At 25, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his film Walking. At 28, he completed Street Musique, a masterpiece that will go down in animation history. Ryan Larkin won glory at a young age, then collapsed under the pressures of success and creativity and threw everything away to choose a life of homelessness. This is a work of soulful nonfiction by Chris Robinson, a noted figure in the animated film world, tracing the singular life of the legendary filmmaker who made four animated shorts between 1965 and 1972 and then passed away in obscurity in 2007.
Fusing memoir and biography, this book explores the complex life of animation Oscar nominee and NFB superstar Ryan Larkin whose life was derailed by addiction.