OK, let's start. Here's the progress, from thumbnail rough to pencils to final inks, of the first page from a short Punisher sample story I put together recently for a portfolio review session with an US publisher.
Yeah, the layout actually changed somewhere between the sketch and pencils phases. I go back and forth a lot in what I do, and try not to feel too "committed" to what I previously decided. Storytelling comes first, plus the great Mike McMahon once told me it's vital to try and introduce smthing creative in each step, from rough to finished page. And thats pretty much one of the best advices I ever got.