Computer guy living in California.
Not exactly. He is doing new comics — just very infrequently.
That’s pretty much the definition of “ended prematurely”. :-)
“Dilbert” has been reincarnated (and even “spicier” supposedly). You just have to pay for it now.
See, here’s the thing: RWNJs pull books from libraries, depriving others of their right to read, just because they’re mindless snowflakes who are triggered by anything that makes them think? That is taking away the authors’ freedom of speech (and the would-be readers’ freedom of choice).
It may be taking away readers’ “freedom of choice” (which isn’t a constitutionally guaranteed thing), but it’s not taking away the authors’ freedom of speech. They still wrote their book — and even got it published. And I suspect the books you’re referring to are still available in public libraries, just not school libraries.
As I noted above, nobody is guaranteed a platform — or an audience.
Also, libraries have always “censored” things (in a way) — because they had a budget and couldn’t buy literally everything, so they had to make choices about what they carried. That’s a form of censorship.
They also “censored” based on content. For example, does your public library carry “Playboy” (or “Hustler”)? If not, what’s the difference between not carrying those magazines and not carrying a book that describes an adult having sex with a child?
Dilbert gets pulled from papers & online platforms because people use their economic choices to not support hatred and bigotry? That’s the Free Market at work.
Actually, it wasn’t. People didn’t make the choice to not buy “Dilbert”; some people complained and the publishers took it away. I enjoyed “Dilbert” and would still be reading it today, in spite of Scott Adams’ inarticulate or bigoted comments (depending on your viewpoint), if it wasn’t now behind a paywall.
However, as noted above, nobody took away Adams’ freedom of speech. He’s still creating and publishing “Dilbert” today.
Ironic that his freedom of speech has been taken away by those who purport to support it
No, it wasn’t. He can still “speak”, but nobody is guaranteed a platform to do it from.
I recall reading somewhere that you’re never truly dead until nobody alive remembers you, so your wife’s still got that going for her.
I heard that was what some Jewish people believed. I don’t know if that’s true, though.
There are strips where characters die. You don’t generally think of Pearls like that, but off the top of my head I can recall an orca character many years ago who died. In one of his treasuries Pastis wrote that he regretted killing the orca because he kept thinking of new stories where it could have played a role. Eventually he gave into temptation and brought the orca back. But Rat immediately stopped the action of the strip and demanded that the cartoon version of Pastis explain himself. Cartoon Pastis said “He undied.”
Which was stupid of Pastis. There’s more than one orca in the world. He could have had Ollie the Orca, Oscar the Orca, etc. :-)
@SquidGamerGal They do know about a little device called a flyswatter, right?
But that’s a spider and I don’t think they make “spider swatters”. :-D
They crossed the speech bubbles, so it was a bit confusing.
More like a left-handed compliment. The implication is that most times he does not earn his keep.