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I did about 2000 covers altogether, for all sorts of books - from Shakespeare to James Bond - and I always had the idea that I must give 100%, no matter who the author was. Dick Bruna#Altogether 65
Dick Bruna#Altogether 65
I thought it would be very nice to become Picasso or Rembrandt, or a van Gogh. Dick Bruna#Become 64
Dick Bruna#Become 64
I thought it was amazing to work with authors, to get a manuscript and try to make up a cover for it. Dick Bruna#Amazing 61
Dick Bruna#Amazing 61
Now, I had been drawing all this time - especially in France of course - so, when I came back, my father gave me the chance to do a cover for one of the books he published. Dick Bruna#Books 51
Dick Bruna#Books 51
When I make a book, I make it for the child and not for the parent - no jokes in it for the parents! Dick Bruna#Book 48
Dick Bruna#Book 48
Miffy has changed quite a lot since the early books, although I never realised it at the time. Dick Bruna#Books 38
Dick Bruna#Books 38
I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist. Dick Bruna#Artist 37
Dick Bruna#Artist 37
I want a nice picture book with 12 pictures - I do my best with that format. Dick Bruna#Best 35
Dick Bruna#Best 35
But we discovered that, although I liked publishing, the commercial side meant nothing at all to me. Dick Bruna#Commercial 34
Dick Bruna#Commercial 34
My father realised that for me to become a publisher in his firm would have been the end of the firm! Dick Bruna#Become 29
Dick Bruna#Become 29
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