For being so supportive of his work over the years, Eric Wight is launching an exclusive contest for the loyal Whedonesque community to promote the release of his first graphic novel, MY DEAD GIRLFRIEND. Share your horror story and heíll share his: post your most mortifying Valentineís Day misadventure (in 250 words or less) on Whedonesque.org by February 14th and be entered to win one of these killer prize packages:
1st Prize: A signed copy of MY DEAD GIRLFRIEND, signed 11 x 17 teaser poster, and an original drawing of the winnerís favorite character from the book.
2nd Prize: A signed copy of the book and poster.
3rd Prize: A signed copy of the book.
About MY DEAD GIRLFRIEND:
Finney Bleak lives in a world of horror -- literally. His family are ghosts, his classmates are monsters, and Finney is the most normal kid in school. But within the halls of Mephisto Prep, normal is the new weird and Finney dangles from the lowest rung of the social evolutionary ladder. Then along comes Jenny. Smart. Beautiful. And totally into Finney. Only problem is, she's kind of dead. Jenny may be the ethereal object of Finney's affection, but their corporal differences keep them apart. As if young romance wasn't awkward enough, try getting frisky with a ghost. Just how far will Finney go to be with his true love? Let's just say not even Death can stand in his way!
Available in stores February 6th, 2007.
"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."
"A fun, hilarious, and surprisingly touching carnival ride set in a fantastically complex world that remains grounded in very identifiable human emotion."
"Poignant, funny, and terribly clever, Eric Wight's MY DEAD GIRLFRIEND is a bold step in storytelling. Imagine Joss Whedon meets Tim Burton with a healthy dose of something entirely original and you get just to the first page of this unique and wonderful tale. The rest can only be called magical."
Preview the first two chapters online at TokyoPop.com
Read about the book in this Newsarama interview
Order MY DEAD GIRLFRIEND from Amazon.com
Visit Ericís website
Remember to post your story over at Whedonesque.org and not as a comment in this blog entry. The closing date for submissions is February 14th, and winners will be announced on February 28th. International entries are accepted. Must be 13 years of age or older to win.
My Dead Girlfriend © & ô 2007 Eric Wight & TOKYOPOP, Inc. All rights reserved.