Rory Root (1958-2008), Owner of Comic Relief

Rory Root & Comic Relief

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.

More Coverage:

Tom Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter)
Neil Gaiman
Mark Evanier
Hi Fructose
Brian Hibbs
Kali (Possibly Irrelevant Information)

photo by Scott Beale