Fuse #8

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hot Men of Children's Literature Part 37 in a Series

The polls are closed.
The votes are in.
The ballots counted.
The judges accused and then cleared of all charges pertaining to personal preferences.

I asked you who the hottest man of children's literature was and you responded (when given a nice neat list to choose from). I even conceded the point and allowed a YA feller in there once or twice. And when all was said and done, I was just as amazed as you were at the results. Maybe it was because I kept misspelling the candidates' names, or maybe the mother of the winner kept voting for him, but this week we turn our attention to the one....

... the only ...

SCOTT MAGOON


His boyish charm won him a whopping 84 votes as of midnight, April 24th, just narrowly beating out David Ezra Stein, whose fans attempted a last minute coup. To be frank, this is the very first time Mr. Magoon has come to my attention. The same cannot be said for his books. I'm well-acquainted with his work on last year's Ugly Fish. Falling into the ever-widening category of Let's Eat the Hero books (alongside such worthy fellows as Wolves and Tadpole's Promise) Ugly Fish's art is all Magoon. As of yet, he's still a newbie. With only a few books to his name he's just now coming to the attention of publishing world at large.

What we like about Mr. Magoon are the props he pays to his fellows. When you look at his website, his About Me page is only half him. The second half is a magnificent listing of fellow artists he admires. And the usual Sendak, Herge, and Steig inclusions appear next to the lesser lauded Sweets, Lehman, and Childs.

Plus he dislikes circus peanuts. What more could you possibly want in a man? Mr. Magoon, welcome to the pantheon of kidlit hotties.

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7 Comments:

At 7:46 AM , Anonymous jules said...

Ugly Fish is a wonder. I think Magoon is one to watch for sure.

 
At 10:35 AM , Blogger Laura said...

No way is he as cute as David Levithan.

 
At 12:07 PM , Blogger kittenpie said...

Oooh, I looove Ugly Fish! And now I love him too...

 
At 7:11 PM , Blogger heidi said...

He is cute! Is there a list of Hot Men 1-37? I searched but couldn't find it. Thanks!

 
At 7:27 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

It's on the right-hand side of the blog near the bottom of my links.

 
At 9:29 PM , Blogger ChatRabbit said...

How could anyone object to a guy who "dislikes" circus peanuts (truly one of the most vile candies on earth)...Huzzah! He draws good, too.

 
At 7:28 PM , Blogger Ian Sands said...

Whatever, sour grapes!

 

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