A bit of a peek at how a two-page spread evolved: pencils to digital scan to Photoshop.
There is no text on these two panels. It is a transition from a conversation between Maurice and Father Carrillo in Venezuela to Maurice taking Father Carrillo (and us) across the room to a newspaper.
Maurice's finger point not only communicates we are going across the room but also is a nudge for the reader to turn the page--we are moving here--our eyes move and the reader feels a smooth transition from one topic to the next as we turn the page.
In the final image you can see the book spine seam cut through the image of the chair.