Friday, April 8, 2016

Harry Potter: The Illustrated Editions

        As a Harry Potter fan, I often had very different mental pictures of what certain Harry Potter-related things looked like in comparison to the movies, other Harry Potter fans, and artists who created some of the fan art we know and love today. However, I still loved seeing other fans' depictions of what certain characters, buildings, and creatures looked like.

Illustration of Harry Potter

      That's why I was so excited when I heard that Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was not only being rereleased, but it was also illustrated. Artist Jim Kay drew up his own depictions of Harry Potter characters, scenes, and monsters. They were brilliantly colored, thoughtfully done, and incredibly detailed.

Illustration of Hermione Granger

      After the release of the first illustrated Harry Potter book, I've been waiting at the edge of my seat to find out whether or not any of the other books would be illustrated as well. I am here to tell you that yes   an illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is in the works. The same artist who worked on the first book, Jim Kay, will also be illustrating the sequel. He has been working on the illustrations for The Chamber of Secrets since 2015.

Cover of the upcoming illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

     The book is set to be released October 4, 2016.

The video below is a flip through of the Illustrated edition of Harry Potter and The Sourcerer's Stone.

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