Brian Wood sent out a PR yesterday announcing that rights to another one of his books originally published by AIT/PlanetLar have reverted to him, namely Public Domain, a design sketch book of sorts for Channel Zero. This follows the move of Demo from AIT to Vertigo, which will publish a new edition of the book later this year. Quite fittingly, considering its name, Public Domain will be available as a .pdf download, which is free, although you are encouraged to donate via a Paypal button. Which is the right thing to do!

People who want to read between the lines of the press release can do so here. Full PR in the jump.

Brian Wood announces the immediate and full reversion of publishing and other media rights for the Channel Zero designbook Public Domain.

First published in 2002 by AIT/Planet Lar, Public Domain is a collection of extras generated in 1996-98 during the creation of Wood’s first graphic novel Channel Zero. Consisting of unused pages, character designs, short stories, photography, and illustration, Public Domain is 145 pages of black and white artwork that is now available as a free PDF download here:

“This book is low res, rough and grainy, created mostly with ink, a photocopier, and a glue stick”, Brian Wood said. “I love it, it’s a look back to my time in art school before I owned a computer and I made mini comics and zines by hand. I’m a big process junkie so I was happy to assemble this material in the first place, and even happier now to make it widely available online.”

Channel Zero and Channel Zero: Jennie One (with artist Becky Cloonan) is still in print and orderable via your local comic book shop and through online shops.