“I was looking for a medical illustrator a few years ago at the Audiovisual Service of the VU University medical Centre (VUmc) in Amsterdam for two books that we were writing. I met Maartje Kunen and it clicked right away. For all the illustrations we needed, and there were quite a few, the publisher had a limited budget. Maartje figured out how we could realize all images by using a few templates as a basis and use them for the different illustrations. All necessary illustrations could be realized within the budget. The books “Local anesthesia in dentistry” (2006) and “mouth diseases and maxofacial surgery” (2009) are published at Bohn, Staflue and Loghum. The first book is translated in 4 languages: English, Russian, Portuguese and Italian. Making Maartje Kunen nearly world famous. After these initial jobs I have always appealed to her for medical illustrations, to my great satisfaction.
Jacques A. Baart, dental surgeon, VU University Medical Centre & ACTA, Amsterdam