I do have quite a few comic collections in books, but I guess I'm mostly a Dilbert fan. Since I have his daily calendar on my desk, and subscribe to his daily comic via e-mail. And yes, Mr. Adams certaily deserves a major award for keeping lots of us sane all these years. You just have to laugh sometimes.
What I love about Dilbert is the way it so closely parallels the way my employer works. And probably the way that most employers work. At least once every couple of months you can find one that you can pin on your noticeboard with the caption "Isn't this just SOOO (Insert name of your employer here)??
One of my favorite Dilbert's was back in the dot-com era, when Dilbert's colleague Wally grew a pony tail and started an internet company, and convinced some VC to give him a huge pile of money.
Dilbert asked Wally, "What do you plan to create in your new company, besides some accounting irregularities?"
Wally replied, "That's all I have time for."
My favorite Dilbert is the one where the pointy-haired is talking to Dilbert about some self-perceived management brilliance that's clearly lunacy.
He says to Dilbert, "Do you think I should write a book?"
To which Dilbert replies, "You should trying reading one first."
Adams deserves the National Medal of Freedom some day.
Some of my favorite Dilberts include the character Zimbu the monkey. Take a look at the few pages of cartoons here:
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