|M. K. Brown|
|Born||Mary K. Brown|
Aunt Mary's Kitchen
M. K. Brown is an American cartoonist and painter whose work has appeared in many publications, including National Lampoon (1972-1981), Mother Jones, Wimmen's Comix, The New Yorker, Playboy, among others. She has written several books, created animations for The Tracey Ullman Show, and was a contributing artist to the "comic jam" graphic novel The Narrative Corpse. She is also an accomplished painter with work in galleries and many private collections.
Lynda Barry, cartoonist of the comic strip Ernie Pook's Comeek, lists Brown one of her early influences.
M.K. Brown was born in Connecticut and she grew up in Darien, Connecticut and New Brunswick, Canada. She attended school at Silvermine Guild School of Art (now named Silvermine Guild Arts Center) in New Canaan, Connecticut with cartoonist, Manuel "Spain" Rodriguez.
Brown was married to fellow cartoonist B. Kliban; together they had a daughter, Kalia who is a dancer and artist. Since 1967, she has lived in Fairfax, California in Marin County. Brown was married to Gunard Solberg
Her animated series Dr. N!Godatu (with Julie Payne as Dr. Janice N!Godatu) debuted in 1987 on The Tracey Ullman Show alternating with Simpsons shorts (animated by the same Klasky Csupo team). Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Dan Castellaneta from The Simpsons provided voices: Kavner as her receptionist Elaine, Cartwright in "Freeway" (as Dr. N!Godatu's friend who refuses to drive on freeways, through tunnels, or over bridges), and Castellaneta in "Blind Date" (as the date) and "Fishtank" (as the fish tank repairmen). There were six shorts in all, each divided into four Acts. There were also two unreleased episodes (The Party and The Proposal). Dr. N!Godatu is pronounced without a vowel sound preceding the N and a clicked G.
M. K. Brown contributed various strips to National Lampoon magazine between 1972 until 1981; "Aunt Mary's Kitchen" featuring regularly from the early '70s into the early '80s, often in multi-page full color spreads. In 1983 Collier Books published the "Aunt Mary's Kitchen" cookbook of 140 recipes gathered by M. K. Brown.
|Year||Title||Role||Type||Network and/or production||Notes|
|1987||The Tracey Ullman Show, "Dr. N!Godatu"||Script, Animation||Television||Fox||Season 1, short animation vignettes.|
|1991||Doug||Script||Television||Nickelodeon||ACE Award nomination|
|1996–1998||Things That Go Bump in The Night||Script||Television||Danger Productions, Greengrass Productions|||
M.K. Brown grew up in Darien, Connecticut and New Brunswick, Canada.