'Frightening Curves' wins Ippy Award

Fri, April 26th, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

Official Press Release

[Frightening Curves]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

Underground system.

"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,

visit www.cyberosia.com.

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