Creator of Arthur the Aardvark
Marc Brown is best known for creating Arthur the Aardvark, the iconic children’s book character and star of the lovable television show of the same name, which airs on PBS. Brown’s character, eight-year-old Arthur, has struck a chord with children and parents alike because of his unique ability to deal with complex, real-life issues that children face in ways that are thoughtful and authentic to them, yet never condescending, and always with a delightful dose of humor.
The Arthur television show, which brought the Arthur series of books charmingly to life, has won numerous awards, including a Peabody Award and three Daytime Emmys. Arthur was also named by TV Guide as one of the “Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time” in 2002.
Brown’s talk will detail how his grandmother supported his early writing and drawing and how his life, and the lives of his children, have inspired Arthur’s many adventures. He will talk about his creative process and how Arthur has taken him on many adventures –including meeting four presidents and traveling on Air Force One! He will also give a special sneak peek into what projects he is currently working on.
Marc Brown lives on Martha’s Vineyard, with his family, in Tisbury, Massachusetts.
This event is not open to the public.