|Six pages of layouts on one sheet|
Essentially you take your plot or script and break it down into these mini-page layouts, making sure any of the important elements of your story are clearly shown.
A page can go through multiple drafts before you get it right, and if you take shortcuts or skip this step figuring you'll work it out in the final page layouts you'll discover that shortcut not only didn't save you any time, it actually will cost you.
Patience is key here, making sure you get the pages laid out in a smooth readable way.
This translates the same with with page flow- you need to consider the interaction of the panels with each action and bit of dialogue or narration flowing into the next taking your reader through the page and on to the next.
TOMORROW: Finding the Shot