Dilbert creator Scott Adams announced on his blog this February that Justin Thompson had been chosen from about 80 cartoonist applicants to draw Mike Belkin’s 2005-launched comic. (Belkin would continue to write “Unfit.”) But the handing over of the art duties never took place.
“The official answer from Mike is that the intended collaboration with Justin ‘didn’t work out.’ Mike decided to leave cartooning instead,” said Adams, when contacted yesterday by E&P. “No one was more surprised than I was. I saw some of their collaborative samples and I think it would have been a top-five comic within a few years.”
A United spokesperson said “Unfit” will end May 28. After that, United’s Comics.com might post reruns of the strip.[/quote]
Unfit is one of my favourite strips alongside Dilbert, Get Fuzzy and Pearls Before Swine.