Thanks for following up Robby.
Again, you have to be specific about things you say, simply to avoid being confusing (intentionally or unintentionally).
He's printed in actual licensed magazines and books as well as the website.
But then it seems you weren't even aware of the print edition
Which "licensed magazine" are you talking about? And which Greg's work is printed?
"Greg sensei's super ONE PIECE course" printed on magazine? Excuse me? Not that I know of.
Are you talking about the "GRELOG" corner printed on V Jump magazine? Surely I know that.
But "GRELOG" on V Jump is not the same thing as "Greg sensei's super ONE PIECE course" on ONE-PIECE.com
I can say a few words about "GRELOG" because as a matter of fact, I happen to have a back issue here at this place. (the other copies may be at my other places or may simply been thrown away)
The one I have here is V Jump issue 2015-03, which has "GRELOG" volume 10 in it. The few things Greg covered in this "GRELOG" volume (which is not very long) are not covered in any of the lectures of "Greg sensei's super ONE PIECE course" on ONE-PIECE.com
As I see it, "GRELOG" and "Greg sensei's super ONE PIECE course" do not overlap with each other, they are two different things. So don't confuse the two.
The discussion is a couple weeks behind the current chapter, in both print and digital forms, but its produced and written much earlier.
I do believe that the printed "GRELOG" is produced and written much earlier.
"GRELOG" volume 10, published Jan 21st 2015, has a touch of chapter 767. That is as far as it goes about the manga. Now chapter 767, on WSJ issue 2014-51, was officially released on Nov. 17th 2014, which is 2 months ahead. Even if "GRELOG" volume 10 is finalized a month before the release of V Jump 2015-03, he still has at least a month from the official release of Ch 767 to prepare. That does not justify that he has to see Ch767 before the official release.
However, I doubt that the online "Greg sensei's super ONE PIECE course" has to be finalized much earlier. Simply because every time his touch on the latest chapter is short. See how many ideas can emerge within a day in either the spoiler or the chapter discussion thread. As soon as Greg comes up with some idea on the latest chapter, he can write a few hundred words and get a clip from the chapter within a day, not challenging at all. And adding that to the already finished major part of the lecture doesn't take long either.
And publishing online is fast. Electronic publication has templates one can use, unlike the printed work, you don't need much help from a professional editor to get format check etc. See how many theories, analyses and videos come out within a day from the chapter leakage. Some of them are long and well organized as well.
Therefore, he doesn't need to see the latest chapter well ahead of the release to prepare the online "Greg sensei's super ONE PIECE course".
the chapter of One Piece we just got at the end of November, 887, was probably finished by Oda in mid October
As a matter of fact, quoting Greg's prediction in lecture 93 of "Greg sensei's super ONE PIECE course" based on the Ideo and Blue Gilly title page story of Ch885:
Ideo and Blue Gilly seem to be setting the example for longlegs and longarms getting along as they can clearly be seen working together on this ship. If the two king-like figures can work out their differences, could this be the start of peace between the two tribes?
Imagine that, Luffy putting an end to a 1000-year war just by inspiring Ideo and Blue Gilly! Could these two tribes find themselves fighting for Luffy in the future?
the prediction has been proven to be wrong by chapter 887 in which Ideo et al. don't even give a shit about the conflict between the two tribes. Greg's prediction makes sense to normal people, but Oda sensei simply surprises everybody and this kind of surprises is one of the many aspects of the charm of ONE PIECE.
Had Greg seen Ch 877 in mid October, he wouldn't have made that mistaken prediction in lecture 93 of "Greg sensei's super ONE PIECE course" published 11/24/2017, almost 40 days later. Even if he had to finalize the lecture by 10/31/2017, that was still 2 weeks later than the creation of Ch 887.
This really makes me believe that actually Greg does not see the chapter ahead of bootleg.
Editors, proofreaders,factcheckers, layout people all look at that.
First, V Jump and Weekly Shonen Jump are two different magazines and have separate staffs/editorial boards. Don't confuse the two.
The staff (Editors, proofreaders,fact checkers, layout people etc.) working for WSJ editorial board do see the chapter ahead of release to be able to put together the issue. However, V Jump staff do not see ONE PIECE chapters (or WSJ issues) ahead of release as ONE PIECE is not published in V Jump.
Second, Greg works as a columnist rather than a staff of the V Jump editorial board. Just like other mangakas, all they need to worry about is their own manuscript but not the secret chapter of other mangaka's work. Two manga editors responsible for two different manga series are not even supposed to communicate about their respective not-yet-released manga contents, even if they work for the same magazine; not to mention a columnist and a manga editor who work for two different magazines.
Greg has been on national television interacting with all the editors at least twice in competition
I say exactly twice in competition. I watched both episodes. The first time it was 3 fans including Greg, they lost but each of the 3 got a signed drawing of Luffy by Oda. The second time 7 fans including Greg teamed up and they won. Each of the 7 got a singed drawing by Oda. Greg got the Franky one which he uses as his Avatar.
The editors competing against the fans were the past editors (at that time), not the active editor responsible for ONE PIECE at that time. And that kind of interactions did not involve discussing the not-yet-released ONE PIECE chapters with the active editor.
Besides those two episodes, I don't know of any other occasion when Greg and any ONE PIECE editor were together on TV or radio broadcast etc.
photos and videos from Jump Festa
Greg is a columnist under Shueisha. Accessing the backstage during Jump Festa and taking photos and videos as a worker of Shueisha, how surprising can that be? Even meeting Oda sensei, exchanging a cigarette or taking a photo at the backstage wouldn't be any surprising.
Personal communications about already-released chapters, or about anything but ONE PIECE are understandable, not surprising.
But that doesn't mean that ONE PIECE editor/staff are supposed to talk about not-yet-released chapters with Greg. Not within Jump Festa, not outside Jump Festa, nowhere.
Not sure how much more proof you want?
Not much more but none of your arguments so far is a proof. Your arguments still do not justify either "Greg sees the chapter long before bootleg" or "Greg discusses the chapter with ONE PIECE manga editors/staff before the official release".
Simply posting a bunch of red herrings won't get you anywhere.