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November 2, 2005

Ryan Richard Carriere, 1973-2005


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 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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