It's not easy to do a good timeline, especially if you have to pack 10 pounds of text and imagery into an 8-pound sack. Timelines require careful weaving and often repeatedly going back to adjust design or to edit text. I often compare them to tiling the kitchen floor because you sometimes don't know if it's going to fit until you get to that last tile. I've screwed up enough of them to be an expert.

At right are a few of my most challenging timelines. Check out the first one which stretched across 32 pages!