About the Comic
Tanner and Casey is thought to be created on June 17th, 2007. With the positive feedback from his family, creator Tanner F. Riche pushed forward. Beginning with only 4-5 characters, by late 2013 the style of the art had progressed by far to the look as we know today. In 2012 Tanner and Casey started a soft launch on Facebook, where the fan count grew. Around a year later the strip began regular production that it still enjoys today. In early June 2013 the real Casey died, but she still lives on in our humorous little comic, signifying a digital relaunch of the strip that December, from which it has been running steadily ever since online, in books, and in newspapers.
Disclaimer of comic:
short: The wacky comic life of a dog, her friends, and her family!
long: Tanner was down on his luck, at a dead end without a job and a pet to care for. Fortunately, his friends, a family of 5 with two cats, welcomed them in until Tanner can get back on his feet. But it isn't always easy when you have things crossing your path, and the jobs still aren't coming in.
About the Cartoonist
Tanner F. Riche was born in Saint John, NB, Canada and grew up on Deer Island. In 2006 he started reading the local paper's comics section and thought it would be fun to add his own art. And from here the cartooning snowball started. He found a passion for art and comic strips and decided in 2007 he would create one of his own (Tanner and Casey)!
He and his parents moved to the mainland, St George, in the Summer of 2011. Here he discovered just how deep his artistic talent really ran and began painting. Today, living in Fredericton with his boyfriend Chad and cat Miley, he is a published author with many books sold, and has sold multiple paintings across Canada and into the United States. His journalism work has appeared in newspapers and on television. He is a volunteer at CHCOtv in St. Andrews and has his own court show in the works.
Today, Tanner, alongside a love for painting, writing, and creating things, is in full swing with Tanner and Casey and loves to make people laugh - a goal he faces each day!