Official Press Release
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (July 12, 2001) Publisher Larry Young was happy to announce today that AiT/Planet Lar's best-selling graphic novel, Brian Wood's CHANNEL ZERO, is one of five nominees is the Outstanding Illustrative Narrative category for the year 2000 International Horror Guild Awards.
IHG is becoming an increasingly prestigious award within the field of horror, because unlike the other main award in the field--the Bram Stoker--this is not a voted-on award, but is decided by a panel of experienced reviewers and critics of horror literature and horror in other media.
"I think CHANNEL ZERO is a very impressive and important work of, not exactly horror, but dark science fiction/alternate history," and deserves to be included, said Fiona Webster, one of a panel judging the awards.
"This is unexpected, but of course very exciting news," said writer-artist Brian Wood. "I continue to be pleased that Channel Zero is reaching so many different audiences, and I hope this nomination and the subsequent attention encourages more and more people to seek it out."