Superb comics retailer and friend Rory Root died yesterday. Rory was someone I often turned to for advice over the years, but what I’ll always remember is the day very early on in my career I did a signing at his shop and no one came. Literally no one. I was mortified and tried to apologize, but he just laughed it off and treated me to Indian food.
Our entire industry is in mourning, and with good reason. He was that nice, that smart, that friendly, that utterly genuine. I’ll miss him terribly.