Official Press Release
SOMERVILLE, MA - April 25, 2002. Cyberosia Publishing is pleased to
announce that Antony Johnston and Aman Chaudhary's debut illustrated
novel 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 of
2001, FRIGHTENING CURVES was written by comics creator Antony Johnston
with over forty full color illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Aman
Chaudhary. A supernatural thriller taking place in modern day London,
FRIGHTENING CURVES follows the story of Phil London as he tries to
prevent the awakening of a terrible power trapped within the London
"Antony and Aman have created a compelling story with a creative synergy
that is second to none," said publisher Scott O. Brown. "We're ecstatic
that the judges for the Independent Publisher Book Awards recognized and
rewarded such a unique book. We're proud to have published it, and we're
proud of Antony and Aman for bringing the project to life."
"This comes as somewhat of a surprise, especially given the amount and
quality of the other entries," said author Antony Johnston. "I'm
overjoyed; to have your debut novel recognized like this is something to
be happy about. I'm also proud to be associated with Cyberosia, with
their commitment to innovation."
Illustrator Aman Chaudhary continued, "I'm completely thrilled and
surprised. I didn't expect illustrated prose to fit neatly into any book
award categories. Seeing the project go from an online serial to a
published book was a reward in itself. Being recognized with an IPPY is
an 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 Biblio
Distribution and specialty shops worldwide.
The Independent Publisher Book Awards, now in its sixth year, is open to
all North American independent, university, and small presses as well as
self-publishers. Entries were judged on content, originality, design,
and production quality.
Cyberosia Publishing is an independent publisher of high quality graphic
novels and comics related books. Cyberosia's books are distributed to
the Trade by Biblio Distribution, a division of National Book Network,
Inc., 800-462-6420, and are available to the specialty market through
Diamond Comic Distributors and FM International. For more information,