Wally Wood method for writing/designing comics

(a) Work with pencil on 8 1/2” x 11” typing paper (to approximate the size of a comic book page).
(b) Conceive a main visual or peak action for each page. Then write the rest of the page around it. In layouts, this visual could dominate the page.
(c) Forget about tricky layouts — since the most important aspect of comics is the story within the panels. Work with the four or five simplest arrangements of panels on a page.
(d) Begin page one in the middle of a situation or action scene. Lengthy establishing material or a deep-background opening will impede the reader.
(e) Write finished dialogue and position exactly (to guide the letterer) in relation to the characters.
(f) Since comics are storytelling-in-pictures, few or no captions are actually necessary.
(g) Work as rough as possible to expedite the writing. This could be so rough that even a circle can be used to represent a character.

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