• From the book...

    "Comic book wannabe."

    "Ha! Wannabe? You want to talk about that? You're a freakin' Goth wannabe. You're a Neil Gaiman wannabe. You're a suicide wannabe."


Welcome to the Fanboy and Goth Girl web site! Browse the site for information about the book, an excerpt, VidLit link, images, and more.

You'll also get a chance to meet the main characters from the book through their blogs and letters.

And the winner is…

The winner of the Third Thing Essay Contest is 15-year-old Angela from Florida! Angela won over the judges with an entry that combined humor, heart, and some cool pop culture references — everything from comics to Star Wars to Scrubs! Fanboy himself would be proud.

With 36 entries total, the prize for the contest is a cool new iPod shuffle. Angela chose one in green, and it’s on her way!

Here is the winning entry:

Fanboy doesn’t know it but what he wants more than anything in the world is a mentor. A Dr.Cox or an Obi-Wan (though in the case of Fanboy Professor Xavier would be more appropriate). Everyone that he meets he subconsciously files away as a potential mentor. And if they fail the test they go on The List.

Goth Girl is the closest thing that Fanboy has come to a mentor. She is unconventional, yes, but she still takes care of him. She makes him happy, and yet still manages to keep him in line.

Fanboy tells us two of three things that he wants more than anything in the world. Only two. Not because he wants to be annoyingly cryptic, but because he himself doesn’t even know.

Thanks for such a wonderful, thought-provoking entry, Angela!

There were some other entries that caught the judges’ eyes, too! Check them out…

Thanks to everyone who entered! A new contest will be coming soon — artists, sharpen your pencils!

2 Responses to “And the winner is…”

  1. Bob says:


  2. Chriss says:

    Cute entry! Congrats to Angela!