I got a text message from a good friend in Naperville, Illinois this morning asking me about how I work.
When you're doing the artwork, do you draw each panel larger and then shrink them down, or do you draw it to the size of the final product?
Answer is that I do draw larger and scale things down to production size (thank heaven for In Design.) However, I don't use the traditional 10 by 15 inch formate like most mainstream comic book artists use. Rather, I use the back of the manga paper which is 220 by 310mm because I like the surface texture and quality. The tips of the quilt nibs don't bleed on the paper which is great (and plus the paper is quite affordable.)
Another issue is that you need a scanner that's going to be large enough to accommodate large artworks (good quality ones from Epson run around 2,500.)