I have a cartoon drawing that I plan to scan in and run Live Trace on to get into Illustrator. To add color to all the white areas,, generally I would create a fill the shape of the area behind the traced area and color it. With this one, I have a LOT more areas than I am use to. Is there a way to just select one of these areas and tell it to put a color in instead of creating a shape of that area in each spot? I know this sounds confusing!
Convert the Live-Traced object to a Live Paint object and fill distinct areas with the Paint Bucket tool. Check help files for more info.
Turn on the Ignore White checkbox in the auto-trace settings. Draw a path of the desired "background" color and send it to the back.