Mar 06, 2023
By Christine Ross
Some cartoonists are using their art to address racist remarks by Scott Adams, the creator of the cartoon “Dilbert.”
Cartoonist Darrin Bell says he thought somebody on the comics page should respond to Adams on the comics page.
Bell has transformed his strip “Candorville” which usually features young Black and Latino characters to address Adams’ racism by mimicking the style of “Dilbert” complete with wayward necktie.
In a video last month, Adams -who is white – described Black people as a “hate group.”
In an interview Bell said when somebody goes too far like Scott Adams did, everyone who knows better should stand up and use their First Amendment to draw a line to say that this is unacceptable.
Bell won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for illustrated reporting and commentary.