Dang. When I color the bear in, the color doesn’t stay on the bear.
Another weekend where Wiley couldn’t think of something, eh?
It’s another one of those Wiley bear traps!
“Leonardo … wrote in the margin of a journal, ‘The Medici made me and the Medici destroyed me.’” Hm. Speaking of marginal notations …
I tried coloring it, but every time I moved the cursor, the color moved too.
I like the Vitruvian Bear. Any chance for a t-shirt?
On the second frame, with all the inventions, did anybody else see what I saw scribbled in the lower right hand corner? I couldn’t make out the first line but the second and third lines, if I read them correctly, made me laugh so loud, I hope I didn’t wake the neighbors!
Another great strip.
Yay! I’ve been waiting for the coloring bear page for months! I especially love the Mona Bearista.
“Look for the bear necessities…”
Where can I post the result?
I’m thinkin’ it should be the Beara Lisa…
Did we really need to go there?
If this were a similar dis of former President Obama, there would be such an outcry to either have this comic put in the political section or banned outright. Such a double standard. TDS runs amok.
Can’t read his writing. Is it cursive? Or Hebrew? Or greek? Maybe cuneiform?
My sentiments exactly.
I wonder if that appears in the print versions of this strip.
Like so many not making millions, he probably will get a smaller return or owe more this year.
too bad you cannot print just the comic out without having to pay for it
The Beara Lisa’s eyes seem to always follow me…
Square the bear.
And remember folks, before printing off comic strips and sharing them with the kiddies to color, make sure to check the fine print. In due consideration of my grandchildren’s vocabulary, I’m passing on this one.
GAH! NOW I HAVE MAGIC MARKER ALL OVER MY WIFE’S COMPUTER SCREEN!
What happened to that on Sunday only storyline about the silent fellow with powers and the girl trying to save him?
Fun for the whole family. Parents get the paper kids get the drawing. Thank.
Love it, Wiley! I simply love your work!
Every time I get my hand near the bear’s mouth I notice a piece of me is missing. Love those Wiley Bears!
Well, now I have crayon on my Kindle.
Everyone seems to have missed the obvious question. How do you clean the crayons off the screen after you’ve colored the picture?
Wiley, I love you!
Congratulations, Wiley, for getting an important message past the censors. The resistance continues!
What color is bearnaise sauce?
A, the exquisite Mona Ursa.
when I read Bearnaissance, my mind translated it to bearnaise sauce. I thought the bears were becoming fancy chefs for a second or two.
Next Sunday: Sculpting With Bearnini…
I’m starting to think that this guy’s got a thing for bears! (I could be wrong) ; 0
Somewhere in this Great Nation, a Comics Censor found itself suddenly unemployed. You rock, Wiley.
Trump disgusts me, too, but hiding a Go F Yourself message in the comics is sophomoric.
. . . does anyone know how to get permanent markers stains off of my note book? I think, maybe, that I should have printed it out first? Dang! :(
Now, that’s the size the Mona Lisa should be!
Aaaand, once again, the winner is … Walt Kelly. “We have met the enemy and he is us.”
The German people did not drive the rags of Julius Streicher (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Streicher) off the newsstands, and Streicher into bankruptcy. The American people have not driven Ann Coulter (to name one) off the media and into bankruptcy. Business Rule 1: The Customer Is Always Right. Rule 2: If the Customer is Wrong, See Rule 1. What have YOU purchased (directly or indirectly) today?
@CAROLE, Well, I can distinctively read part of “We respectably request that u go G F ur. . .lf #*%ump” But I’ve been wrong many times before
The Wiley Bears have their own history too. Too bad they find us so yummy.
Leonardo da Vinci would write backwards with his left hand. Hold it up to a mirror. It actually says, “Continue the great work, Mr. President”.
Getting too cheap to color his toons, I see. Wanting the kids and those in second childhoods to do the work for him. A cushy life to be had by some.
I guess I thought it says stirrups since that’s what it’s pointing at. But, the other theory might just hold water.
Guess Monday we’ll see how many papers DROP this strip. Ashame though cause its good.
Saw that ;o)
I wonder if we would have seen all this tolerance for disrespect if it was put where it belongs with AOC, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schummer, or best of all President Obama. That’s where that comment deserves to be pointed.
This is why I dropped Non Funny several years ago. Be funny or be political. I like both. Don’t pretend to be one to slip in jabs with the other.
The Butler Eagle’s loss. GREAT Political Cartooning as always by Wiley.
Sad, so sad…
And one candyass newspaper is dropping Wiley.
Thank you Butler Eagle… kinda pathetic… you’re obviously not witty or creative enough to be Doonesbury or Bloom County, Wiley… so please don’t try.
It appears he did what he suggested to himself. His strip is getting dumped by outlets!
This is how a cartoon becomes news. Hope youknowwho gets it.
Any chance to get a poster of the original?
While I can’t say the hidden Trump message was a great idea, it definitely served to expose the lameness of the Butler Eagle. But this comes as no surprise to me as I’ve personally seen this newspaper sensor out well-written, respectable “letters to the editor” that apparently did not agree with their philosophy.
I see the rude comment has been removed. I know one paper dropped him. Where there others?
Where is the original, un-edited comic? This one has been CENSORED by some nitwits.
See where a newspaper dropped you for a insulting and disgusting comment. I will drop you too, bye bye!!
I see the whitewashed edition as replaced the original one.
They censored this in the drawing showing now. where is free speech?
Why is necessary to drag politics into everything!
Hmmm… according to the news, and the change in the cartoon since yesterday, it seems Wiley has either self-censored or been censored, thanks to the overreaction of self-righteous or pathologically conservative types.
I came here to see what the hub-bub was all about and gocomics erased the part everyone was talking about. :-(
Is the online version on GoComics the later, “edited” version? ‘cuz I don’t see it.
The Comments section will be 1000% Improved is all the Trumpanzees keep their promises to never visit again.
Sadly, I’m sure they will Not because they are Trolls and Trolls gotta Troll.
Saw that Wiley was catching some flack for this strip so signed up as Premium on Go Comic. I can’t make a paper run a strip but I can send my money to those who do.
I saw it…saved my Sunday paper from the Butler Eagle and now will proudly frame it…the cartoon. Love it!
For those who care, the unedited version of the second panel.
I don’t see the sick burn, but I heard it’s there… Go wiley!
The last four presidents did such a poor job for so many millions of voters, that we deserve this president. Think about that the next time someone is admiring 0bama, the Bushes, or Clinton.
Thanks Wiley!!! What many of us would love to say!
I say, “thank you, Wiley, for courage and cleverness”. I applaud your Easter egg and will keep you in my “favorites” list. (And, lucky for me, we get a real paper Sunday paper, so I have an original version to keep.)
This poor cartoonist just can not get over the fact that lying Hillary lost.
I can only hope it does indeed say that. Freedom of press and all. Actually, it’s not spelled out, it’s inferred. You see anything there, you’re looking for it. :-)
Yea! I love the art reference ones. My only suggestion was it should have been written backwards, as Leonardo would have.
Pity the original has been pulled. Only the redneck bible belt & the hate brigade would be offended by it.
Oh, very clever! Ha. Ha. Ha. Of course, the artist might have wanted to consider that the people who actually subscribe to newspapers that print comics are likely to be less than amused and that one newspaper has already dumped the comic because of this, but what the heck. All in good fun and when the “Dump Wiley” movement catches on and he’s dropped by the syndicate, he can giggle all the way to the unemployment office.
Im a little dissapointed that they edited/censored the comic to get rid of the trump text
You’re an ass, Miller.
But I’m also very confused about the people above complaining about censoring. It’s still clearly there on my screen.Not happy about the language showing up on a comics page, though. :/
gee, and i USED TO read this tripe out of sympathy. guess I’ll correct that.
good job – cheap shot – lost fan. FYI – the cartoon really isnt that funny
I think you’ve overdone this bear thing……..getting very boring.
Extremely disappoint in MyComics censoring this comic. “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” And censoring everyone who doesn’t agree with the flag-wrapped cross carriers.
I am sad to see that my newspaper is dropping Wiley Non-Sequitur because of the words about Trump. I may have to drop my newspaper. At least I still can see it here on the internet.
The worst part is GoComics editing it. I am really bummed about that…is there another comics page that DOESN’T censor? We’re all supposedly adults here….
Wiley creates a coloring page, and places profanity in it… and in the only section that Kids frequent… Class act, Wiley, Class act.
The “F” word doesn’t belong in a comic that’s read by children. Wiley is welcome to his political opinion, but he should have kept that word to himself.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press put an apology in today’s paper, I say truth in comics !!!
I was gonna say c’mon Wiley, enough with the bears…then I saw the news from Russia. Sheesh!
Can bearly contain my excitement.
Note to all, don’t waste your time looking for the note in the corner the comments all refer to. This comic has been CENSORED, the item scribbled in the corner has been excised from the version on here.
SHAME to gocomics! Either keep the comic in original form, put up a placeholder saying the comic has been pulled, or a visible notice up top saying that this Feb. 10 comic was updated Feb. 11. Please keep the book 1984 in mind; in today’s electronic world, it’s a dangerous precedent to decide it’s OK to modify existing, dated, comics, articles, etc. without at least providing a notice on the page that it’s been done. Obviously not a big deal for one comic, but imagine trying to look through some historical archive only to find (like in 1984) that the articles are all a little different each time you go back to look.
Oh no. They took out the scribbling in the lower right hand corner. Fortunately, some newspapers pointed it out previously. Glad I didn’t miss the punch line. Urp.
I see nothing in the lower right hand corner. what am I missing?
GoComics, did you edit out the controversial scribbling in this comic? Because I’ve seen it in articles about this comic, but coming here to see it for myself, it is gone!
Mr. Limp does and says worse every day. What was suggested in this comic, he does to everyone, everyday.
The News and Observer in Raleigh, NC has dropped Non Sequitor as of 2/18 after one of the readers complained.
DAMMIT, WILEY! Your comic is the one I look forward to and save for last to read! NOW WHAT? Are you going to set up something so we can continue to follow you? For a small fee, maybe? C’mon…now that you got us hooked, you can’t just dump us cold turkey!
Saying out loud what many think…Well done.
Non sequitur is one of the few comics with something worthwhile to say, and says it with style and sometimes subtlety. And in this case, to cite The Bard, “Much Ado About Nothing.” The whole foo-rah reminds me of Charles Schultz introducing an obviously Black character, Franklin, into the strip a few years ago. Some papers howled, demanding Schultz remove Franklin post-haste or they would drop the strip. Schultz, to his credit, told ’em, Go Ahead; Franklin stays. Thanks, Wiley, for the insights, the witty commentary, and backbone.
I just saw that the Boston Globe has dropped “Non Sequitur” ! Dumb! Apparently readers commented enough about ‘inappropriate’ scribbles that they couldn’t really make out that it bothered the Editors. 1. If someone has to go hunting for things about which to be offended, I cannot take them seriously.2. “Inappropriate” is a useless term in an era where the entire staff of the Executive Branch is under investigation, indicted, or already convicted for criminal acts and exhorting others to violence.3. I may just drop my long time Globe subscription.
Wiley – KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
Enlarged as much as possible, I cannot read any of the “text” scribbled in the second frame. But my newspaper, the Sacramento Bee (CA), has just cancelled this strip because of a “profane phrase” aimed at Trump. What is there?
Want to voice my support for Wiley and one of my favorite comics. I couldn’t be more disappointed that the LA Times has reacted to this tempest in a teapot by pulling Non Sequitur.
I can’t see anything, which is frustrating! My paper, the Sacramento Bee, is pulling NonSequitur because of a non-PC comment. I thought they said it was in last Friday’s comic, but I couldn’t find it. I hate when I miss the good stuff!
Indianapolis Star is dropping Wiley. Guess it is time to drop the Star. Only thing worth reading is Non Sequitur and the Pacers coverage. Oh well, cheaper to read on-line anyways.
Mr. Miller, my heartfelt thanks and support for your original version. I’m sorry that this has cost you so much grief and bad press: I may just now cancel my “subscriptions” to those newspapers who have dropped your comic. It is their oversight, after all, which allowed this “unconscionable” heresy to be published and offend my sensitive nature, and these paper should be dropped summarily. Thanks for your good work, Mr. Miller.
Wonderful ! Wiley I salute. you.
Wow, some people get offended easily.
I see a lot of papers dumping the strip. Sneaking in secret messages violates the faith editors have that material they are paying for is exactly what it appears to be. They can’t be sure that Wiley Miller won’t do it again.
At almost 68, Wiley Miller is a gifted artist and, obviously, a crafty, intelligent and savvy cartoonist who’s been pouring a considerable amount of his time into creating Non Sequitur for more than a quarter century. He knows precisely what he’s about, and I suspect the controversial novelty he employed in this particular edition of the strip may be a clever tactical measure to force himself and Non Sequitur — which surely must demand excruciating effort and energy to produce — into retirement. If so, Wiley, you have my best wishes. I’ll miss you, but you’ve certainly earned some ease for a change.
This particular comic got this strip banned by the Columbus Dispatch because of the aforementioned comment in the lower right corner. I guess the Dispatch has no sense of humor. After all, they publish comments by Trump, and everyone knows what a potty mouth Doofus Donnie can be.
Guess I’m going to have to come to this site to read it now. Too bad!
I am still disappointed that the original 2/10/19 comic was removed. If you review the original strip though the COMPLETELY LEGIBLE text is debatable. I will post my initial impression of the text below. It would seem Wiley is being held responsible for us filling in the blanks of semi-legible scribble.
was the Trump comment removed from GoComics?
I was away on business this past week and, while I had seen the comic when originally printed in my local papers (and Washington Post), I missed the “scribbling”. I got back home to find that both of the print papers I get, the Boston Globe and Nashua (NH) Telegraph, dropped the strip (though both had printed it.) I gather that their editors had also missed the text. Ah well….
I loved the original and saved it. The wrong wing has so many “snowflakes”. :-)
I CAN’T SEE A THING in that frame. So all the papers took away a perfectly good cartoon for nothing. In fact I would rather have MALLARD FILLMORE removed for being biased the other way and for just not being funny. So instead the papers support censorship and the choice to be offended. And don’t give me the line of a paper is a family paper. There is not a single cartoon in the paper produced for the kids. Not to mention how many kids actually read the paper.
I looked and looked and couldn’t find the “vulgar language.” Even with a magnifying glass! He apologized, give him another chance! I love this comic!
I missed the whole controversy originally…. but It appears the phrase has been edited out of the image here
Has the offending message been removed or blurred? I’m not seeing it.
The Tacoma newspaper just announced they were replacing the strip with the cutting edge, and controversial (not!) strip Nancy” C.1922. Their excuse is the comic was shipped in by a third party and they didn’t screen it for content.
I miss the original.
I missed it what did it say.
Unless this too has been censored, I couldn’t see it.
Dang, can’t believe this happened.
I stand with the people who only see chicken scratch. If there is an insult directed at the POTUS I sure can’t see it. It seems obvious that my newspaper along with many others in the country are owned by a billionaire friend of Trump. I’m 71 years old .. please don’t make me read Nancy. I had my fill of that comic when I was a kid!!
The original panel:
Enough talk. Let’s act.
I’m going to find a list of violating newspapers and inundate them with complaints about them dropping the strip. I have stamps and I’m not afraid to use them.
Additionally, although Wiley is likely inundated with email at the moment, it’s good tonote that PayPal will deliver cash rewards/donations to email@example.com
I’m sending $10 right now.
Don’t just stand there, DO SOMETHING! make a difference.
It’s like anything else, if the ones in power like it, (including their associate believers,) then it’s OK. If the ones in power don’t like it then your screwed.I voted for Trump but what I’m getting is most certainly not what I voted for, I was hoodwinked! The only way that Trump can deal with adversaries is to result to name calling. (But that’s OK because Trump says so.)The base line standard today is either greed or lies……
At lease he’s genuine……
I miss Wiley in my paper, the LA times, so much. I know I can follow on this site, but I’d have much rather Trump been eliminated from the paper. I have the original Sunday comics section from 2/10. Might frame it.
It go met the strip canceled in our local paper. I miss it.
It would be nice if it were possible to scribble some class – but that’s above Wiley’s pay grade.
Looks like it has been deleted
aah… too bad, history has changed before our very eyes. The “offending” phrase has disappeared from the online cartoon. You have to go to blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2019/02/obscene-message-in-comic-strip/to find a copy of the original.
I happen to (and still do) like NS and Trump. Our country has completely lost its sense of humor; every comment is a slur, an offense, or a… Word’s aren’t obscene… except in the eye of the reader! All you fellators lighten up out there.
I’ve been sharing for two years, since this one was published and our newspaper dropped non sequitur. I managed to get my hands on the paper version, too. What a tempest in the teapot, and look where we are now. EFF Tr*mp.
For those looking for the profane message, GoComics has removed it. The message was “Fondly, go f&(% yourself, Trump.”
we love yo wiley,
oh yes we doo o o
and we will always
be true to you!
when you’re not with us,
we’re bluu u u e
oh wiley we love you!
The current image has been revised. I did a screen capture on the day this was published. It is as timely now as it was then.
February 16, 2022