Non Sequitur turns 18 years old

Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur is officially 18 years old (as of yesterday). Here is the debut strip:

A couple of notes about Non Sequitur. It’s one of those strips that makes me wish I didn’t have to wait until the creator dies or retires before a complete volume can be printed.

And My first syndicates strip submission in the late 90’s was a horizontal single panel that put a zany modern spin on historical events. Rejection notes were positive, but if I read between the lines, it was clear it was perceived as a Wiley knock-off, which wasn’t my intention, but the influence was certainly there.

Congratulations Wiley. Well done.

10 thoughts on “Non Sequitur turns 18 years old

  1. Somebody certainly could make money by chronologically reprinting Non Sequitur. I would love to see larger versions of the strips.

    I don’t want to wait until anybody dies, just in case it’s me that does the dying.

  2. Non Sequitur continues to be one of the best written and designed strip/panels out there today. I would say that even if Wiley wasn’t paying me a generous stipend.

  3. Congratulations to Wiley! A cartoonist who doesn’t just sit back, but continues to chart new territory! Well done, sir!

    Mark T

  4. I’m with Stephen. Speaking as a fan who gets his Wiley fix mostly from Non Sequitur reprint books, I would LOVE to see a high quality hardback collection of his work!

  5. Congratulations, Wiley. I just wish all your fine pen work was more visible in our paper–the Charleston WV Gazette seems to think that comics readers are also stamp collectors–the strips are so small! I really would like to see your strip and Prince Valiant about twice as large as they now appear.

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