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The greatest work IN English literature, now in the greatest format OF English literature: a chooseable-path adventure!
The greatest work IN English literature, now in the greatest format OF English literature: a chooseable-path adventure!
15,352 backers pledged $580,905 to help bring this project to life.

New illustrations, new rewards for everyone, and another page posted!

Posted by Ryan North (Creator)

I'll stop posting these updates when YOU stop pushing us past reward thresholds like it isn't even a thing.  Thank you all, again, a thousand times.

So!  In the time since I last wrote, we've pushed past another couple of reward thresholds, which means prizes for everyone!  We're up to 40 illustrations in the book, PLUS anyone who's donated enough to get ANY reward will now also be getting a second book: the first ever ebook Dinosaur Comics collection!  It's two books for the price of one because you are all being amazing and I want to give you something back. There's never been a Dinosaur Comics digital book before, but I'm going to make it, SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU.  Thank you for backing this project, and thank you for continuing to spread the word about it!

As a perk, here's another illustration from the book; I feel the events leading up to it are pretty self-explanatory.  This is by Ryan Pequin!

As for the story, voting for the first page was 24 to 31 for CHOICE TWO, which can be summarized as "reading acknowledgements instead of the awesome book you just bought".  My friends, I don't claim to understand your choices, but I do respect them.

Like last time, leave a comment with your vote for what to do next!

Acknowledgements And Thanks

No book comes together without an author feeling like thon's in debt to SOMEONE.

Thanks to MetaFilter for all the terrific advice on how to dispose of a body and not get caught (SPOILER ALERT: there are murders in this book!). They have a page just about this, did you know that? They’re one of the top search results for “how to dispose of a body”. And I guess also thanks to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service for not getting me in trouble after I ran all those searches for "how to dispose of a body” and “I want to know how to get rid of a dead human body” and “gross dead body +how to hide it” and “what if I committed the murder act, how do I ditch the body not go to jail IT’S AN EMERGENCY??”

Thanks also Emily Horne, William Shakespeare, and Chef Michael Smith for the stew recipe (SPOILER ALERT: you can cook in this book too! It’s not murders ALL the time), for the expansive knowledge of boats and the seas in which they sail (SPOILER ALERT: play your cards right in this book and you just miiiiiiight gain command of a pirate ship, just - just be cool), and for retroactively ripping me off and making this book so famous (but which thank-you applies to which person?? That is for YOU to decide. Yes, even here in the acknowledgement parentheticals it's up to YOU to choose your own path, but I mean come on it’s pretty obvious).

Thanks to all my artist friends who draw all these pretty pictures in the book. You’ve made death into a visually-stunning treat, I'm pretty sure.

Finally, thanks to my extremely awesome wife Jenn for being extremely awesome, and to my brother Victor who confirmed over walkie talkie that the idea for this book was rad.

And thanks to you, for buying this book or at least picking it up and flipping to this page: that took initiative! As a reward, you get to continue to enjoy reading this book!!

CHOICE ALPHA: Okay, I'm ready now. I will choose my character!
CHOCE BETA: Um no, I'd rather read more acknowledgements!  MORE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, PLEASE.
CHOICE GAMMA: You know what? I'd prefer to know more about the author before I commit to anything.

PROTIP: guys seriously you don't want to know any more about me, I already talked myself up plenty here, alpha and beta are WHERE IT'S AT


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    1. Wendel Scardua on

      Alex below said it is better, so I'll bet on Beta.

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    3. Alex on

      Beta is better

    4. Alexandra Becker on

      Alpha!!! although I appreciate the contrariness of those voting Gamma....

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      David on

      Alpha. I am hungry and would like some cooking please.

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      Kate Fox on

      Alpha! I am ready for KILLINGS.

    7. Jeremy Day on

      Beta, I crave closure.

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      Amy V on

      Alpha, please!

    9. Zachary Hearn on

      Inject us with GAMMA radiation!

    10. Caleb Huett on

      Gamma gamma gamma gamma gameleon

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    13. E.J.Olmos on

      Watch Calculon do paperwork! Beta!

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      Jessica Cooreman on

      Gamma please (I'm secretly hoping that we will also learn more about Noam Chompsky with this choice).

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      Shaun on

      #2, because i will always go with a choce.

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      Anthony Robusto on

      Oh, I'm all about Gamma right now.

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      Doug Plesz on

      You can't tell me what to do! GAMMA!

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      bluedyn on

      We're supposed to be satisfied with incomplete acknowledgements? I think not. Beta!