You have to draw every single day, 365 days a year, year after year, after year. So once you hit your stride, editors tend to leave you alone. At this point, after 25 years, they figure I know my audience, I know what I’m doing. Sometimes if I push the envelope too much, my editor may call and say, “this may cause some trouble in middle America. Is this abortion joke really funny enough to risk losing Kansas City?” That sort of thing.
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