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Article: Dilbert’s New Mash-Up Site…

    From Salon.com:  Dilbert’s new mash-up site lets you add your own punch line 

    Author: Farhad Manjoo, 4/21/08 

    Scott Adams, the cartoonist behind the middle management-mocking comic strip “Dilbert,” says that his work has always been “interactive”: “People e-mail me with ideas, I draw the comic, they hang the comic on a wall,” he told me in an e-mail.

    But late last week Adams and his syndicate, United Media, unveiled a new model in cartoon interactivity — Dilbert.com now lets fans rewrite Adams’ punch lines, and soon it’ll let you write the entire strip, too. (Click for full article.)

Article: Scott Adams Hands Dilbert Pen to Fans

    From TheNewYorkTimes.com:  Scott Adams Hands Dilbert Pen to Fans 

    Author: Brad Stone, 4/18/08 

    For almost two decades, fans have written to “Dilbert’s” creator, Scott Adams, with ideas for strips, gags and punch lines.

    Now they can bring their notions right to the panels of “Dilbert” itself.

    In a good illustration of how media is becoming ever more conversational and interactive, United Media, “Dilbert’s” syndicate, is revamping Dilbert.com, letting the fans take up the cartoonist’s pen and tinker with, and then widely distribute, each strip. (Click for full article.)

Press Release: Cubicle Chaos Now Available on Mobile Phones…

    Favorite Office Antics from Dilbert’s Cubicle Chaos Now Available on Mobile Phones 

    From: Namco Networks, 3/18/08

    Namco Networks brings fun, Dilbert-inspired game play, downloadable comics, and sweepstakes on AT&T to consumers nationwide 

    SAN JOSE, Calif. – (March 18, 2008) – Namco Networks, the leading publisher and developer of mobile games and entertainment for mass-market casual gamers, today announced the availability of its much anticipated mobile game, Dilbert Cubicle Chaos. Another original game through its partnership with United Media, a leading independent licensing and syndication company which licenses Dilbert, Namco Networks continues to bring popular brands to consumers for the mobile platform. Dilbert Cubicle Chaos contains rich features such as downloadable Dilbert comic strips* and bonus game levels….” (Click for full press release.)

Article: “Dilbert” retells story of Iowan fired over comic

    From DesMoinesRegister.com:  “Dilbert retells story of Iowan fired over comic 

    Author: Clark Kauffman, 2/20/08 

    Is it a case of art imitating life, or life imitating art?

    “Dilbert,” the newspaper comic that routinely ridicules self-important office managers, is taking aim this week at an Iowa company that fired an employee for posting a “Dilbert” strip in the office.

    In a bit of self-referential cartooning, “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams has penned a series of strips that indirectly describe the plight of Dave Steward, a former security supervisor for Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington. Steward, 50, a resident of Fort Madison, was fired by the casino last fall after seven years of employment. He had posted on an office bulletin board a “Dilbert” strip in which the protagonist compares his bosses to a bunch of “drunken lemurs…” (Click for full article.)

Article: A wave of Dilbert Widgets…