I usually avoid thought balloons, so I wanted to do a story with only thought balloons. We follow four characters, and then something happens at the end that connects them. I did the drawings Marvel style, just the drawings, no text. Only when the drawings for all the pages were finished, did I sit down and decide their thoughts. I had to think of the background situation for each character, and if there should be some sort of theme going on. So one of the characters, a bird guy, wants to get out of a loveless marriage, and I had five pages to tell his story.