Brian Wood's acclaimed graphic novel taught at best art school in the country

[Channel Zero]

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (August 24, 2001) Publisher Larry Young announced today that AiT/Planet Lar's best-selling graphic novel, Brian Wood's CHANNEL ZERO, is one of a few selected texts to be used in the prestigious Parsons School of Design's Digital Design Department's class in Core Studio.

The class for incoming freshman deals with "the relationship between media, specifically interactive media and human perception. The challenge is to separate ourselves from what we already know -- that which is common and accepted -- and to explore the not yet known. The evolution of technology over the last ten years has been staggering. Yet, even with the maturity of tools and techniques, there are still countless unexplored avenues of form and expression in new media," said Juliet Martin, Director of Undergraduate Digital Design at Parsons. CHANNEL ZERO was selected as a text because "the art was great and the messages were really poignant. We thought the students would relate more to the work" than other textbooks, Martin continued.

"This sounds super-cool to me, tainting young, impressionable freshmen with my work" said writer-artist Brian Wood. "I am always curious about the ways people interpret CHANNEL ZERO."

AiT/Planet Lar, publisher of CHANNEL ZERO, is a pop-culture company dedicated to bringing high-quality entertainment to the masses through the creation of original projects or producing works deserving of wider recognition. AiT/Planet Lar provides a full range of services from concept to completion including writing, art management, lettering, advertising and promotion, prepress production, ancillary merchandise, and print management. Currently the company is focused on producing Original Graphic Novels to be distributed through mass-market bookstores, Amazon.com, and specialty bookshops around the world.

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