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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for March 29, 2020

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    Pointspread  8 months ago

    Nice. Thanks Wiley!

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    Cheapskate0  8 months ago

    Any relation to Calvin’s Spiff? (Or Pascuale’s dream ship in Rose Is Rose?)

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    Bilan  8 months ago

    Tell Jack to stop sniffing the Oblitium Nitrate.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 8 months ago

    Good job Wiley! You’ve aptly depicted the mind of an autistic child. As a child of the 60’s, I grew up in an alternate world of imagination and had limited awareness of reality. There was very little understanding of what was going on with us on the autism spectrum. This is a good start.

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    willispate  8 months ago

    as someone who is born with Autism, I fully support this comic. thank you Wiley.

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    Enter.Name.Here  8 months ago

    Reality is far more than we can possibly imagine. All we know is what our limited biological senses allow us to know.

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    kaffekup   8 months ago

    It reminds me of the last episode of St Elsewhere, my all-time favorite show.

    The entire series was revealed to have been an autistic kid’s daydream as he looked at a building in a snow globe.

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    chief tommy  8 months ago

    How did Jack fix the positioning system? Did Jack provide the fuel?

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    Bryan Farht  8 months ago

    This is just one consequence of authism, but it’s a good start if you want to understand it better.

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    Ron Shannon  8 months ago

    Nor how blessed they are.

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    eguinn47  8 months ago

    Now I understand how my GPS system works

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    Old Crusty  8 months ago

    Beautifully scripted panel showing a caring and loving take about an autistic child. Brought a tear to my eye.

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    freewaydog  8 months ago

    GO AUTISM!!! Way to represent! :D

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    DaBoogadie Premium Member 8 months ago

    Thank~you Wiley, it’s good to be understood in a positive light. I haven’t always experienced that.

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    dflak  8 months ago

    I never gave up daydreaming. Too many adults have.

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    Pickled Pete  8 months ago

    This strip + AshburnStadium’s comment, had me look up ‘Asperger’s Syndrome’ and was quite amazed to find it a close description of Shaun in ‘The Good Doctor’ :

    https://www.healthline.com/health/aspergers-symptoms-in-adults

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    morningglory61 Premium Member 8 months ago

    What’s real anyway?

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    1953Baby  8 months ago

    “Trelane, it’s time to come in now.”

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    Redd Panda  8 months ago

    Has Mr. Miller encountered one of us in his personal life? It would seem so.

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    rs0204 Premium Member 8 months ago

    That was a very sweet strip.

    Because, we may never know the astounding places a special mind might go…does not make those places any less tangible!

    Thank you Wiley

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    JenSolo02  8 months ago

    Beautiful! Thank you, Wiley

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    mizdurble  8 months ago

    Very clever strip.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Just because I’m ignoring the rest of the world it doesn’t mean I am not doing something interesting.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  8 months ago

    Kids, bless them all.

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    MamaBear3  8 months ago

    In honor of National Autism Day, April 2nd. Thank you, Wiley Miller!

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    WGillete  8 months ago

    Beautifully done, Wiley. My son had a form of autism.

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    Linguist  8 months ago

    @dflak

    I have always found it easier to live within my imagination than the imagination of others.

    Thank you Wiley!

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    mourdac Premium Member 8 months ago

    Incredible, Wiley. Thank you.

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    sandpiper  8 months ago

    One of the most touching depiction I can remember. Beautiful

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    wallylm  8 months ago

    I do not understand autism that well but I like the impression done here (the comments certainly support that). Otherwise, never saw Planet 51, but the “Right Stuff, Wrong Planet” tagline fits too (especially if Lost Leonard landed here right now).

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    Durak Premium Member 8 months ago

    This is how I pray that those in comas, or in a locked-in-state, like in the Trumbo book or the Metallica song are.

    The ability to transcend the physical would be a blessing for many.

    Thank you, Wiley. Bless you.

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    momkastner  8 months ago

    Love this

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    wndflower1  8 months ago

    all comments so far seem to be missing the entire point. the point is about autistic kids!

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    COL Crash  8 months ago

    Autism isn’t a disability! It’s a gift of a different perspective than most folks.

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    wbezemek  8 months ago

    It’s a memo to all the people who are currently dealing with their autistic spectrum kids whose daily routines have been disrupted. More anxiety. More seizures in those who have been quiet for months. …

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    williamferry  8 months ago

    My oldest son has autism. This gave me all the feels, and got me thinking, too. Thank you! <3

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    mistercatworks  8 months ago

    Jack’s fixed the alien’s “thing” with a tablet computer? This sounds more like one of the Captain’s stories.

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    Jungfrau  8 months ago

    Makes me think of the great Rod Serling and all those wonderful Twilight Zone episodes !

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    Font Lady Premium Member 8 months ago

    Really makes you wonder about all the anti-vaxers out there that would rather have a dead child than an autistic one.

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    Solaricious Premium Member 8 months ago

    This parallel’s Philip K. Dick’s “The Martian Time-Slip” where the protagonists’ son has autism and is the only one that’s aware of the Martians living on what was thought to be a barren planet. For all of his isolating reality bending perspectives, I thought it was very humanizing of him to consider that what we see as a disability may actually be a special power…

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    tad1  8 months ago

    Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. :)

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    Teto85 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Anybody remember that tv show St.Elsewhere? The big twist was that it was all the imaginings of an autistic little boy.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 8 months ago

    The liberal radio talk-show host Thom Hartmann is a big supporter of the Hunter Academy, named for the hypothesis that ability to focus and tune out distractions was a survival characteristic for our ancestors who had to hunt their food to stay alive.

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    raiderjph3  8 months ago

    Love this..my granddaughter is autistic, and I can relate to this story

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    dtdbiz  8 months ago

    There seems to be something deeper going on here. Wiley is a metaphorical cartoonist and no stranger to confessional. So let me propose this: Leonard is really him and Jack is a child with autism who has intersected his life — a nephew or a friend’s son perhaps? — who helps keep him grounded, particularly through moments of great insecurity. I believe the key is the final line of the strip, where he writes, “Thanks, Jack.” Thoughts?

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    Nuclear Nemesis  8 months ago

    Just shared it on Facebook.

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    Eugeno Premium Member 8 months ago

    I must have had something like this. As a kid I would make up scenes, and try to get other kids to ‘play’ in them, but none of them ever did. I finally realized they couldn’t, because they didn’t ‘see’ it. But, when I discovered theatre, some were more receptive, and tried to, based on their own ‘vision’. Made for some very interesting improvisations.

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    Dr_Fogg  8 months ago

    Reminds me of the Rain Man movie. We know a family with 3 severely autistic kids. The oldest is the worse. Big and violent. Very sad.

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    bakana  8 months ago

    That Jack is a good kid.

    He fixed my car for me once.

    The Engine Computer module was dead, but he did something and it started working again.

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    TimWilliams3  8 months ago

    look up Dr Who car. Looks just like this one

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    TimWilliams3  8 months ago

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 8 months ago

    This is actually really sweet! Thanks, Wiley!

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    hench  8 months ago

    wonderful strip

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    nburk  8 months ago

    very nice……

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