Choosing my long-standing project, "The Madrid, Lost" to use for my final self-generated story for Narrative Illustration. Here are a page of thumbnails...as you can see, I do pretty rough thumbs, but they do help focus my ideas and give me a sense of direction.
My 3rd assignment for class is to create a spread in which I make an argument for or against something...in my case, "Kids reading books is a good thing." I have several older friends with children that are basically illiterate from not being encouraged to read when they were growing up. I know I'm a bit old-school, there were no XBoxes when I was young, but I read constantly, and it's one of the reasons I have been as successful and happy in life as I have.
Anyway, here are my initial thumbnail drawings and starting quick sketch.