Thanks, everyone, for your detailed comments in response to my questions about "How to Draw Manga" books. You provided incredibly helpful information, one and all!
Here's a side by side comparison of the establishing "cityscape" spread from Brody's Ghost, Book One. Note that all the signs in the rough are in Japanese; The story was originally to be set in futuristic Tokyo. It is now set in a futuristic city that is never named, a place where people from almost every country on earth live side by side.
A very big thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered Brody's Ghost at Amazon: [link]
I am really blown away by your support!