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Scott Magoon at Montserrat College of Art

  • Montserrat College of Art 23 Essex Street, Room H201 Beverly, MA 01915 (map)

Scott Magoon's work is words and pictures. While studying English lit at Northeastern he wrote and illustrated Duct Tape Man, the first comic strip to appear in the Northeastern News. He interned at The Boston Globe in the Editorial Design department; it was this experience that led him to designing for dot coms and on to FableVision, Peter Reynolds' animation studio. In 2003, Scott transitioned to the children's publishing world as a book designer at Candiewick Press. There he worked on books for Robert Sabuda, Avi and Kate DiCamillo. From there he moved to art direction at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where he worked with Steve Jenkins, Tom Lichtenheld and Chris Van Allsburg. Throughout this time Scott worked on his own at night and on weekends as a freelance author and illustrator of many acclaimed books including SPOON by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, THE NUTS series by Eric Litwin, MOSTLY MONSTERLY by Tammi Sauer and his own books BREATHE and THE BOY WHO CRIED BIGFOOT. He recently left his Art Director position at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to pursue his writing and illustrating full time; an opportunity he very greatly appreciates. He lives in Reading with his family. 

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