The above comic strip is from the watershed year of 1994. That’s the year I stopped physically shipping all my original artwork via FedEx to the United Media office in New York City. In New York, the artwork would have been sent to the in-house print shop, where through the familiar offset process it would be reproduced on paper and mailed to client newspapers. That all changed for me in 1994, when I began scanning my own work and sending it to the syndicate as a digital file. I wasn’t the first to convert, but I was in the first wave. Like vinyl LPs, the quality of the old process was ulimately superior, but the new one is much cheaper. That’s progress.