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Comic Creator

Dick Bruna

Hendrik Magdalenus Bruna

(b. 23 August 1927, The Netherlands)  Netherlands

Dick Bruna

Nijntje, by Dick Bruna

Dick Bruna had a passion for drawing and painting from a very young age. After World War II, Bruna left school and went to London to become a publisher. A year later he left London for Paris, where he frequently visited the museums. The works of modern artists like Picasso, Matisse and Braque made a great impression on the young Dick Bruna, who still enjoyed painting and drawing. He then realized he wanted to become an artist and when he returned to The Netherlands he put his talents to use as an illustrator for the family business.

comic art by Dick Bruna

Dick Bruna illustrated the covers for the Zwarte Beertjes detective series for years. He developed his own recognizable style. Now, Dick Bruna is one of the most famous creators of picture books in the world. He has written and illustrated almost 100 books. Some of his famous creations are 'Snuffie' the dog, 'Betje Big' ('Poppie Pig'), the bears 'Boris and Barbara', and, a favorite of all, 'Nijntje' ('Miffy') the white bunny. Miffy was appointed as New York City's Family Tourism Ambassador in 2003, to give the Big Apple a new appeal to children and European and Asian visitors.

Bruna stamps from Japan
Bruna's art has become especially popular in Japan,
where they've printed several Bruna postage stamps

Miffy Loves New York, by Dick Bruna

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Official Miffy site
More about Miffy in New York

Laatste update: 2009-11-27

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