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Talk about stupid, thin-skinned, fucked-in-the-head Americans, eh?


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« on: February 14, 2019, 01:19:52 pm »


Oooooooh … the Los Angeles Times has ceased publishing Wiley Millar's Non Sequitur because of something rude in Sunday's Leonardo BearVinci: The Bearaissance comic strip (basically telling Donald J. Trump to “go fuck yourself”). Talk about thin-skinned, narrow-minded, moralising Americans, eh? No wonder they end up with a stupid fuckwit leader such as Donald J. Trump.

Here is the comic strip in question, posted at a considerably larger size than I would normally post it…






This is the note in Wednesday's print edition of the Los Angeles Times in the spot where Non Sequitur would normally be…




Can't see the insult aimed at America's President Dumb, the emperor with no clothes 'cause you're a stupid, dumb Trump-supporter without a functioning brain?

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 01:32:00 pm »


from The Washington Post…

A cartoonist inserted a vulgar anti-Trump message in his comic strip.
These papers aren't laughing.


The Butler Eagle said the decision to revoke the comic had more to do with profanity than politics.

By KAYLA EPSTEIN and MICHAEL CAVNA | 8:30AM EST — Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Then President-Elect Donald J. Trump talks to members of the media after a meeting with military leadership at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, in December 2016. — Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post.
Then President-Elect Donald J. Trump talks to members of the media after a meeting with military leadership at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach,
Florida, in December 2016. — Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post.


AT FIRST GLANCE, Sunday's “Non Sequitur” comic strip just showed bears dressed up like Leonardo da Vinci. The syndicated strip opens with Bear-Vinci holding a picture of a Virtruvian Bear. It ends with the ursine artist painting a Mona Lisa, who is also, you guessed it, a bear. They are all characters in the “Bearaissance”, and the format invites readers to color in the drawings.

But much like Leonardo himself, Wiley Miller, whose work often tackles politics and has occasionally drawn controversy, inserted a secret message into his latest work. Hidden at the bottom right corner of the second panel, beneath a drawing of the Italian inventor's flying machine, a semi-legible scribble appeared to read, “Go f--- yourself Trump.”

Miller has since apologized, saying he never intended for the public to see the statement. On Monday, multiple newspapers said they dropped the comic.

The Butler Eagle, a family-owned newspaper north of Pittsburgh, decided to pull the strip after an irate reader alerted the newspaper.

“One of our readers has a young daughter who reads the comics. This family sits down with this comic, and they stumble across this hidden message,” Ron Vodenichar, the paper's publisher and general manager, told The Washington Post.

He said the newspaper has been publishing the comic for a few years and received “Non Sequitur” in a package with other syndicated comic strips that was already laid out. The decision to pull the comic, Vodenichar said, was about the profanity and “has nothing to do with who it was aimed at.”

The Butler Eagle was not alone in their decision. On Tuesday morning, Andrews McMeel Syndication, which publishes “Non Sequitur” confirmed that at least a dozen client newspapers had dropped the strip.

Dallas Morning News editor Mike Wilson accused Miller of going “around his editors and even his own syndicate to publish something he must have known we wouldn't accept.”

“We'll have no trouble finding a better way to spend the $8,000 we would've paid for that strip,” Wilson said.

According Andrews McMeel Syndication, “Non Sequitur” goes out to more than 700 newspapers, including The Washington Post, which ran Sunday's comic in print and online. A spokesperson for The Post did not immediately comment.

The company apologized for the “vulgar language” in a statement Monday.

“We are sorry we missed the language in our editing process,” Andrews McMeel Syndication said. “If we had discovered it, we would not have distributed the cartoon without it being removed. We apologize to ‘Non Sequitur's’ clients and readers for our oversight.”

Miller, who frequently criticizes President Trump on his Twitter feed, says he forgot all about the scribbled profanity until Sunday.

“When I opened the paper on Sunday morning and read my cartoon, I didn't think anything of it, as I didn't notice the scribbling that has now caught fire,” Miller said in a statement to The Post, noting that the scribble had been done several weeks ago at a time when he was frustrated by a White House action and forgot to remove it.

“It was not intended for public consumption, and I meant to white it out before submitting it, but forgot to. Had I intended to make a statement to be understood by the readers, I would have done so in a more subtle, sophisticated manner,” he said.

But on Sunday, he still teased the “Easter egg” in the “Non Sequitur” comic on Twitter, inviting people to look for a message.


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Some of my sharp-eyed readers have spotted a little Easter egg from Leonardo Bear-Vinci. Can you find it?

GoComics.com, which hosts Miller's comics, had replaced the original cartoon with a version without the Trump insult by Monday afternoon.

This is not the first time a cartoonist has come under scrutiny for their political work in the Trump era. Last year, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fired editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers, who had been critical of the president in his work. The move earned a rebuke from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, though a spokesman for the Post-Gazette insisted to The Washington Post the firing had “little to do with politics, ideology or Donald Trump.”

Editorial cartoonists such as Bill Bramhall, Ann Telnaes, Tom Toles, Mike Luckovich and others frequently comment on the Trump administration through their art.

Miller's comics often carry a political message. A July 2016 comic depicted a character wearing KKK robes emblazoned with the message “I'm with Trump.”

Non Sequitur” won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 2014. Launched in 1992, the comic has gone through several iterations since.

“I developed the strip to go into any direction my creativity would take me,” he told The Post in a 2014 interview. It's “very open-ended. It's like creating a new strip all the time.”

“I'm always trying to push things,” when it came to his art form, he said. “I haven't had to apologize yet.”

Miller has faced controversy before for his work. In 2010, some newspapers decided not to run one of his cartoons depicting Muhammad, the founder of Islam who is seen as a prophet and holy figure by members of the religion. (The Washington Post ran the edition online but not in print.)

“All I can do is surmise that the irony of their being afraid to run a cartoon that satirizes media's knee-jerk reaction to anything involving Islam bounced right of their foreheads. So what they've actually accomplished is, sadly, [to] validate the point,” he told The Post at the time.

On Monday, however, Miller was more apologetic. “In all that time, I have never done anything like this, nor do I intend to do so in the future,” he said.

His apology did not sway the editors at The Columbus Dispatch, who canceled the comic strip and said that they “must be able to trust that the people who provide content to The Dispatch will uphold the high standards we have set for this newspaper.”

“Wiley Miller has lost our trust. Therefore, we will not publish his work going forward.”


__________________________________________________________________________

Kayla Epstein is a multi-media journalist at The Washington Post who uses traditional reporting as well as social media and open journalism to tell stories and engage readers. She previously worked for The Guardian US, where she worked in support of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that broke the National Security Agency stories and later spearheaded the audience efforts for the Counted project. Kayla joined The Post in 2016 as a social media editor embedded with the National desk. She covered the 2016 presidential election using social media and emerging platforms, and was a member of the team that won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Social Media for its campaign coverage. She focuses on applying her digital journalism skills to an array of topics, including politics, national and breaking news, technology, and more.

• Writer-artist-recovering-syndicated-cartoonist Michael Cavna is a man of many hyphenates. His articles on visual artists and comic art/illustration have been recently honored by the national Society for Features Journalism, the National Headliner Awards and the international Harvey Awards. Cavna is creator of The Washington Post's Comic Riffs online column, which has twice been named the best newspaper blog in the country by the Society for Features Journalism. A San Francisco native and University of California at San Diego graduate, Cavna wrote the main text for the Eisner Award-nominated anthology book Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson's. Cavna's “Wise Up” cartoon launched the viral #Draw4Atena campaign in 2015 on behalf of jailed Iranian artist Atena Farghadani. He is also emcee and co-programmer of the Library of Congress/National Book Festiva's Graphic Novel Pavilion. “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz once told Cavna at a black-tie awards dinner: “You do funny things”; to this day, he does not know for sure whether Schulz was referring to Cavna's syndicated comic Warped (Universal Uclick) or to his tragically askew cummerbund.

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Related to this topic:

 • Non Sequitur’ creator wins big at ‘the Golden Globes of comics’


https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/02/11/cartoonist-hid-vulgar-anti-trump-message-his-comic-strip-this-paper-isnt-laughing
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Boo hoo hoo … Trump-supporters are such a bunch of thin-skinned pussies and crybabies.

Basically, they are yellow-bellied cowards, just like Cadet Bone Spurs himself.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2019, 12:55:10 pm »


Cry-babies, the lot of them ... that's mentally-retarded Trump-supporters for you, eh?
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2019, 06:30:09 am »

so says you Mr Whiteman lefty moron, nobody cares what you think

all the comrades ever did was starved and murdered millions of their people

socialism is a slow-motion train wreck that destroys the lives of millions
while their corrupt leaders make themselves rich as their people are being flushed down the drain

leftists are retarded dickheads
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2019, 01:55:32 pm »


Trump-supporters are sooooo intellectually-challenged that they are incapable of comprehending what the rest of the world comprehends…

…namely that Donald J. Trump is a mentally-defective retard who is getting spanked by Nancy Pelosi.

Hilarious when you think about it that some of those dumbarses even live in New Zealand … in places such as Woodville.





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