From the thirty-two canvas Campbell's Soup Cans to the Marilyn Diptych, Andy Warhol's silkscreens are the epitome of Pop Art: witty, gimmicky and unafraid of repetition. Obsessed with consumerism and the cult of celebrity, Warhol glorified the surface of things - and yet he was a man of deep complexity.
In Andy, Typex describes the remarkable life of the king of Pop Art, from his working-class upbringing in Pittsburgh to the dizzying heights of his celebrity. Spanning a period that began with the talkies and ended with the rise of house music, it is also a memorable portrait of 20th century pop culture and the stars that defined it: from Elvis to Greta Garbo, Truman Capote to Lou Reed.
Focusing on Warhol's early career as a commercial illustrator, his relationship with the Velvet Underground and the development of his own instantly recognizable style, Typex's Andy is a thrilling portrait of a transcendent artist and master self-publicist. This 568-page graphic novel - with silver lined pages - is the first to tell the complete life story of the iconic pop artist.
Typex (born 1962) is a Dutch cartoonist and illustrator. He has been active in the world of comics 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 comic strip De Belevenissen van Moortje Poes. In 1996 he published Melkman, an echo of Max & Moritz. This was followed in 2004 by a soccer strip, De nieuwe avonturen van Kick Wilstra. For some time he also published his own magazine, Chorizo. In 2013, he published his graphic novel Rembrandt, which has been translated into eight languages. In 2018, his graphic novel biography of Andy Warhol was published.
Size: 187 x 259 x 32 mm
Size: 568 pages
Weight: 1610 grams