The Stripschap Prize 2019, the annual Dutch oeuvre award for cartoonists, has been awarded to Amsterdam cartoonist and illustrator Typex. Ever since the appearance of his overwhelming biography of Andy Warhol, eyes have been constantly focused on the Amsterdam comic strip maker and illustrator. Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol has been published in six languages and fourteen countries and was praised all over the world.
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. In 2018 his graphic novel biography of Andy Warhol was published.
Andy: Life and Times of Andy Warhol
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.
Typex is also one of 45 nominees in the official selection for the prizes of FIBD, the international comics festival in Angouleme, France. Winners will be announced on 26 January.