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Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Aimée de Jongh & Typex in Toronto

11-12 May

Aimée de Jongh and Typex will attend the Toronto Comic Arts Festival in support of their English-language graphic novels. De Jongh’s second graphic novel Blossoms in Autumn just appeared last March in English translation at SelfMadeHero and is selected graphic novel of the month April by The Guardian; Typex’s Andy. The Life and Times of Andy Warhol was published last October in six different countries simultaneously to widespread acclaim.

Aimée de Jongh

Aimée de Jongh (b. 1988) is a prize-winning animator, cartoon-strip artist and illustrator, who is influenced by European graphic novels, manga and Japanese animated films and commands a wide range of styles and techniques. She has created a daily cartoon strip for the news­paper Metro and a music video for Wende Snijders. Her ani­mated film Aurora was shown in seventy-one Dutch cinemas. Her work has been exhibited in The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Kulturmuseum in Oslo, among others. The Return of the Honey-Buzzard is her first graphic novel; her second graphic novel Blossoms in Autumn was published in 2018 and has been translated into French and English, rights have been sold to Germany.

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. In 2018 his graphic novel biography of Andy Warhol was published simultaneously in six countries. In January 2019 he was awarded the Stripschap Prize, the annual Dutch oeuvre award for cartoonists.

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