Obscene message in comic strip

There are some sharp eyes in Butler, Pa.,where the local newspaper has dropped the Non Sequitur comic strip because of the message in its Sunday strip.

Wiley Miller, who draws the comic, wasn’t shy about alerting readers the obscene message was there.

The Butler Eagle, whose reader detected the message, dropped the comic, which is syndicated in more than 700 newspapers.

“A reader brought to our attention that one of the syndicated comic strips which appears in the Sunday Butler Eagle may contain a hidden message which was apparently placed there by someone in the creative department of the creator of the comic strip or the syndication which controls it,” said Ron Vodenichar, Eagle publisher and general manager. “Neither the Butler Eagle nor any other newspaper that includes this strip had an opportunity to remove it even if they had discovered it before distribution.

“We apologize that such a disgusting trick was perpetuated on the reading public. The Butler Eagle will discontinue that comic immediately,” Vodenichar said.