Illustrations by Lisa Cinar (hey, that's me! :))
1) Consider, or re-consider size and format of your book dummy. Is your current format complimentary to the story and images?
From Lynda Barry’s book’ What it is’ (page 129)
For the next 30 years I chased after only good drawing. While I drew, my main feelings were doubt and worry, and when I finished my only feelings were relief and regret. I never drew for fun anymore-and I’d forgotten about that strange floating feeling making lines on paper used to give me. I’d forgotten how stories used to bubble up out of the lines and surprise me. It was why started drawing--to meet those lines and stories.
"People Write Poetry but they don't necessarily invent it. I think it's something about FOLLOWING this thing"