Typex, the pseudonym of Raymond Koot, has been illustrating and publishing comics since 1982. He published his first work in De Balloen, the rebel comics 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 (Taptoe Winterboek 1991)
Since then, he 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. The actual debut of Typex was with the publication of 'Melkman' (Oog & Blik, 1996).
Een heel slim ventje (Taptoe #17, 1990)
As a comic artist, he is well-known for his parody on 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.
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 in commission of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.