Dutch writer and artist Typex is giving a talk about his biographical graphic novel of the great master, Rembrandt (recently published by independent UK publisher SelfMadeHero) at Waterstones Covent Garden on Thursday 20th June.
The novel, which depicts the artist’s colourful life and paintings, was commissioned with the support of the recently reopened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
The talk is being chaired by broadcaster and champion of international literature Rosie Goldsmith and is supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Netherlands Embassy in London.
Typex will also be attending the second East London Comics & Art Festival (ELCAF) on Saturday 22nd June, which takes place at York Hall, Bethnal Green. He is one of a number of creators with work published by SelfMadeHero who will be signing books, including I. N. J. Culbard (The Shadow Out of Time; At The Mountains of Madness), Rob Davis (Don Quixote), Glyn Dillon (Nao of Brown), and David Hine and Mark Stafford (The Man Who Laughs).
• Rosie Goldsmith in conversation with Typex, author of Rembrandt 6.00pm, Thursday 20th June, Waterstones Covent Garden, 9-13 Garrick Street, London, WC2E 9BA. Tickets: £4/£3 with a Waterstones loyalty card, available in-store and online. Refreshments will be provided.
• For further information: www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/events
• East London Comics & Art Festival 10am – 7pm Saturday 22nd June, York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, E2. Web: www.elcaf.co.uk
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.