Since you're reading this, we're going to assume you're probably pretty familiar with the works of Stephen King. If you're a regular King reader, you know how often his stories are interconnected – sometimes just through casual references to other characters, locations and events, and occasionally with direct spinoffs from one tale to another. If you understand the significance of towns like Castle Rock, Derry, and Hemingford Home, then you know what we're talking about.
We're also betting that Australian writer, artist, designer and Stephen King superfan Gillian James knows even more about King's universe than you do; she's spent a great deal of time and effort mapping out every last detail in King's body of work and compiled her data in a massive, elaborate flowchart.
“When I was in Grade Five, I borrowed a battered paperback copy of Carrie from my friend Tarnya Smyth,” Gillian explains on her blog Tessie Girl (where you can view the full-size version). “I was totally hooked and under the spell of Stephen King and his characters from that moment.”
Dedicated to her friend's mother (from whom that copy of Carrie was stolen), the latest version of the flowchart is posted in large format on her site, having been recently updated with details from King's Dark Tower series. “The Stephen King Universe Flowchart without the Dark Tower is like Happy Days without Fonzie,” she added.
The chart is also for sale as a print, which you can order from Tessie Design Company.