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Donna Barr’s work has repeatedly sold out print runs, including collections. To guarantee that her books stay in print without interruption — and to keep from being forced to re-process them for a print one — Donna is offering her work through her own company, A Fine Line Press, using new, more permanent technologies.
As a forward-thinking company, exploring new technologies, A Fine Line Press is committed to offering webcomic and print-on-demand versions of all past series by Donna Barr, including “The Desert Peach” and “Stinz,” as well as the on-going “Afterdead” and other, smaller series.
The first steps include the full Desert Peach collection, available now as a two-volume set at http://www.lulu.com/desertpeach
“The Desert Peach” is also running as a webcomic at http://www.desert-peach.com
The first issues of the print-on-demand reprint of “The Desert Peach” is being prepared for use with the print-on-demand company Ka-Blam.com, and its distribution arm Indyplanet.
The ISSN numbers for this new reprint are:
ISSN 1948-9269 (print)
ISSN 1948-9277 (online)
“(Donna’s) astonishing productivity puts most of her fellow comics creators to shame, particularly since she has never benefited by having the big-time comics publishers blowing wind into her sails. Donna has charted her own course and controlled her own creative destiny, and in the process she has provided inspiration and generous mentorship to others of us who would similarly like to avoid being shackled by presumed commercial ground rules.” Howard Cruse, “Stuck Rubber Baby,” “Wendal All Together.”