Maarten Wolterink was born in Leiderdorp, but lives and works in Delft. He studied at the Rotterdam Art Academy, after which he became a freelance designer, while also doing some illustration work on the side. He started out doing cartoons in 1991. His cartoons have appeared in Leidsch Dagblad, Haagse Courant and Haarlems Dagblad. Wolterink has also illustrated two comic albums in the collection 'Jules en Ollie Stedenstrips' (the issues about Heerlen and Eindhoven).