2 - Notes/sketches/designs. Jotting down meaningful images. What does it look like?
3 - Inspiration/Research. Now that you have an iota of an idea -- what influences, supports and destroys that iota?
4 - Plot/Story breakdown. Turn that iota into meaningful clarity.
5 - Script/Words. Give the story pace and personality. Scrutinize the story and let it start to tell YOU what it is.
6 - Layout. What does it look like on the blank page? Where do you hide and exploit its secrets?
7 - Pencils. Fully realize those visuals.
8 - Inks. Embellish those visuals and make it sing. Allow for deliberate accidents where structure meets art and makes something you never saw coming.
9 - Colors. Embed color codes and put lipstick on the pig.
10 - Lettering. The very thing that makes it all work when everything else is failing.