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Author Crush: Ryan North

I have a massive nerd crush on Ryan North, and I'm not ashamed to talk about it. Ryan North is a sort of jack-of-all-trades in the publishing industry, and he does everything so, so well. He writes comics, novels, and my favorite type of book of all: Choose-Your-Own-Adventures!

If you are an Adventure Time fan, you may have already read some of his work without even knowing it. He wrote the first eight volumes of the comics, which we have available in a mix of print and e-book formats. You can find them in all their formats here.

He is also the illustrious author of one of my favorite comic heroes, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! She's quirky, super cute, into computer science, and will totally kick butt, eat nuts, and defeat all the bad guys! All of them. If you don't believe me, check out the handy guide to how awesome she is below, and then check out her comics! 

Now that we've covered the comics, lets talk about my favorite genre of all time. Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books. They are the video game of books, and Ryan North has mastered them like no one else. His Choose-Your-Own-Hamlet, To Be or Not to Be adventure was the highest-funded publishing project on Kickstarter in 2013. It is also the light of my Shakespeare-nerd-loving heart. Even if you don't love Shakespeare, I guarantee you will laugh your corset off. He has just released a second Shakespearean adventure, Romeo and/or Juliet. If you can't guess which Shakespeare play that one's about, what are you doing with your life? Read it. You will love it. I promise. 

Before he did any of these things, he wrote a hilarious webcomic about dinosaurs, which you can read here.Warnings for bawdy humor and mild language.


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