Eric Wight

Eric Wight is an author, illustrator, and animation director. His first book, My Dead Girlfriend (Tokyopop), was nominated for the 2008 Best Graphic Novel of the Year Award by the Young Adult Library Services Association. In 2004, Wight won the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award for his illustration work in The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, the comic book adaptation of Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.  Eric lives in Chalfont, Pennsylvania with his family.  Visit him on the web at ericwight.com.

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Eric Wight
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If life was easy, I'd be out of a job.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When walking past someone and they would rather stare at the wall than say hi.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My smile, which I tend to do a lot when I'm feeling awkward or don't know what to say.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My kids. Their optimism and imagination are a constant inspiration for me.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Chocolate chip cookies

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