Author

Typex

Typex (b. 1962) is a Dutch comic book artist and illustrator. He has been active in the comics world since 1982. His first work appeared in the underground magazine De Balloen and in various children’s magazines. For the magazine Zone 5300, he developed the cartoon De Belevenissen van Moortje Poes (The Adventures of Moortje the Cat). In 1996, he published Melkman (Milkman) which echoed Max & Moritz. A football comic followed in 2004, De nieuwe avonturen van Kick Wilstra (The New Adventures of Kick Wilstra). He also published his own magazine Chorizo for a while. In 2013 his graphic novel Rembrandt was published to widespread acclaim and has since been translated into eight languages.

Rembrandt

Rembrandt

(Oog & Blik, 2013, 238 pages)

Typex’s magnum opus, a biography of Rembrandt in the form of a graphic novel, opens with images of an elephant. Burly yet vulnerable, ungainly yet with kind eyes: this is how Typex depicts the elephant as a metaphor for one of the giants of the painting world, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669).

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Andy: A Factual Fairytale

Andy: A Factual Fairytale

The Life and Times of Andy Warhol

(Casterman, 2018, 562 pages)

This visual tour de force recounts how little Andrew Warhola went from being a sickly kid in the industrial town of Pittsburgh to Andy Warhol, the enfant terrible of the New York art world and global cultural superstar. Not content with creating a spectacular illustrated portrait of Warhol the artist and Warhol the man, Typex also delivers a stunning overview of pop culture in the 20th century.

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Website

http://typex.nl/