Stephen Payne RIP

News has reached us of the death of Stephen Payne, the Society's first ever Co-Ordinator.

Stephen was one of the founders of DWAS, alongside fellow luminaries Jan Vincent-Rudzki and Gordon Blows, serving as Co-Ordinator from 1976 to 1980.

Having started with Fantasy Image, in the mid 1980's Stephen established the publishing company Visual Imagination, subsequently purchasing Starburst from Marvel Comics, and produced hundreds of quality magazines for over 20 years.

We are deeply saddened by Stephen's passing, and send our condolences to all who knew him.