5. How far in advance do you submit comics?
The daily comic needs to be e-mailed to my syndication company about 4 weeks ahead of its publication date. The Sunday strips require more processing by the newspapers (because of the color) and have to be in about 8 weeks ahead of publication. Lately I’m only a week or so ahead of those deadlines. When I first started in this business, I was 6 months ahead of deadline. I’ve been chipping away at that buffer ever since.