The prolific Donna Barr began self-publishing her comics and graphic novels years ago, and has always been a vocal advocate for artists keeping control of (and profits from) their own work. Donna is now one of the few cartoonists publishing extensively in the burgeoning print-on-demand arena. The new issue of her long-running “Desert Peach” series is now available exclusively from lulu.com, a print on demand site that allows customers to order a hard copy (for $18.48) of the new issue, entitled “Pithed”, or download the comic for monitor viewing ($3.75). Of the steep cost for the printed version, Barr says: “YES, the prices look high — but it’s print-on-demand and on acid free paper. And no higher than comparable books in the rest of the publishing market.”
Donna Barr also has prose novels available on demand from booksurge.com.