Illustrator and author Sieb Posthuma (1960-2014) studied at the renowned Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and began his career with illustrations for newspapers and magazines. He made his debut as a children’s writer with stories about his own dog, Rintje, which he both wrote and illustrated. In 2009 and 2012 he won the Golden Paintbrush for the best illustrated children’s book of the year, the major Dutch illustrator’s award. His books have been published in America, China, Japan, France, Brazil, Italy, Denmark and Germany, and his work for both adults and children has been exhibited all over the world. Rintje also appeared on stage and stars in his own animated TV series.