When you stay zoomed out to full-page view and focus only on the storytelling, you can knock out a page layout pretty quickly. Helps to keep the ‘camera’ from getting in too close as well, by thinking about the reading of the story as paramount in importance. Legendary John Byrne said that most sequential artists need to keep backing up their camera ten feet. Quite a bit. Instead of a series of close-ups, how about mid shots and long shots? Jim Starlin, another comic legend, is known for impressing the need to establish. Establish the characters in relation to the location, the location in relation to the setting. Establish, establish, establish.
- by DCFisher