Rory Root, a pioneering comic book retailer and owner of Berkeley’s Comic Relief, has passed away at age 50 from complications related to surgery for a ruptured hernia.
Tom Spurgeon has a great write-up on Rory on The Comics Reporter and a memorial for him has been setup on the Comic Relief website.
Here’s a photo I shot of Rory running the Comic Relief booth at WonderCon 2007.
– Tom Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter)
– Neil Gaiman
– Mark Evanier
– Hi Fructose
– Brian Hibbs
– Kali (Possibly Irrelevant Information)
photo by Scott Beale
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