Robert’s Snow Online Art Auction for Cancer’s Cure: Interview with Scott Magoon

Wednesday, November 7, 2007.

Loch Kindness, a snowflake painted by Scott MagoonOn this edition of Just One More Book!, Mark speaks with illustrator and Houghton Mifflin Art Director, Scott Magoon about children’s books as a gateway drug, what an Art Director looks for in children’s book illustrations and his 2007 snowflake, Loch Kindness (The monster in this loch gets a “taste” of the holiday spirit).

Scott’s heart-warming snowflake is up for bids December 3-7, 2007.

Books mentioned:

Robert’s Snow: for Cancer’s Cure is an online auction of wooden snowflakes painted by participating children’s book illustrators. This annual event, which was started in 2004 by author Grace Lin and her husband Robert Mercer, has raised over $200,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Just One More Book! is one of many online children’s literature resources participating in the promotion of this year’s Robert’s Snow auction. Over the next few weeks we will be publishing interviews with participating illustrators and we’re hoping that you’ll find yourself bidding on the incredible art that’s available to you during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

You can read more about Robert’s Snow: Art Auction for Cancer’s Cure here.

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November 7, 2007 @ 9:16 am

[...] Scott Magoon, featured by Mark and Andrea at Just One More Book!! [...]

Comment by Jules

November 7, 2007 @ 12:22 pm

What a great interview! Thank you, all! I also find it interesting to hear about the role of an art director. I had it all wrong, too, Mark. And, yes, those snowflakes he mentions ARE gorgeous. So many of them are. I wish I could see them all in person, too.

Thanks, Mark and Andrea (and Scott)!

Comment by TadMack

November 7, 2007 @ 2:17 pm

Aww. Now this one has to be today’s favorite since I’m in Scotland. Cute!

Comment by Jen Robinson

November 7, 2007 @ 2:32 pm

Is it any surprise that my favorite part was the end? Picture books as a “gateway drug to a greater world of understanding and learning and life and love” – simply brilliant. Thanks for an interesting interview.

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November 8, 2007 @ 2:01 am

[...] Did you see yesterday’s features? Our last Blogging for a Cure podcast was posted at Just One More Book!! And it was an informative interview with illustrator Scott Magoon, who is also an art director at Houghton Mifflin and talked about the role of an art director (which I had all wrong in my head, so I’m glad JOMB and Scott set me straight). All the features were great, and that feature reminded me — as many have — what a great resource we’ll have when the whole fundraising effort is said and done (as I’m compiling them all on this page for all of us picture book lovers). [...]

Comment by your neighborhood librarian

November 17, 2007 @ 1:20 pm

Oh! LOVE it! Love the monochrome, love the composition… this one is MINE.
:p

Comment by Scott Magoon

November 19, 2007 @ 1:05 pm

Thanks everyone for your kind comments! I enjoy reading them. Mark and Andrea, thank-you for a fun interview!

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December 10, 2007 @ 9:30 am

[...] Scott Magoon at Just One More Book!! [...]

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December 8, 2009 @ 4:26 am

[...] first spread below (of boarding the ship) is from The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating written by A.W. Flaherty and illustrated by Scott Magoon (Houghton Mifflin, Sept. [...]

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