It's funny what you can find when you're looking for something else. I was going through some big manila folders the other day looking for a particular piece of artwork, and stumbled on something I had forgotten.
It's a book of layouts for the third issue of the "Return to New York" three-part arc in the original Volume 1 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" comic. What's particularly curious about this artifact is that these layouts contain roughly equal parts me and Kevin -- we had decided that, after he laid out the fist RTNY book and I laid out the second one, we would share the duties on this third issue. The way we did it, as I recall, is that he would focus on the Leo vs. the Shredder stuff and I would deal with the other Turtles in their battle with the Shredder mutants and the rest of the Foot.
I actually have no clear, specific memories of how we worked on this book of layouts, but it would appear that once we had agreed on the plot, and worked out which pages would deal with which scenarios, we passed this book back and forth between us and drew in it those layout designs that we came up with. (I suspect that I had done even rougher thumbnail layouts on some other pieces of paper somewhere -- maybe someday I'll stumble on those too).
Once this was done, these layouts were passed to Jim Lawson, who went ahead and did the full pencils (and did a great job on them, I might say), which Kevin then inked.
I'm going to put up the first few pages, and if there is enough interest in seeing the whole thing, I'll put up the rest of them. Please forgive the quality of a few of the images -- I used a digital camera rather than a scanner, and got a little camera shake on some of the pages. -- PL