in the LA Times and many other papers today. But for one day — this ...

Doonesbury predicted an Obama victory. Quel surprise.

Doonesbury predicted an Obama victory. Quel surprise.
It was a week ago that all the papers threw up their hands in mutual pretended concern that Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury did his Nov 5 strip early, predicting Barak Obama for the win. How to handle this delicate situation? Most papers decided to take the “risk” and run it. Not the LA Times. First the ...

Cartoonists that love animals and aren’t ashamed.

Cartoonists that love animals and aren't ashamed.
I wanted to give a shoutout to two extremely talented and funny syndicated guys that work for a cause, and yet don’t get all preachy. (And note the word funny, which most certainly does not describe most syndicated strips.)  This fall, both of these guys aimed many of their cartoons in support of Proposition 2, ...

Is Doonesbury hipper than me?

I’ve recently been accused of not being a hipster, so I’m a little sensitive these days. But Garry Trudeau might be a tad bit out of touch with the times… I don’t usually read Doonesbury, by Garry Trudeau. I do like it, think it’s extremely clever, but I regularly read only a handful of comics.  ...

Dilbert isn’t funny anymore.

Dilbert isn't funny anymore.
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 ...