Father-son team Rolf Jensen (the father) and Kent Jensen (the son) are the creators of Narata Storytelling Cards. Both have extensive experience and know-how in a variety of creative fields.
Kent made his début as a creative professional at age 16, as writer and artist for the Norwegian edition of MAD Magazine. On several occasions, Kent scripted material for MAD, and Rolf did the artwork. Kent continued to do funny comics for this publication for several years, and branched into comics coloration.
Gradually, Kent’s focus shifted to making movies. He did storyboard art for multiple feature films, both in Norway and abroad, as well as for commercials, music videos, and short films. Kent co-wrote Norwegian-Moroccan feature film (Le Regard, 2005) with director Nour-Eddine Lakhmari.
He also directed several commercials, as well as an award-winning short film (Kilolirakis, 2005). Kent and Rolf are also the creators of ‘Henrys Hus’ (Henry’s House), a daily newspaper strip published in Dagbladet, Norway’s second biggest newspaper. Kent wrote (and colored) the strip. Rolf did the art. Currently, Kent focuses on developing Narata Storytelling Cards, but has other creative and artistic endeavors under development.
At age 5, Kent taught himself to read, with the Swedish version of Sesame Street as his sole tutor. Ever since, he devoured all kinds of stories, in all genres and forms. Local legend has it when Kent thinks he’s alone, he mouths or loudly declares favorite scenes from classic stories like Ghostbusters and Richard III.
Rolf has forty years experience as a professional illustrator, mostly in the advertising industry. He has also done editorial and political cartoons for Norwegian newspapers. Occasionally Rolf did storyboard work, book illustrations and comics (with Kent). On Rolf’s personal website (Norwegian language) you find many samples of his work.
For the last several years, Rolf specialized in cartoons for lectures and corporate presentations.
Rolf received university education in art at the Bergen Academy for Art and Design.