Marc Brown is the renowned illustrator of Judy Sierra’s Wild About Books and ZooZical but is best known worldwide as the creator of Arthur the Aardvark, the star of many picture books, and the five-time Emmy Award-winning TV show and his many friends. He has been writing about Arthur, D.W., and their friends since the '70s and is beloved around the world. Explore his website.
In 1969, Marc Brown graduated from the Cleveland Art Institute with a degree in painting. On his way to becoming a full-time author and illustrator, he worked as a truck driver, short-order cook, television art director, actor, college professor, and freelance illustrator. His big breakthrough came one night when his five-year-old son asked for a bedtime story about a weird animal. Brown came up with Arthur, an aardvark who hated his long nose. In 1976, this story became Arthur's Nose, the first book in the popular series.
This bestselling author joins us to talk about his characters, work, behind-the-scenes fun facts, and more! Check out his collection of work.