KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When Jake Tapper, Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN and host of The Lead, invited Dilbert creator Scott Adams to appear on his show, he expected to have an interesting discussion about Donald Trump. What he didn't expect was an invitation from Adams – to guest-draw the Dilbert strip. The outcome of that conversation will be enjoyed by readers of more than 2,000 newspapers in print and online and on Dilbert.com in the May 23 week of Dilbert comic strips.
"We were chatting during the commercial break before one of these interviews," said Tapper, "and I let it slip that I was a failed cartoonist." Adams, who had been resting his drawing hand, took the hint. "I think readers will enjoy seeing [Tapper's] take on the art, which came out great," said Adams. "He's way better than I expected!"
In fact, before Jake Tapper found success as a journalist, he drew for the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Roll Call, and Washington City Paper, but his artwork was never syndicated – until now.
Tapper's interpretation of Scott Adams' Dilbert will run from May 23 – 28. Readers can expect to see the old Dilbert characters, drawn in Tapper's style, along with Adams' original writing. Best of all, the one-of-a-kind strips will be auctioned off to raise money for Homes for Our Troops, an organization that builds mortgage-free, specially-adapted homes for severely injured veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq. The auction will take place from May 23 – May 30. For additional information, please visit dilbert.com/jake-tapper-auction.
Universal Uclick (UU) is the largest content syndicate in the world and leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, political cartoons, puzzles, columns and other content for print, Web and mobile devices. For additional information, please visit universaluclick.com.
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