American Library Association Conference

Typex in Washington D.C.

20-25 June 2019

Graphic novelist Typex will travel to Washington D.C. to participate in the American Library Association Annual Conference. He will be participating in various events during his stay: panel discussions, workshops, meeting with fans and signing sessions of his book Andy. The Life and Times of Andy Warhol, published in English translation by SelfMadeHero (UK) and ABRAMS (US).


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. In January 2019 he was awarded the Stripschap Prize, the annual Dutch oeuvre award for cartoonists.

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.