(b. July 31, 1943, – d. February 14, 2007)
Ryan Larkin died from lung cancer. He was an inspiration to many animators and creative film-makers. But how did a man with so much talent end-up being a pan-handler?
To be honest, Chris Landreth’s animation only covers a portion of Ryan’s career. A more unbiased account of Ryan’s troubles are well documented in the film Alter Egos by Laurence Green.
The sad thing about his death was it occured just as he was getting his life back together ( I’m sure Chris played an important role) and working on an animation called Spare Change .