Cartoons are a type of funny illustrations having different meanings usually situation oriented. The word cartoon has been derived from the Italian word Cartone and Dutch word Karton, meaning strong, heavy paper or pasteboard. Randy Glasbergen America's most published cartoonist is famous for his cartoon illustration of varied nature.
Dilbert Cartoons Origin:
Dilbert is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. Dilbert cartoons are popular for their ironic humor about a professionally managed office. Such comic strips usually feature engineer Dilbert as the central character of the theme. Several books, animated television series, computer game, and hundreds of Dilbert-themed merchandise products have been made on Dilbert cartoon character. Dilbert cartoons have become popular worldwide in no time. Nowadays a Dilbert cartoon appears in about 2500 newspapers, in 65 countries and 19 languages having above 150 million readers.
Dilbert Cartoon Themes:
Engineers' personal characters
Usually the central theme of a Dilbert cartoon revolves around the engineer Dilbert and his pet dog. Other different plots originate from the basic theme. Dilbert portrays the modern corporate world in a comic manner. Dilbert is used as the mouth piece of an organized office where employees' skills and efforts are not rewarded. The actual humor emerges when the audience finds the funny characters making absolutely funny decisions. Some common themes explored include
Inefficiency in dating
Attraction to tools and technological products
Peculiarity of style
Boss, Dilbert, Alice, and Wally ineffectual and bad management
Scheduling without reference to reality
Strange cultural habits
Improper understanding of capitalism (and many other themes).
Dilbert Cartoon Awards:
Dilbert cartoon strip has received different awards such as the Adams Award given by the Swedish Academy of Comic Art in 1995. Award for best syndicated strip of 1997. The Max & Moritz Prize as best international comic strip for 1998. The strip also won the Zombie Award for the best comic strip of 1996 and 1997, and the 1997 Good Taste Award as the best strip of 1996.