For this week’s post, I thought it would be fun to share some of the steps in translating a RUNNERS script to actual art. As always, I start with a fully written script, complete with all dialogue and stage direction. I then divide that script into actual comic pages, first by scene breaks and then by individual pages within those scenes. In some cases, I will further break the page down in specific panels if it’s important to know exactly how I will divide the various word balloons between them.

After that, it’s on to the thumbnailing process. I tend to do very loose sketches for the thumbnails in order to figure out poses, angles, and compositions. These sketches are so loose that I don’t think anyone would be able to read them without seeing the finished art next to them. But I guess they make sense to me! Below is a sample of the thumbnails done for one of the pages from the first scene from Volume 3, Chapter 1.

For a much longer post that covers the script and thumbnails for the entire 6 pages of this scene, please visit my Patreon. This will be a free PUBLIC post, so you will be able to read it without being a backer. It goes into the changes to the script as well as individual page breakdowns of the various challenges of doing the thumbnails for the sequence.