Tanner F. Riche was born in New Brunswick, Canada, and grew up on a small island off the coast near Maine. Here he was inspired by all the surrounding nature and the sea, and the small area with little to do led to an overactive imagination. Utilising this, Riche developed a passion for the arts and took up drawing comic strips at a young age. Moving to the mainland opened up numerous possibilities, including painting ('99 Arts) and writing. Riche has sold paintings and books all across North America, and his work has been picked up and appreciated by numerous newspapers and radio. He has also worked on various segments for television. He is currently working on a book of poems and is celebrating 7 years of his comic, Tanner and Casey.