WORD Presents Ryan North for HOW TO INVENT EVERYTHING with Christopher Hastings and Carly Monardo

10/01/2018 - 7:30pm


What lay the groundwork for how our society functions in 2018? What steps did humankind take to lead us right here, right now? How hard is it, exactly, to build a working computer out of crabs? In How To Invent Everthing, Ryan North answers these questions and many, many more, and in doing so, illuminates the values that our society holds dear while presenting a compelling blueprint to the resilience and ingenuity of humankind across the ages. Stop by our Brooklyn store to hear him in conversation with writer Christoper Hastings and artist Carly Monardo.


Ryan North is the New York Times-bestselling author of Romeo and/or Juliet and To Be or Not To Be. He's the creator of Dinosaur Comics and the Eisner Award-winning writer of Adventure Time, Jughead, and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl for Marvel Comics, and he has a master's in computational linguistics from the University of Toronto. Ryan lives in Toronto with his wife, Jenn, and their dog, Noam Chompsky.


Christopher Hastings is a writer who mostly works in comic books. He is the author of The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, a continuing online comic series with book collections available from Dark Horse Comics. He also writes the ongoing Adventure Time comic series, and the Unbelievable Gwenpool, which he co-created. Christopher has also written Vote Loki, Longshot Saves the Marvel Universe, and a smattering of Deadpool comics.


Carly Monardo is an artist and performer living in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked behind the scenes on such animated favorites as Venture Bros. and Steven Universe, and in front of the scenes as a house performer at NYC’s Magnet Theater. Look for her on the streets of the city waving at other people's dogs. 

How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735220140
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - September 18th, 2018

An NPR Best Book of 2018

"How to Invent Everything is such a cool book. It's essential reading for anyone who needs to duplicate an industrial civilization quickly." --Randall Munroe, xkcd creator and New York Times-bestselling author of What If?

Please note there is a $5 entrance voucher for this event which can be purchased online or at the door. The voucher is good towards anything in store at WORD, including How To Invent Everything. Please note that if you purchase the book directly from WORD at the event or via pre-order there is no need to purchase a voucher for admission.