Duane W. Rimel

(1915 - 1996)

Duane Weldon Rimel was a fan, poet and author of SF, fantasy, and detective fiction. He discovered Lovecraft fandom growing up in Asotin, Washington along with L. Lee Baldwin. (He was a semi-invalid due to inflammatory rheumatism in his early teens.) He was a friend of H. P. Lovecraft, who helped him with his early work. They nearly published a fanzine together, but it failed because because they couldn't make arrangements for a press. He signed some of his fiction Rex Weldon.

He made many linoleum cuts for The Fantasy Fan and Fantasy Magazine. An interest in jazz got him acquainted with F. T. Laney and they published The Acolyte together.


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