In this section, we’ve got a few guides for you. If all are mysterious to you, start with reading Chapter 6 of Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, which discusses live area and layout in much more detail.
1. Basic layout will show you how to lay out a rectangular live area on a sheet of bristol board.
2. Layout tips will show you a couple of shortcuts for sizing up a certain ratio and laying out multiple pages.
3. Bleeds discusses advanced layout: calculating and laying out live area, trim size, and bleed lines, and how to do bleeds on a minicomic.