Marion King was a cartoonist, illustrator and painter on glass. She was born in Trim, Co Meath but spent much of her early life with her family in Leeds, England where she studied at Leeds College of Art. She returned to Ireland in 1922 and exhibited in several locations around Dublin during her lifetime (1934 Angus Gallery, St Stephen’s Green; 1937 Academy of Christian Art, 42 Upper Mount Street Dublin) but also lived for a time in Paris where in 1936 she exhibited at the Salon des Femmes Peintres and the Salon des Artistes Français. Marion King wrote and illustrated a number of children’s books with Irish texts and had a programme on Radio Éireann – ‘Drawing and Painting with Marion King’ which began in 1943. Sean Bunny, her cartoon-and-story strip in the Irish Times began in 1953 and continued until her death in 1963. The family lived at Mill Street.