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Old 09-19-2009, 12:43 PM   #2
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Interesting questions.

An ordinary flatbed scanner would probably be good enough for digitizing the black-and-white drawings, especially if you created each cel individually (to be assembled into frames later when you add the text and color).

I am pretty sure (though not certain, never having tried it) that scanning would give you better control and higher quality than trying to photograph drawings with a digital camera (for print production, the cameras are specialized for just that sort of work).

Another possibility — with some learning curve involved — would be to draw in Illustrator on the computer, probably with a Wacom tablet or something similar. The advantage is that Illustrator produces postscript vector objects, which are size and resolution-independent. You could produce the web images by means of its Save for Web function (leaving the original .ai artwork intact) and later produce appropriate images for commercial printing without having to rework the pages. Much, anyway.

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