Q&A on the News

Q: What happened to the character renderings in “Dilbert?” They seem weird and no longer fit the characters.

—Shel Miller, Doraville

A: CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper drew the "Dilbert" cartoons for the week of May 23.

Creator Scott Adams wrote six panels for the week and Tapper, who described himself as a “failed cartoonist” in a CNN.com article, illustrated them. Tapper also has drawn cartoons for Roll Call, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.

Adams invited Tapper to draw “Dilbert” after appearing on his show, “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”

Tapper’s original “Dilbert” artwork was auctioned and raised more than $10,000 for Homes for Our Troops, he tweeted Sunday night. Homes for Our Troops constructs “mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured veterans,” hfotusa.org states.

Adams took time off from drawing “Dilbert” earlier this year. Guest artists drew the cartoon for about six weeks.

He said that he hadn’t taken a break from drawing the comic in “about three years.”

Q: How much is Fredi Gonzalez getting paid for not working and for how long?

—Paul Barry, Marietta

A: Gonzalez, the former Braves' manager, will be paid through the remainder of his contract, which expires at the end of this season.

Gonzalez, who was in his sixth season, was fired on May 17.

His contract was extended in July 2015 through the 2016 season.

Details of MLB managerial salaries aren’t readily available.

Andy Johnston with Fast Copy News Service wrote this column; AJC writer David O’Brien contributed. Do you have a question? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).