Just finished laying out a 100+ page graphic novel with the thumbnail you see here. The protagonist has just wrapped up telling his life story to a group of juvenile delinquents, but the author and I wanted to leave it ambiguous as to whether “he got the girl” in regard to his love interest. This actually won’t make it into the final edit of the book— this was one of a couple of options for our epilogue— so consider it a “deleted scene.”
"Inside baseball"— This was gridded and lettered in Photoshop first, then printed out and laid out around the text. I’m working from a full script, so doing lettering first, a la daily gag strips, seemed to be the most efficient way to motor through the layout stage.