Well, it's true, everybody. I just recently sent out some comic samples to King Features Syndicate (which owns Zits, Mutts, Popeye, Betty Boop, etc.) and Tribune Media (which owns Dick Tracy, Little Orphan Annie, Gasoline Alley, etc.) In case you aren't familiar, syndicates are the ones who choose which comics have potential, and then they send them out to newspapers and put them on their websites. There are five major syndicates, and I'm planning on trying the other three later. These people get thousands of submissions, so I'm not expecting a whole lot, but it never hurts to try, right?
Anyway, I sent them 24 Carl the Coffee Cup comics and a character sheet. I hope you all enjoy them: