Ryan North

I'm packed and I'm stacked, specially in the back. You may want to thank my mother for a butt like that.

About Ryan


My name is Ryan North! I am a dude living in Toronto, Canada, and I write all sorts of things. You can contact me if you want! You can read my journal if you want! You can follow me on Twitter if you want! What I am saying is that there are options. Hey, I've got a Wikipedia entry too! I look like this:


emily took this! i call this photo, me in a tree

I do lots of writing online, and also I've made a whole bunch of books. Perhaps you are... intrigued??

Bio

Ryan North is the writer responsible for Dinosaur Comics, the Eisner and Harvey award-winning Adventure Time comics, the #1 bestselling anthology series Machine of Death and the New York Times bestselling and Eisner-award winning Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series for Marvel. He's turned Shakespeare into NYT-bestselling choose-your-own-path books that allows YOU to play through and make the decisions for Shakespeare's heroes, which is absolutely a great idea and won't cause them to get into trouble three choices in. His latest book, HOW TO INVENT EVERYTHING, is nothing less than a complete cheat sheet for civilization. He lives in Toronto, where he once messed up walking his dog so badly it made the news.

What Do You Need To Study To Become A Ryan North

I mean, individual results may vary, but I did an undergrad in Computer Science (with a minor in film) at Carleton University, then a Masters of Science at the University of Toronto. I studied Computational Linguistics; here's my thesis!

Photos

Need print-resolution photos of me for some reason? Sure, sometimes life brings you to strange places. All photographs here are by Connie Tsang.

Happy:
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With my dog Noam Chompsky, the real star of the show:

Awards

  • Eisner Award, 2017: Best Publication for Teens for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
  • Eisner Award, 2017: Best Humour Publication for Jughead
  • Alex Award, 2017: for Romeo and/or Juliet
  • Harvey Award, 2014: Special Award for Humour Adventure Time
  • Harvey Award, 2014: Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers for Adventure Time
  • Eisner Award, 2013: Best Publication for Kids for Adventure Time
  • Harvey Award, 2013: Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers for Adventure Time
  • Harvey Award, 2013: Special Award for Humour Adventure Time

Nominations

  • Goodreads Choice Semifinalist, 2018: Best Science and Technology Book for How To Invent Everything
  • Shuster Nomination, 2017: Outstanding Writer for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
  • Eisner Nomination, 2016: Best New Series for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
  • Shuster Nomination, 2016: Outstanding Writer for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
  • Goodreads Choice Semifinalist, 2015: Best Graphic Novels and Comics for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power
  • Shuster Nomination, 2015: Outstanding Writer for Adventure Time and The Midas Flesh
  • Shuster Nomination, 2015: Dragon Award for Kids Comics for The Midas Flesh
  • Shuster Nomination, 2014: Outstanding Writer for Adventure Time and The Midas Flesh
  • Eisner Nomination, 2013: Best New Series for Adventure Time
  • Eisner Nomination, 2013: Best Humour Publication for Adventure Time
  • Shuster Nomination, 2013: Outstanding Writer for Adventure Time

Current Projects

Squirrel Girl (art) by Erica Henderson, © MARVEL, Ophelia (art) by Kate Beaton, Midas Flesh (art) by John Keogh, Adventure Time (art) by Chris Houghton, © Cartoon Network