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Q: Is it ok to change previously agreed layouts and composition before informing the editor?

By Hadiyas Hanafi via Facebook

 

A: I can’t speak for the whole editorial team, but personally I welcome changes. In fact, I’d like to see more of them!

The things that are decided in meetings with your editor are usually a guideline at best. If you come up with some interesting ideas or touches after meeting with your editor, please feel free to add them in!

Of course, not everything you add or change will be approved. If your editor finds the additions interesting, you can expect to keep them intact. But if they feel something doesn’t work, or feels out of place, they will gladly discuss those points with you. One thing to keep in mind however, is that if the changes happen during the final phase of inking, it will be very difficult to fix, so it’s best to make your changes during the “name” or “penciling” stages.

By Suguru Kakishita

 


Suguru Kakishita