Note to readers: Times Free Press to discontinue 'Non Sequitur' cartoon

Note to readers: Times Free Press to discontinue 'Non Sequitur' cartoon

February 12th, 2019 by Staff Report in Breaking News

The Times Free Press has decided to discontinue the comic "Non Sequitur" after an expletive was tucked into the version of the cartoon that appeared in Sunday's edition.

The comic, by Wiley Miller, included a barely legible vulgarity in the bottom right corner aimed at President Donald Trump.

The comic is published in hundreds of papers across the country, and several have dropped it because of the inappropriate language used Sunday.

Times Free Press Editor Alison Gerber said the use of such language doesn't adhere to the newspaper's standards.

The syndicate that represents the cartoonist, Andrews McMeel, on Monday, issued an apology for the comic's "vulgar language" and said the language was missed in its editing process.

Miller also apologized, saying he intended to white out the expletive before submitting the work, but forgot to.

Cartoons in the Times Free Press are assembled by a vendor and printed in advance of publication. The comic therefore will still appear in tomorrow's paper and in the Sunday Comics sections for Feb. 17 and Feb. 24. It no longer will appear in the daily newspaper starting Thursday and no longer will appear on Sundays as of March 3.