August 7, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) – Comic book fever has taken over pop culture with comic-based television shows, summer blockbusters, and video games. Why should self-publishing be an exception? Lulu.com, the digital marketplace for creative content, offers the means for aspiring and veteran comic book creators to publish their work online and in print while still retaining complete editorial control.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Delilah Dirk? The Eisner-nominated Delilah Dirk and the Treasure of Constantinople, created by Tony Cliff, is one of the many self-published comics on Lulu.com. The Eisner Awards are the top honors given for creative achievement in American comic books and are handed out each year during the run of the notorious Comic-Con.
Cliff, an animator by day, describes the comic as “historical adventure story, with lots of sword fighting.” Set in the late 19th century in Constantinople, the story centers on an army captain of the Ottoman Empire who finds his job and life on the line after a peculiar prisoner escapes his custody.
Though this was not Cliff’s first published comic or Eisner nod, it was his first project published with Lulu.com. “Constantinople was published through Lulu primarily because it was so easy. The website is clean, friendly, and effective, and the quality of the finished product exceeded my expectations,” he says.
About Lulu (www.lulu.com): Lulu.com is the premier marketplace for digital content on the Internet, with over 609,000 recently published titles, and more than 5,000 new titles added each week, created by people in 80 different countries. With just over 1.75 million registered members, Lulu is changing the world of publishing by enabling the creators to publish their work themselves with complete editorial and copyright control. With free web storefronts provided, other marketing support, and available global distribution Lulu creators are fully empowered to profit from their work.