Since this is all my fault and I had the day off work, I guess I'll post my embarrassing results first:
Anatomy and proportion go out the window with no sketch first.
When I was getting old enough to understand that people did this for a living, I thought this was how all comics were drawn. What gets printed were the only lines you put down. I was in middle school before I started doing roughs. I thought that was cheating or something. I don't know how this will go over, but I found it to b a fun exercise... and just more evidence of how amazing Kirby was.