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Creating Duvel and the 3irds

Creating Duvel and the 3irds

The corona lockdown gave me the chance to go through my archives and look back on what I have created during the last 10 years. I realized that I have been making phantasy birds for a long time. Birds are everywhere. You see them in your backyard, they wake you on an early spring morning. That makes them easy to study. They are great to create and tell stories with. The first time I created a...

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Rebuilding the websites

Rebuilding the websites

We are in the process of redesigning and rebuilding our websites. This has turned out to be quite a challenge. Our Wild Picha website had to be rebuilt because adobe decided to stop the support for the software we used. The twikga website for the publishing company in Hamburg was outdated and I wanted to merge it with my illustration website. The ikga twikga blog had been compromised. So we had...

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Elephants on the drawing board

Elephants on the drawing board

This story goes back to 2013. The making of the last twikga book, Tata & Squack - Mission Elephant. Only recently I went through my old sketchbooks and decided to add some of the pages to this post. For more sketchbook galleries have a look under the tag Sketchbook... The making of the next Tata&Squack was in full progress. The pictures we took during our visit to Samburu, Kenya in 2012...

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twikga blog relocated

twikga blog relocated

Ikga twikga has found a new home on twikga stories. Ikga twikga was the blog of the twikga publishing company in Hamburg from 2010 until 2016, when the company seized to exist and Tanja and Willem decided to move back to Holland. The content of the blog was very precious to everybody who had worked on the twikga books. It was a kind of "logbook" of the making of the books, the illustrations, the...

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Terug naar de Noordzeekust

Terug naar de Noordzeekust

Na ruim 25 jaar kwamen we terug naar de kust en het dorp waar we zo veel goede jeugd-herinneringen aan hebben. Willem en ik kennen elkaar al sinds de middelbare school tijd. We zijn beiden in Noord Holland opgegroeid. Na ons eindexamen wisten we niet hoe snel we hier weg moesten komen. Ik ging studeren in Zwitserland, later in Rotterdam. Daarna hebben we samen een wereldreis gemaakt. We gingen...

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Thank you for the good times!

Thank you for the good times!

The twikga publishing company seized to exist, but while it lasted we did great things! I would like to thank everybody who helped me realize this creative adventure. Thank you all for the hard work and the good times! My special thanks go to my husband Willem. Not only did you support my publishing ambitions business wise, you also helped me to take the pictures I needed to make my...

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Kreativer Abschied

Kreativer Abschied

Abschied von Irene. Es fällt mir schwer. Nach mehr als 10 Jahren trennen sich unsere Wege. Ich kam in 2004 zu Irene zur Mappenvorbereitung für mein Studium an der Bildkunst Akademie. Nach meinem Studium war sie mein Creatives Gewissen bei dem Entstehen der Bücher. Später habe ich bei Ihr an meinen Collagen gearbeitet. Viele Montage habe ich zusammen mit verschiedenen creatieven Mitstreitern in...

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Tata&Squack – Mission Elefant wird gedruckt!

Tata&Squack – Mission Elefant wird gedruckt!

Gestern war der Andruck von Tata&Squack - Mission Elefant, immer wieder ein spannender Moment. Obwohl es Farbproben gibt, liegt mir viel an der persönlichen Abstimmung der Farben mit den Meistern an der Druckmaschine. Ein Glück sind diese sehr professionell und haben ein offenes Ohr für die Wünsche der Illustratorin. Die Farben für ein Kinderbuch müssen kräftig sein, aber für Afrika dürfen sie...

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