Non Sequitur's Wiley Miller Talks Sunday Comics, Danae, and His Creative Processby Charlie Upchurch
A non sequitur is a statement that does not logically follow from the previous argument or statement. It's also the title of that comic, Non Sequitur, that you've seen in newspapers for 26 years, and that somehow maintains an acerbic wit, sharp dialogue, and genuinely funny circumstances ...
But it's not illogical that the strip has seen such success (including winning a Reuben after its first year of syndication), considering that its creator, Wiley Miller, refuses to stick to one circumstance, play with only one set of characters, or choose between a fictional or editorial comic strip.
Miller visited GoComics recently to talk shop about these choices. The topics included, but were not limited to:
1. The conception of spunky, sarcastic Danae (and how she was birthed out of a subplot that parodied Calvin and Hobbes).
2. How Wiley would fight with his brothers over the comics pages, and then trace over Pogo comics.
3. And last, but certainly not least, how he takes note of trends in politics and uses them to predict the future!
That's right, we said it - Wiley may just be a soothsayer for our ages ... but you'll have to watch our video series to learn the details of this beloved creator's history.
Wiley on how an editorial comic about President Trump back in April of 2016 came to life:
Wiley explains how he initially fell in love with comics:
Wiley shares how a Calvin and Hobbes spoof turned into beloved character Danae:
Remember, you can check out fresh content from Non Sequitur every day at GoComics.com!