Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller
Type: Comic Strip
Non Sequitur is Wiley Miller's wry look at the absurdities of modern life. A hit with millions of fans, the strip is syndicated in more than 700 newspapers. Non Sequitur has won four National Cartoonists Society divisional awards, the most prestigious prize in cartooning. It is the only comic strip to win the coveted award in its first year of syndication and the only one to ever win in both the best comic strip and best comic panel categories.
Meet the Cast of Non Sequitur
- Danae Danae's trademark skull-in-a-heart T-shirt perfectly reflects her innate cynicism. Always ready to see the dark side of life, she wages war against the world by constantly pushing the limits of what society deems acceptable behavior -- pushing all the way to the vice principal's office.
- Lucy Danae's lovable pet horse, a pygmy Clydesdale with attitude who patiently tries to point out the absurdities of Danae's many schemes, but loyally follows along, just to be sure no one gets hurt.
- Joe Looking for love and a paycheck, underemployed former talk-radio host and single father Joe Pyle has moved back home to Maine with his two girls, Danae and Kate.
- Kate Danae's sunny little sister is everything her sister isn't -- optimistic, self-assured and content.
- Capt. Eddie A dyed-in-the-wool Down Easter, Capt. Eddie is a regular at the local Off-Shore Diner, where he generously shares the wisdom of his vast and varied experience as a Maine lobsterman whether his audience wants to hear it or not.
Wiley Miller's background as an editorial cartoonist comes through loud and clear in Non Sequitur. He has an editorialist's talent for sharp observation of the political and social landscape and low tolerance for spin. Non Sequitur is a thinking man's cartoon -- those living under a rock need not bother.
Wiley uses two approaches to his work: single cartoons that stand alone trade off weeks in the spotlight with storylines and recurring characters, especially a cynical tyke named Danae and her long-suffering extended family. All deliver an acid wit that readers respond to with enthusiastic applause.