Page Planning Cheat Sheet

I just put this up on Twitter, well a crappy photo version of the printout I have on my wall. I thought I’d do a clean JPEG version if anyone wants their own printout.

Basically it’s just a visual reminder of how pages are laid out in a classic comic book format. That way, when you’re writing, you can just look it up and see if you’re making classic rookie mistakes like setting a double-page splash on both sides of the same physical page or placing your BIG REVEAL moment on the page opposite your oh-so-suspenseful cliffhanger.

Oh course, it doesn’t take into account the placement of ads in the middle of the book. That’s what you get for playing in the big leagues, hot-shot!

Now go and derp no more!