Standard Sized Double Page Spread Template
This template applies to all double page spreads for standard-sized comics, wraparound covers for standard sized comics, as well as the interior covers (endpapers) for standard-sized hardcovers.
Click the image above to download the template.
Open the template in your image editing software (photoshop, illustrator, indesign, etc.).
Build your double page spread to the exact dimensions and specifications in the template.
To double check the dimensions and specifications of the page you build you can paste the template as a layer on top of your page. If all of your artwork that is intended to bleed off of the edges goes all the way to the edges of the template (the red area) while all of your relevant art, text, panel borders, captions, and word balloons are confined to the live area (light blue) then your page is in spec.