I've taken some great suggestions from you guys, and I've tried to incorporate them into my character and thumbnails. If you can deciefer what's going on in my story poses, I would love some feedback...also on the overall design. I've kind of decided to make this into a 2 month project, because of a busy schedual...I don't want to find myself rushing it. But I will definately make sure to get a finished rough version into the competition. I tried to force myself to plan more than usual, when I was at "The Princess and the Frog" presentation by Eric Goldberg he told the audience that 85% of his time on a scene goes into planning...that blew my mind.
I took it from 1% to maybe 10%....baby steps.
All your thoughts and comments help alot