Official Press Release
SOMERVILLE, MA - April 25, 2002. Cyberosia Publishing is pleased toannounce that Antony Johnston and Aman Chaudhary's debut illustratednovel FRIGHTENING CURVES won the 2002 Independent Publisher Book Award(IPPY) for Best Horror Novel.
Originally serialized on Opi8.com and published in print in July of2001, FRIGHTENING CURVES was written by comics creator Antony Johnstonwith over forty full color illustrations by acclaimed illustrator AmanChaudhary. A supernatural thriller taking place in modern day London,FRIGHTENING CURVES follows the story of Phil London as he tries toprevent the awakening of a terrible power trapped within the LondonUnderground system.
"Antony and Aman have created a compelling story with a creative synergythat is second to none," said publisher Scott O. Brown. "We're ecstaticthat the judges for the Independent Publisher Book Awards recognized andrewarded such a unique book. We're proud to have published it, and we'reproud of Antony and Aman for bringing the project to life."
"This comes as somewhat of a surprise, especially given the amount andquality of the other entries," said author Antony Johnston. "I'moverjoyed; to have your debut novel recognized like this is something tobe happy about. I'm also proud to be associated with Cyberosia, withtheir commitment to innovation."
Illustrator Aman Chaudhary continued, "I'm completely thrilled andsurprised. I didn't expect illustrated prose to fit neatly into any bookaward categories. Seeing the project go from an online serial to apublished book was a reward in itself. Being recognized with an IPPY isan added bonus. What an honor!"
FRIGHTENING CURVES (ISBN: 0-9709474-0-2.) is a 132 page, full color,illustrated novel and is available at finer bookstores through BiblioDistribution and specialty shops worldwide.
The Independent Publisher Book Awards, now in its sixth year, is open toall North American independent, university, and small presses as well asself-publishers. Entries were judged on content, originality, design,and production quality.
Cyberosia Publishing is an independent publisher of high quality graphicnovels and comics related books. Cyberosia's books are distributed tothe Trade by Biblio Distribution, a division of National Book Network,Inc., 800-462-6420, and are available to the specialty market throughDiamond Comic Distributors and FM International. For more information,visit www.cyberosia.com.