I've finally moved beyond the storyboarding part of the comic this past week! I filled in all the gaps of the first episode and made sure everything flowed well and made sense. Onto the next stage: page layouts!
A layout is a general page composition. I use circles and boxes to fill where characters and speech bubbles should be. Layouts are important before doing detailed drawings so I don't have to erase them later if the composition isn't working. Sometimes if I have a really clear layout, I get carried away at this stage and start to draw details, like below:
This is Pipsy remembering Aeryan growing up. And yeah I can't deny that that page looks like anime :P
Sometimes I daydream about how great it will be when my AER HEAD graphic novel will be complete, but then I remember that the fun is in the journey and process of making the comic. I'll continue to work at a steady pace, but I don't want to rush AER HEAD because I keep thinking of more cool ideas to help its story grow. Rome wasn't built in a day.