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Scott Adams is one of the funniest people you’ll ever run across.  His Dilbert comic strips and books poke good fun at the corporate world because it’s so broken. Scott’s blog is a must read for me as he looks at life through that same demented […]

Scott_draws_dilbertScott Adams is one of the funniest people you’ll ever run across.  His Dilbert comic strips and books poke good fun at the corporate world because it’s so broken. Scott’s blog is a must read for me as he looks at life through that same demented looking glass that produces the Dilbert strips.  A recent post on his blog details his process for creating the comic strip using a Wacom 21SX computer screen on which he draws the comic.  It’s an interesting look at how one of our great cartoonists creates his craft.  One piece of advice for Scott, though.  Use a Tablet PC to draw the strip and save that 47 second commute.

  1. hi. i suspect that he didn’t go the tablet route because there aren’t any 21″ tablets. or are there?

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  2. Interesting fact: Scott Adams switched to digital input due to a peculiar disease called Spasmodic Dysphonia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spasmodic_dysphonia) that prevents the afflicted from exercising certain forms of communication. Scott’s ability to draw on paper was affected, but for whatever reason, drawing on screen was not, so he switched to digital ink. Strange but true.

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  3. Sumo, I remember that now. I read his account back when he posted it and this disease is a very bizarre disease. He’s a remarkable guy.

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  4. I think you guys might be talking about focal dystonia.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focal_dystonia

    Spasmodic dysphonia is a vocal disorder. It looks like he has both conditions, but it is the FD that affects his artwork.

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  5. Wow, he has two conditions that affect his ability to communicate? That’s extra strange, although I would guess the two are related.

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  6. FWIW guys, I draw the syndicated strip, “Over the Hedge”…and eagerly yak (especially when plied with Starbx libations, as JK knows) about the profound, soul-quivering coolness of Tablets with any fellow cartoonist who will tolerate me. I juggle an M200, an ls800 and an M7 through my workday.

    Scott, with whom I share a syndicate (United Features)- but whom I’ve met only briefly (pre-Tablets), will get an earful if we ever occupy contiguous airspace again. Probably not likely anytime soon. Being artists we’re pretty cranky and reclusive, I only rarely go to the National Cartoonist’s confabs… his appearances are even scarcer.

    t

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  7. T, so I guess an introduction to Scott is out of the question then? And to think that’s why I hung out with you. :)

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