“MY DEAD GIRLFRIEND is a perfect combination of the whimsical and the morbid. It’s a warped, macabre view of high school that is absolutely accurate, except for the weird fantasy element of having a girlfriend. A delight.”
- Joss Whedon
Director of AVENGERS, Creator/Executive Producer of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, FIREFLY
A 192-page graphic novel published by Tokyopop. Sold to ABC/Touchstone as a prime-time live-action series for ABC Family, but cancelled due to the 2008 Writer’s Strike.
Finney Bleak lives in a world of horror – literally. His family are ghosts, his classmates are monsters, and Finney is the only normal kid in school, which makes him a social pariah.
Then he meets Jenny at a local carnival. She’s smart. Beautiful. And totally into Finney. Only problem is, she’s kind of dead. How far will Finney go to be with his true love when not even Death can stand in his way?
2008 BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL FOR TEENS by the Young Adult Library Services Association
Cybil Nomination for Best Graphic Novel
Additional praise for MY DEAD GIRLFRIEND:
“A high school misfit’s dearly beloved is dearly departed in this crisply illustrated, deliriously twisted manga from The O.C.'s comics wunderkind, Eric Wight.”
- Entertainment Weekly, Top Ten Must List
“MY DEAD GIRLFRIEND is a funny, twisted and sweet tale that’s intended for young adults but is just as good (if not better) than any “adult” fiction I’ve read lately.”
- Whitney Matheson, USA Today
“The unconventional style that Eric Wight employs and the book’s bittersweet evocative tone complement each other to create a comic of credible emotions and deliberately incredible circumstances.”
- Ain’t It Cool News
“Wight has an uncanny knack for capturing the ferocity of teenage emotions in both ink and words.”
- Publisher’s Weekly
“The charm of Wight’s book is how easily he melds teenage conventions and horror tropes.”
“It’s genuinely hard to believe that this is Wight’s debut comic…His storytelling and his art style are so strong out of the gate, you’d almost think he’s been doing this for years.”
- Comic Book Resources
“Eric Wight can make anyone a fan of comics. Funny and extremely original, MY DEAD GIRLFRIEND manages to be hip and knowing, while infusing innocence and wonder. Wight’s one talented guy, and with this book he finally gets the chance to prove it.”
- Josh Schwartz
Creator/Executive Producer of THE O.C.
creator | writer | illustrator | co-designer
Ink & Digital
Ink, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign