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Other repeating characters incorporate Boris the young man bear and Barbara his sweetheart, Poppy the kind pig woman and Snuffy the dog. Additionally, Bruna has likewise made stories for characters, for example, Lottie, Farmer John, and Hettie Hedgehog. Beside his productive index of youngsters' books, Bruna likewise outlined and composed book spreads, blurbs and special materials for his dad's distributed organization A.W. Bruna and Zoon. His most mainstream outlines graced the fronts of the Zwarte Beertjes arrangement of books. Among his outlines those for Simenon's Maigret are entirely renowned. They are exemplified by realistic outlines of a channel on different foundations.

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Dick Bruna's dad in the end turned into the biggest distributer in Netherlands. His organization, A.W. Bruna and Zoon, had a bookstand at for all intents and purposes each one of the nation's inexhaustible railroad stations. His dad's expectations were for Bruna to emulate his example, however Bruna had diverse arrangements. Bruna's sibling in the end assumed control over the business, yet Dick Bruna dependably remained a nearby partner.

In 1955, while on vacation with his wife Irene and their kid, he saw a rabbit bouncing around their home and later made endeavors to draw it, in this manner making Miffy. "Miffy" is the English-dialect name, though "Nijntje" (affirmed nein-che) is the first Dutch name of the rabbit, originating from "konijntje" which is the modest type of "konijn" (rabbit).

Throughout the years Bruna has outlined more than 2,000 spreads and more than 100 publications for the family business, A.W. Bruna and Zoon. His most perceived delineations were for the Zwarte Beertjes (English: minimal wild bears) arrangement of books, including The Saint, James Bond, Simenon, and Shakespeare.

In July 2014 he reported his retirement; the rights to the Miffy character won't be sold.


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At a youthful age Bruna began drawing, but on the other hand was affected by craftsmen of other works of art. He drew covers for his school daily paper in Walt Disney style. Later he appreciated Rembrandt and Van Gogh.




Miffy the most famous character designed by Dick BrunaMiffy the most famous character designed by Dick Bruna

The greatest impact was maybe Matisse. Dick Bruna's first works depended on compositions by the French painter. Bruna has additionally been noted to have been impacted by the Dutch visual computerization development, De Stijl, specifically the work of designer Gerrit Rietveld.

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