Obituary: D. West

Fan artist D. West (b.1945) died on September 25 shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. West’s work appeared in numerous fanzines and he won the Nova Award for Best Fan Artist eleven times between 1984 and 2014 as well as the Nova for Best Fan Writer in 1987. In 2011, he declined the Rotsler Award. West was also twice nominated for the Hugo for Best Fan Writer and once for Best Fan Artist. He also won 4 FAAN Awards. In the 1970s, he created the Astral Leauge (sic) in Leeds. His work appeared in Chunga, Izzard, Banana Wings, and other ‘zines.

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  1. Day of the Dead Musings | Bill Bodden — November 2, 2015 @ 7:35 pm

    […] Anyway, Lucy wanted to visit Haworth, home of the Brontes, and I was game to go along. Don, living in the area, agreed to meet us there, though he’d seen the Parsonage before so he waited in a nearby pub. Afterwards in the pub, while Lucy was otherwise engaged, DOn and I talked about fandom, and we agreed that people took themselves far too seriously. Don was a shameless flirt, and a ladies man, and also an intelligent man. I’m sorry I never got to see him again after that. An obituary can be found here. […]

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