I made a surrealistic mess of it– it's very monochromatic and confusing to look at. I hope it is an "interesting" kind of confusing; meaning that I hope you look at it and say "Ooh! What's going on here?" instead of "What the hell is going on here?"
The story I riffed on from the outset was a very dark and moody piece about London. I grooved that tone and just let the shapes swoop across the page, inviting imagery from the other stories drift in when and where they wanted. Ultimately, I feel that this piece is a good start; I'd love to go back and revise and work in other things that occurred to me as I finished it up, but this is drawing for deadlines. It's not very often I get to do "studies" for a final piece. Never. Thumbnails? Sure. Studies? Nah.
The headline and introduction fit into the white space up there on the left and then it teases to the stories inside.