As many of you know, due to newspaper production schedules, comics are generally produced 4 weeks in advance. This gives newspapers time to create page layouts and make or request editorial changes. It also gives syndicates time to edit and react in the event that a particular comic might need to be replaced or altered. However, there are moments when even a 4 week lead time isn’t advantageous. In light of yesterday’s events in Connecticut, today’s Argyle Sweater panel is bit inappropriate. Unfortunately, with the tragedy occurring only one day before today’s comic was set to run, it was too late to pull or change out the panel for something more suitable.
Anyhow, my thoughts and prayers are with people of Newtown. The country shares your grief and mourns your losses with you.