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November 2, 2005


Ryan Richard Carriere, 1973-2005

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Ryan Carriere, a member of the Toronto comics community, died on October 31 after being hit by a truck while cycling home from his job as a mail carrier. He was 32. It's my understanding the majority if not entirety of Carriere's comics output came in the form of mini-comics and contriubtions small press anthologies. He did two nature-related mini-comics currently sold by the shop at USSCatastrophe.com: The Wonder Book of Old Men and The Illustrated History of the World. His work was also sold by the Buenaventura Press shop.

The memorial notice contained this remembrance:
"A letter carrier for Canada Post and a comic book artist; he loved walking through Toronto's alleyways with his kids, identifying flora and fauna. His wife will miss her heart's companion; his friends, his wit and humour; his family, a fine brother, son and grandson."

He is survived by his wife, Megan Holtz, daughters Minnow and Plum Holtz-Carriere; a mother, step-father, father, step-mother, two grandparents and two sisters. Visiting Hours are 4-7 PM, November 3, at Turner and Porter in Toronto. A candlelight vigil is discussed here. Donations in the cartoonist's name may be made to Ontario Nature.
 
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