Eric Wight

Press

Praise for My Dead Girlfriend

“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 THE AVENGERS, Creator/Executive
Producer of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, FIREFLY
 
“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.”
―Newsarama.com
 
“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., Gossip Girl, Chuck

Praise for the Frankie Pickle series

⭑ "Wight’s hilarious twists of language are matched with a wicked sense of fun in the illustrations and frequent sequential-paneled episodes of pretend play"

―Kirkus Reviews on FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE CLOSET OF DOOM, starred review

“Wight’s b&w comic illustrations brim with action and wit–a moldy sandwich turns into an eight-eyed monster and Frankie makes joyful snow angels in clutter–but Frankie’s tone—funny without being smart alecky—is Wight’s finest achievement. Full of rib-tickling irony, this is a strong start for the series.”

―Publisher’s Weekly on FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE CLOSET OF DOOM

⭑ "Frankie Pickle...returns in another imaginative, over-the-top fantasy . . . High-energy graphic illustrations keep this race on course and provide the perfect dose of humor for new readers, especially boys, who will identify with Frankie and admire his patient father."

―Kirkus Reviews on FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE PINE RUN 3000, starred review

“Wight’s arch and accessible mixed-format stories of Frankie continue to be a treat for early chapter-book readers… Frankie’s latest adventure unfolds with enough twists on and off the racetrack to satisfy his reading peers.”

―Booklist on FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE PINE RUN 3000

“The Frankie Pickle series will surely entertain young readers. The stories, feelings, and antics are perfectly age appropriate. The author truly captures the age and the feel of young boys . . . This is a little bit of comic and a lot of fun.”

―School Library Journal on the FRANKIE PICKLE series


“With short chapters, appealing illustrations, and simple story lines, this series is just right for brand-new readers.” 
―School Library Journal on THE ADVENTURES OF CAVEBOY
 
“A great first step away from early readers for those approaching chapters . . . Will likely please little cavepersons.”
―Kirkus Reviews on THE ADVENTURES OF CAVEBOY
 
“Single-minded and single-eyebrowed, Caveboy is a mischievous, relatable hero . . . Wight's full-color cartoons have a scruffy charm and readily draw out the humor woven into each chapter.”
―Publishers Weekly on THE ADVENTURES OF CAVEBOY

Praise for the Caveboy series


Praise for Everyone Loves Bacon

⭑ “Retro art meets wry humor in this very funny tale of hubris set in a diner. Throughout, Wight's expressive illustrations meet DiPucchio's text at every humorous turn as they define the foodstuffs-er, characters with cartoonish panache. A bacon book so funny that perhaps even some vegetarians will love it.”
―Kirkus Reviews on EVERYONE LOVES BACON, starred review
 
“Wight's illustrations augment the humor with clever touches . . . A picture book treat.”
―Kirkus Reviews on EVERYONE LOVES CUPCAKE