The first pass at sketching a page is always the roughest. There's a coherent page in here somewhere.
The first pass is done quickly to get the basic idea down as well as to make sure the characters aren't covered up by the dialog or break up the flow. Since things are still rough, I'm not married to a certain placement of characters in a panel. If the layout in the panel doesn't work with the dialog, I chuck it and try something else. It's a little harder to do that if I've already spent a deal of time getting that panel just right.
The lettering is done, so now all that remains is to clean up the sketch and add in the details, including the backgrounds. And Roderick's clothing in the first panel. Heh. Hey, it's easier to get the basic body down when there's no clothing in the way. That was an odd pose.
"Nothing can be done except little by little."
-- Charles Baudelaire