Dogbert toby jug produced in China by Treasure Craft of Compton, California, circa 2000. "Dilbert" is an American comic strip written and illustrated by Scott Adams, first published on April 16, 1989. It is known for its satirical office humor about a white-collar, micromanaged office with engineer Dilbert as the title character. The comic strip originally revolved around Dilbert and his "pet" dog Dogbert in their home. Dogbert is Dilbert's dog. He is a sadistic megalomaniac, dreaming to conquer the world and enslave all humanity. He has accomplished this several times. However, he often quickly relinquishes his post due to boredom, someone foiling his chance, his conviction that people do not deserve to have him as leader due to the ongoing peace that results, or his desire to go nap on a soft pillow.