I was shocked to see the info that Rory Root was hospitalized and in a coma like most. I’ve never been to Comix Experience Comic Relief but it was a shop that I always hoped (and still do) to hit one day. Whenever I found a forum post by Rory or a blog comment, I stopped to pay attention to it. He’s one of those guys who knew what he was talking about when it came both to the business and the art of comics.
His influence and wisdom will be sorely missed.
note: edited to actually get the name of the comic shop correct.