Maarten Wolterink was born in The Netherlands in 1964. He was really good at drawing while he was a kid and he decided to cling to this talent. He took art lessons at the secondary school and four years at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam, in order to become an independent cartoonist.
Maarten Wolterink works for the newspaper Leidsch Dagblad and makes his international cartoons for Cartooning for Peace, the Dutch opinion website Joop
and Cartoon Movement
Besides he gives workshops and does stand-up cartooning.