Most people did not notice when computers first entered the field of comics. Their first appearance was in the separation houses. Even though they completely revolutionized this area of the publishing industry, it was a completely utilitarian endeavor. Computers were simply a tool used by low paid wage slaves. Certainly not anything an artist would want to use. These days the most requested information from incoming talent is about breaking into computer coloring. How times have changed!
Digital Prepress for Comic Books introduces the subject from a production/prepress perspective. We have seen many highly skilled computer artists submit visually beautiful artwork that is ultimately rejected because the work can not be printed on a four-color printing press. Below is a brief discusion of the difference between color holds and overlays.