'Rembrandt' (2013).

Typex, the pseudonym of Raymond Koot, has been illustrating and publishing comics since 1982. He published his first work in De Balloen, the rebel comic magazine published by Ger van Wulften, that also contained work by Paul Bodoni, Windig & De Jong and De Jager & Stevenhagen. He did his work for De Balloen, as well as the comics he did for the Malmberg magazines, under his own name. He was present in the children's magazine Taptoe with comics starring 'Joke en Onno' en in Hello You with 'I Claudia'.

Winter op Uranus, by Raymond Koot (Typex) (in Taptoe Winterboek 1991)
'Joke en Onno' - 'Winter op Uranus ' (Taptoe Winterboek 1991). 

Since then, Typex has made comics and (mainly) illustrations for a variety of magazines including Oor (the 'Potpourri' section), Zone 5300 ('De Belevenissen van Moortje Poes'), Vrij Nederland, Intermediair, NRC, De Volkskrant and De Filmkrant. In the 1980s he appeared in De Volkskrant with 'Dik Buik', a comic about a little boy who grows up in his mother's belly. By 2020 he has a weekly comic in the paper each Wednesday. 'Je Moeder!' gives a touching chronicle of the author's relationship with his own mother during the lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Een heel slim ventje, by Raymond Koot (Typex) (in Taptoe #17, 1990)
'Een Heel Slim Ventje' (Taptoe #17, 1990). 

The actual debut of Typex was with the publication of 'Melkman' (Oog & Blik, 1996). As a comic artist, he is well-known for his parody of the famous Dutch comic 'Kick Wilstra', called 'De Nieuwe Avonturen van Kick Wilstra' (2004) and his collaboration with Peter Pontiac on 'The Quick Brown Fax' in 1998.

Lancey, by Typex

Between 2000 and 2003, he published three 'Chorizo' books with Oog & Blik. He furthermore made the "Golden Book" 'De Wolkenfabriek' (Rubinstein, 2006), and did a contribution to Eisner magazine. It wasn't until 2013 that Typex made his first full-length graphic novel, a comics biography of Dutch painter Rembrandt Van Rijn in commission of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In 2018 he followed this up with another graphic novel about a famous painter, 'Andy, feitelijke fictie' (2018) about Andy Warhol.

In 2013 his graphic novel 'Rembrandt' won the Willy Vandersteenprijs. On 23-24 March 2019, during the Stripdagen in Utrecht, he received the Stripschapprijs. 

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Melkman, by Typex

Typex on Aug Stone's The Counterforce podcast

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