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.
Author's Comment: Once a week when I was in first grade, we would have a lesson about someone famous in history. On this particular week, we learned about Walt Disney. I had to go to the bathroom so badly, but I didn’t want to miss anything, so I held it until the lesson was over. When I stood up to ask permission to go to the lavatory, I couldn’t hold it any longer and peed myself in front of my entire class. It was pretty embarrassing, but I realized at that moment that I wanted to become a storyteller. [Source]