Provocation is in the eyes of the editor

27 April 2007

There used to be a guy called “RegretIyer in Bangalore not too long ago, a man who had immortalised all the rejection slips he had accumulated as a writer and cartoonist, in his name. Wonder what he would make of this one.

Scott Adams, the creator of hugely syndicated Dilbert, this week had the mortification of having one of his cartoon strips rejected by United Media, the company that syndicates his work. Reason: the editors found Alice‘s pose provocative. They asked Adams to redraw the cartoon, and he did.

Moral of the story: Provocation is in the eyes of the editor, and even the best understand.

Cartoons courtesy: Scott Adams / The Dilbert Blog

Read Scott Adams’ take on the issue: Chair Butt

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