Whenever I talk to someone about Lulu, they’re normally surprised to learn that Lulu lets you publish just about anything – not just black and white, text-based books, but full-color photo books, cookbooks, and calendars too. I especially love the expression on people’s faces when I explain that Lulu can even help make a book with beautiful, vibrant illustrations too. In fact, hundreds of authors and artists have created and sold their graphic novels, children’s books and art collections on Lulu. Below are just a few of my favorites.
Written by Judy Kamilhor with Illustrations by Edward B. Snyder
Available in both hardcover and paperback, this is hands down one of the most beautifully crafted I have ever come across on Lulu.
What does Tiger see as he walks through the forest? In this delightful blend of dazzling color and gentle poetry, children learn how to observe the world around them. Artist Edward B. Snyder and poet Judy Kamilhor have created a captivating book filled with color, personality, and love.
By Greg Stones
I keep a copy of this book on my coffee table because it is funny, cute, original, and illustrated very well.
The product description for this book says it all: “An illustrated list of things that zombies hate.” Artist Greg Stones takes us on a page by page guide through all the things zombies apparently don’t care for. Each page is accompanied by a humorous illustration that will surprise and delight you as you think to yourself: “yeah, I could see why they’d hate that.” And just for the record, my favorite is “balloons.
By Jon Ponikvar
A collection of strips and pages from the online comic strip by Jon Ponikvar. The book includes 75 strips in their original grayscale tones, 25 comic pages in full color, and a book-exclusive color comic detailing the events leading up to the online comic.
This collection is very well put together and is available in hardback, paperback, or as a download. The illustrations are clean and sharp, and I particularly enjoy the illustrated introduction of the characters. The strips follow the misadventures of Peter, a 12-year-old boy that faces daily issues, we can all relate to.