Dilbert is a highly-read comic strip started in 1989 by cartoonist Scott Adams featuring the office life of character Dilbert and his partners: the scheming Dogbert, Ratbert, Wally, often-angry Alice, the ignorant Pointy-Haired Boss, the genious garbage man, and other minor characters. Dilbert is portrayed as a smart, but often work-avoiding, employee. Wally is usually the same. The only hard-working engineer is Alice, but, despite her efforts, has never gotten a raise or any sort of credit for her work. Asok the Intern first appeared in 1996, and, although he is quick coming up with possible solutions to things, he is still naive of the real cruelties of the business world.
In the beginning, Dilbert and his companions were drawn purely by hand, and mailed off to the syndicate. Soon his work got more technology-related, and as of now, Scott Adams draws with no paper: he uses a Wacom
Cintiq 21UX tablet/screen to draw on Adobe Photoshop
. After, he emailed it to the syndicate. Scott Adams claimed that this technique is much more efficient than his previous ones on the Scott Adams Blog.