On his blog, cartoonist Jeff Lemire walks us through the creation of the fourth issue of his Vertigo series Sweet Tooth, from script and thumbnails to inks and colors.
"[The thumbnail sketches] are really rudimentary doodles, probably so much so that only I could decipher them," Lemire writes. "But they just let me work out the panel structures and layout as well as the visual flow of the page. I take my script and reinterpret it, pacing out the beats of a scene or a conversation over panels. I often end up with a finished page that is very different from the script, as I tend to "write" best when drawing. The script is only a jumping off point."