Barry Windsor-Smith & Dave Sim (19??)
via Cartoonist Pics
|Albatross One, page 37|
|Albatross One, page 47|
|Albatross One, page 49|
Printing highly detailed line art from negatives shot on a stat camera is a complicated process that took a century to refine, and camera operators were skilled technicians. That kind of expertise is rare in an era where everyone has a scanner on their desk. Which is to say, if we’re at a high water mark for the quality of printing in the world, you would never know it from looking at the average quality line art reproduction in books being produced today.