Marc Brown papers, 1994-2007


This collection has:

29.60 cubic ft., 685 audio-visual media, 1 digital objects

Marc Brown (1946-) is an American author and illustrator best known for creating the children's character Arthur the aardvark, the lovable third-grader from Elwood City. After steadily working as an illustrator for other authors for several years, Brown's most famous character evolved after telling his son a bedtime story one night. Not until the debut of the animated television show Arthur, on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) network, did the popularity of the Arthur books (as well as the television series) really skyrocket. Since the success of the show, the Arthur program has won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and three daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children's Animated Program. Arthur continues to be the most watched show on PBS and one of the highest rated children's shows in North American television history. Brown remains the executive producer of the show and is involved in new and exciting projects, both within the Arthur world and in other creative outlets. The success of the Arthur series has garnered interest in another character from the same series-Buster Baxter, the cheerful and outgoing rabbit who is also Arthur's best friend. Buster now has his own series, Postcards from Buster, which focuses on his travels to various places, primarily in the United States, with his father.

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