Work in Print
How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler
Writer | 2018
Have you ever wondered about what you'd do if you were sent back in time? Have you ever worried that you don't know enough about how our modern technological world works to be able to rebuild it from scratch? I KNOW I HAVE. And that's partly why I wrote this my new book: a hilarious non-fiction book wrapped in a fictional candy coating. It's available for pre-order now!
On September 18th, 2018 CE, you're going to make history... better.
"A fun, thoughtful, and thoroughly accessible reference for curious readers, students, and world-builders, as well as wayward time travelers."
- Publisher's Weekly (starred review!)
How to Be a T.Rex
Writer | 2018
Being a regular old human is kind of a drag. That's why Sal is not going to be a teacher or doctor or lawyer when she grows up. She is going to grow up to be an awesome Tyrannosaurus Rex. Her brother thinks it's impossible, but Sal sure shows him! And in the beginning, being a T. Rex is AWESOME. But did you know that it's kind of hard to make friends when you are a super-giant, super-loud, super-stompy dinosaur? If only there were a way for Sal to be 100% awesome, 100% of the time...
It's my picture book debut with a bright, bold, and quirky story about finding--and taming--the beast within!
Writer | 2013 - Present
I turned Shakespeare into adventure books where you decide what happens next! To Be or Not To Be became the #1 most-funded publishing project on Kickstarter when it launched, and Romeo and/or Juliet was an instant New York Times bestseller and won an YASLA Alex Award, as a book written for adults that has special appeal to young adults!
"North has taken an idea that is, by most conventional literary standards, terrible, and pushed it so far past terrible that it wraps around like a comet slingshotting around the sun and comes back as utterly brilliant.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Writer | 2014 - Present
The acclaimed (and Eisner-winning!) Marvel Comics series!
"North makes "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #1 (and the series in general) work with a strong sense of humor and a distinct style of superheroism."
- Comics Book Resources
Writer | 2016 - 2017
The Eisner-award winning run on the burger-loving teen!
"I have to confess that honest-to-God, hand-on-my-heart, the first chapter of this was among the very best single issues of a comic book series I read last year."
- the School Library Journal
Writer | 2012 - 2014
The Harvey and Eisner-award winning run!
"At this point, I seriously doubt that anyone really needs to be told that Ryan North, Shelly Paroline and Braden Lamb's Adventure Time comic is really, really good. It's been a smash hit since it debuted, and made appearances on almost everyone's Best Of 2012 lists, with good reason. It's consistently great [...]"
- Comics Alliance
The Midas Flesh
Writer | 2014
The Midas Flesh includes both dinosaurs, space, AND gold. The complete series has been collected in these two books!
"[...] head straight to your local comic book store and pick up Midas Flesh volume one! You know what, tell your dinosaur-loving friends to get this book, too. Also buy one for all your friends, family, strangers on the street and grab yourself a copy as well."
- Bleeding Cool
Machine of Death
Editor, Contributing Writer | 2010, 2013
"Machine Of Death is a marvelous collection, riddled with intelligence, creative reach, and a frankness that makes the best use of the central gimmick."
- AV Club
Creator | 2003 - Present
Read Dinosaur Comics online!
These collections of the webcomic include crazy introductions, impressive appendices, and some ALL NEW CHUCKLEPROMPTS.
Writer | 2008 - Present
Boom Box Mixtape
, 2018: Braden and Shelli and I revisited the world of The Midas Flesh for a short comic featuring dinosaurs in the distant future.
Not Brand Echh #14
, 2017: Erica and I contributed the story of Squirrel Girl's own dating service for super villains!
A Year of Marvels
, 2017: A special Valentine's Day comic about Spider-Man and the Vulture!
, 2017: Kevin Jay Stanton and I contributed a comic about the real story of Medusa, and why she's so great. Spoiler alert: she is extremely great.
Bill and Ted's Most Triumphant Return
, 2016: I wrote a backup story for this series, starring Bill, Ted, and a programming problem with the Good Robot Usses. Ian McGinty brought it to life!
, 2015: This book is a collection of stories taking place during Marvel's "Original Sin" event, and I wrote a story about the Young Avengers! It features MIND READING, with art by Ramon Villalobos. :0
Flight Vol 5
, 2008: A story about what happens when the world stops spinning and everyone flies into a wall. Art by John Martz!
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