Ryan North

The Man Who Messed Up Walking His Dog So Badly It Made The News

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!

"Hilarious, emotionally poignant, and just a little bit sassy." - Kirkus (starred review!)

Choose-Your-Own-Path Shakespeare

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. - Time

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

Adventure Time

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

Dinosaur Comics

Creator | 2003 - Present

Read Dinosaur Comics online!

These collections of the webcomic include crazy introductions, impressive appendices, and some ALL NEW CHUCKLEPROMPTS.

Stand-alone stories

Writer | 2008 - Present

Inhumans: Once and Future Kings
, 2018: Gustavo Duarte and I created five two-page minicomics about Lockjaw, The Giant Inhuman Dog! I love that dog.
Boom Box Mixtape
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
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
A Year of Marvels
, 2017: A special Valentine's Day comic about Spider-Man and the Vulture!
Free Comic Book Day with the CBLDF
Defend Comics! (Free Comic Book Day to Help the CBLDF)
, 2017: Braden and Shelli and I told the true story of the secret encryption devices Mattel doesn't want you to know about... hidden within a Barbie typewriter.
1001 Knights
1001 Knights
, 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.
Gwenpool Holiday Special: Merry Mix Up #1
Gwenpool Holiday Special: Merry Mix Up #1
, 2016: Nathan Stockman and I bring you the story of when Spider-Man met Galactus on the most special night of the year.
Bill and Ted
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!
Original Sins
Original Sins
, 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
Lightspeed Magazine
Lightspeed Magazine Issue 38
, 2013: My short story "Cancer" was printed in Lightspeed magazine, and now you can click to read it online!
Flight Vol 5
Flight Vol 5
, 2008: A story about what happens when the world stops spinning and everyone flies into a wall. Art by John Martz!

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