MK Brown Official Website: Cartoons, Posters, Books, Illustrations, Bio, Contact. MK Brown’s work has appeared in most national magazines and collections since the 70’s, and in many forms such as cartoons, animation and illustration. She is also a painter, with work in private collections in the US and Europe. Her paintings will be presented in a separate site, soon to come. She grew up in Darien, Connecticut and New Brunswick, Canada, and attended art schools in New London and New Canaan, Connecticut, and in GTO, Mexico. After selling cartoons to small publications like The Realist, her work was published in Playboy Magazine, then in National Lampoon where her cartoons were featured for several decades. Aside from Playboy and National Lampoon, Brown’s cartoons and illustrations were published in Mother Jones Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Women’s Sports, Arcade Comics, The New Yorker and many other magazines both mainstream and underground. She collaborated with Brian McConnachie, Bill Murray, Peter Elbling and Brian Doyle Murray to write TVTV’s first scripted comedy hour for NBC, and later created an animated series for the first season of the Tracy Ullman Show. She also wrote and illustrated several children’s books which received a Junior Literary Guild Award, and were featured on Reading Rainbow. MK Brown’s cartoons have been included in many collections from Twisted Sisters-Collection of Bad Girl Art, to The New Yorker 75th Anniversary Collection and In the recent book about the National Lampoon, “Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant Dead.” edited by Rick Meyerowitz. Her own 240 page volume of cartoons, “Stranger Than Life” is now available from local bookstores, Fantagraphics and Amazon.
A recent project was a short animation for Ford Motor Co. called, “Aliens,” about distracted driving, produced by J.J.Sedelmaier. It tied for 1st place with animation by Bill Plympton at the ASIFA/SF Summer Screening. Current projects include cartoons for The American Bystander, a new magazine recently featured in the New York Times, edited by Michael Gerber and Brian McConnachie, and continuing work on her series of paintings and graphite drawings titled, “Rooms.”