May 22, 2008 Justin Chin

RIP Rory Root 1957-2008


I just found out that Rory Root has passed. Rory has been a figure in my life since I was a teen; first at The Best of Two Worlds and then more significantly when he opened Comic Relief. I had always loved comics -having been first introduced to Spiderman, Iron Man and others at the age of eight. So Rory’s store practically became the center in my world. Berkeley wasn’t just Berkeley, it was the place where the best damn comic book store lived. That store opened my eyes to all things comics and most importantly the art of it all.

To this day the Eisner and Schuiten prints I purchased from him 20 years ago still hang my my walls.

Rory you will be missed.