No Milton universe without a passionate and creative team. Meet some of the people behind the curious rabbit and his magical adventures.
Meet the Milton team
Jesper, along with Marianne, got the idea for Milton’s universe in 2018. He wishes he hadn’t. Because now, he works around the clock to convince the world to stop everything and fall in love with an adventurous, white rabbit. Jesper is very enthusiastic, as in VERY, whether he is talking to booksellers, teachers, ministers or other hotshots. His hardworking and compelling nature means that Milton Around the World has been traveling at rocket speed since the initial tiny thought. When Jesper finally allows himself a few hours of sleep, he cuddles up with a Milton plush. Jesper can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +4526855818
Marianne is Milton’s ‘mother’. She is the creative power behind the Milton project. It’s not always easy to follow what goes on behind the (relatively) gentle exterior, but out of nowhere Marianne has created a whole new world of endearing and sympathetic characters, not unlike Tolkien. Who else comes up with the idea that hedgehog noses vibrate when they are excited? Milton and Marianne are BFF’s, because she understands his curious approach to life and its challenges better than anyone. They are both very convincing – and once you get to know them, they will take you on a superfast journey on an inner as well as an outer level. Marianne can be reached at email@example.com
Rikke is Milton’s ‘school mom’ and owner of Play with IT. Based on the stories, she creates the educational teaching materials for Milton’s universe. She thinks out of the box and understands fully what it takes to bewitch the students – exactly as she herself has been enchanted by Milton. Rikke creates fun and creative analog and digital assignments that engage students in Milton’s teaching universe and strengthen their interest in the Sustainable Development Goals. If you are lucky, you can meet Rikke and Milton on bike at full speed on their way to introduce a new class to Milton and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Like everyone else on the team, Vibeke got at severe case of the Milton fever after being introduced to the universe. It is Vibeke who makes the stories inviting to look at and read. With a secure hand on the mouse, she sets up text and illustrations so they are presented in the best way imaginable to the curious children, who will enjoy and learn from the stories. But there are many other tasks that need to be done, such as posters, flyers and other materials, when every other day you get a frantic call about Milton going to a fair, festival, school visit and various other events.
Lykke is the one who gives Milton a visual life with her empathetic and expressive illustrations. She has taken Marianne’s vision and created Milton, Amanda, Conrad and all the other exciting characters in the Milton universe as we know them today. Lykke possesses an exceptional patience, which is important when you are bombarded with new ideas and directions from the author all the time. She also creates illustrations for social media use in record time. And the result always exceeds expectations. No one else can capture Milton and the other character’s expressions as accurately and charmingly as Lykke.
Sabina is the one who spreads the message about Milton’s universe by creating content for the website, social media etc. in the form of text, pictures and videos. She finds the little stories inside the big stories and tries to convince everyone to get acquainted with Milton and his friends. At Sabina’s house, it is not unusual to see Christmas trees in September, Sustainable Development Goals on the wall or furniture moved around to make room for a Milton photoshoot. And if you see a grown woman in the airport or at the train station with a big plush rabbit sticking out of her backpack, it’s probably Sabina with her favorite travel buddy.