I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist.
Right at the beginning, I didn't know if Miffy was a boy or girl.
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.
Before he went to sleep, I told him a little story about a rabbit we saw run around the beach house we rented.
But we discovered that, although I liked publishing, the commercial side meant nothing at all to me.