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Clare

Great! Thank you very much for the pictures! I've been asking for ages what colour your cat is, the other day I learnt her name, and now I get the whole picture. Thank you again. (Nice to see you too of course).

David Bain

Fascinating! I have a similar daily routine. However I don't make people laugh and I don't make lots of money. Where am I going wrong?

kristopher

"Good luck" definitely deserves a "5." before it :)

Tanmay

Hi, Thanks for sharing the photos. I have recently joined the fan club. I used to read dilbert but very less often. Here in India (Mumbai) there are not many dailies that print your art but I would love to see a lot of Dilbert so I have recently become a regular at your website. Also I love watching your cartoons on the complete DVD set that I have recently got.

Thanks, Keep sketching and writing.

Pradeep Aeri

The key points like using Photoshop as light box and working on double the size of regular 300 dpi print resolution while working with stylus directly onto the screen are good tips.

Though blackberry, bannana, cat and coke are no less contributors when it comes to personal recipe for a strip creation as popular as Dil Bert. I love it... ofcource the Dil Bert.

Mark

Your mention of the Wacom screen made me think of the bad guys desk in the movie Tron! Have you ever thought of locking away any of your minions, helpless, inside your computer? Just think software doesn't take up space, or get paid. If their plaintive wails ever got too annoying you could amuse yourself by re-nice-ing the heck out of them or by issuing a kill -STOP command. Employee trying to email for help, change his permissions. Wanna take them out to lunch, load them onto a PDA and watch them virtually drool. Being evil is so much fun! :D

Sorry, the terminal is one of my favorite apps under Mac OS. BTW, if you're not a Unix geek 'renice' changes a programs priority on the CPU, and 'kill -STOP' freezes a program till you revive it with 'kill -CONT'.

Will

Awesome blog post. Thanks for the little slice of your (home office) life.

christine

I really enjoyed this post and I loved the pictures. Thank you for sharing and making me laugh!! My two cats enoyed it as well.

Alex Hallatt

Your office is neat! In fact it looks more like an office from a Dilbert character, rather than a cartoonist's studio.

Alex
Cartoonist for Arctic Circle

kate

this was so sweet! thanks for the visual to go with your posts . . . now you are even better than tv :)

JST

Wow, fun post. Thanks for yet another glimpse into how you do your thing.
As for all of the people asking why you don't just have a home office - I think I understand. Having an office that is completely seperate from your home (even if it is (wisely) not much of a commute) gives a small but important psychological seperation between work and home life. If I was in a similar situation, I'd probably do much the same thing.

brian

Damn you and your prefect life!

*shakes fist ineffectually*

g

Thanks a lot for the insight. It was really interesting to see how you work! Btw, Saraha is cute!

Enova

This was a tremendous post. But to the things you listed as requirements, I would add a few more: brilliance, acerbic wit, perspicacity, a jones for incongruity, chutzpah, and Alice's "don't mess with me" attitude. All of which seem to be in abundance here.

SukiNnian the Ocicat & Simba the Silver Tubby

Great to see Sarah again for the first time in - what years now? at that time I was using an iMac - Whereas Freddie is missed very much.

Thank you and the brilliant photographer (Shelly?).

Andrew P

Two things:

1. The aspartame comment is completely incorrect; there has NEVER been a legitimate study that shows that it is bad for you. There was a media report complaining that it degrades into formaldehyde, but the truth is that Scott would have to drink 500 Diet Cokes to get the amount of formaldehyde present in an orange.

As far as I'm concerned, until we have concrete data of any form on aspartame, it's just as likely to be an immortalyzing agent as it is to be a killifying one.


2. I second the Larry David comment. I'm not sure why I don't see anyone else agreeing.

Andrew P

Two things:

1. The aspartame comment is completely incorrect; there has NEVER been a legitimate study that shows that it is bad for you. There was a media report complaining that it degrades into formaldehyde, but the truth is that Scott would have to drink 500 Diet Cokes to get the amount of formaldehyde present in an orange.

As far as I'm concerned, until we have concrete data of any form on aspartame, it's just as likely to be an immortalyzing agent as it is to be a killifying one.


2. I second the Larry David comment. I'm not sure why I don't see anyone else agreeing.

Simon Allen

You did a really good job on pretending to draw Dilbert. The way in which your hand is poised over the screen is really convncing.

But, obviously, Dilbert is computer generated. I know this as a fact beccause he is a a high technology guru and gurus always insist on being omputer generated, to maintain their purity.

It was clear that you were liying because, in image 135, you are shown to be Sinister.

Millbert

Diet Coke is too foamy. You can't drink it fast without eructation interruptus.

Thmz

Thanks Scott, that was cool!

Rich Diesslin

Cool Scott. That's how I do it too, so I guess I should be syndicated by now ;) I use the wacom intuos 2 tablet, but otherwise the process is the same. I feel better now, since on my other favorite blog their are some rather elitist cartoonist that think the manual process is the only way to go. Anyway, love the strip ... keep up the great work. I was in the information systems consulting business for 20+ years and Dilbert was always so close to reality!

ClaudeInMontreal

So many people think your cat is lucky...sounds like they want to be pet by Scott Adams too...

AngryLabRat

Thanks for the look into your process. Very interesting.

Scott Hahn

So, is your office building actually another building in your housing development? What do you use the other rooms in that building for?

Al

Why don't you just convert a room of your house into an office. This would eliminate the 47 seconds of walking and also the time it takes to put on the sandals. These are clearly non value added steps and I just took my six sigma training where I learned that without these steps, you would make more money.
Also... Sarah the office cat could sleep with you and from my experience with animals... this makes them happier.

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