My comic takes me up to 15 hours per strip to do. I know it's slow but I'm a perfectionist. None of it is done by hand, all done in the computer, the way I do it is different to most though.
I start with the text as it takes me a while to get it right due to the storyline nature of my comic, can take 2 hours sometimes. It also helps determine how much space in each frame I get for the drawings.
Now I use flash to do my comic and I'm really just not very good at drawing, at all, so all my drawings are done outside the frame, then once their done, I put them all together in the comic. So the drawings can take up to 10 hours including shading.
The composition is the last step, putting all the elements together now that my comic has taken on a slightly more artistic approach with some really odd panels. Compostion of the comic includes readjusting the text, adding layers to darken or brighten elements, and just seeing how well all the panels fit together.
Flash can, at times, be a royal pain to work with and is not the idela program for making a comic as anyone will know looking at my site today but it does give me the look for my comic that I need and only flash can give me. The positives outway the negatives but there's still a shitload of negatives.