My bouts of anxiety have subsided for the moment. I think this is because I have decided on a size for the Freeman book. (I have a few ideas about what to call it, but I think my favorite right now is Operating Theater.) I was hoping to get a live area (that's cartoonist for "the part that's not the margins," I learned that from ndrtoon) of five inches tall by eight inches wide, but the print-on-demand service can't go quite that wide, and so I am leaning toward five and a half inches tall by seven and a half inches wide. I needed to add that extra half inch because, as you know, I make some damn wordy comics.
What does a 5.5-by-7.5 page look like?
I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get everything in there, but I think it came out OK. What do you think? I'm glad that in real life Walter was a good eight inches taller than I, because that means a lot of what he says can go (as it were) over my head. (I'm still taller than his grandfather was.)