Obituary: delphyne woods

Fan artist delphyne woods (a.k.a Joan Hanke-Woods, b.1945) died in early September. Woods won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist in 1986 and was a Guest of Honor at Windycon in 1984. Her artwork not only graced fanzines and appeared in convention art shows, but also appeared in Galaxy, Fantastic Films, and The Comics Journal. In recent years, she had become more active in creating art for fanzines again and was slowly scanning some of her older art into electronic formats.

  1. Pam — September 17, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    I will miss you Cousin Joan. Enjoy exploring the Cosmos. Love, Pam

  2. Christopher J Garcia — September 17, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    No. I was so excited to get to meet her at Reno. I have a bunch of her art I was saving for an issue, and i was lucky enough to have a lot of her work for Issue 300.

  3. Donna — September 20, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was a wonderful artist and a lovely person.

  4. Adrienne Foster — October 31, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    Within the last few years, I feel privileged that Delphyne and I became good friends, despite the miles between us. She had been complaining that she had some health issues that her doctors had been unable to diagnose and I’m sorry to hear they led to this. I just wish we could have spent more time together. I can’t believe I won’t see her again. Rest in peace, my friend, you deserve it.