Ryan North

The place where food goes to die. Also: writer.

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 - and there's a documentary wherein you can see THIS VERY PHOTO being taken!

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 New York Times-bestselling and Eisner-winning writer whose recent work includes the non-fiction How To Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveller, the semi-fictional graphic novel adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, and the so-far-fictional Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series for Marvel. He's also twice collaborated with William Shakespeare on choose-your-own-path versions of his plays. He lives in Toronto, where he writes for video games, television, and his long-running webcomic Dinosaur Comics, and 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 (graduated highest honours with a minor in film, baby) 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:
Serious / Respectable:
Comic Booky:
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

  • Comic Barcelona Nomination, 2021: Best Foreign Work for Slaughterhouse-Five
  • 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 Comics, Ophelia art by Kate Beaton, How To Invent Everything art by Derek Charm, Kid Constantine art by Derek Charm, © DC Comics, Slaughterhouse-Five art by Albert Monteys, How To Be A T.rex art by Mike Lowery.