September 12th, 2023
On October 16th, the companion book The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac will be released for sale, published by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom and by Scholastic in the United States of America. This official compendium/encyclopedia of the Wizarding World will feature illustrations from seven artists who bring their vision of the Harry Potter world to […]
August 22nd, 2023
Ahead of the publication of The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac, The Rowling Library has taken the opportunity to publish an interview with one of the illustrators who brought this companion title to life. Peter Goes is a freelance artist and picture book illustrator, living in Belgium. He has also worked as a stage manager and […]
July 18th, 2023
Today, the official accounts of Robert Galbraith made an announcement regarding tomorrow’s big reveal: the official cover and synopsis of the new book, “The Running Grave,” will be unveiled on July 19th. Surprisingly, the synopsis and the cover have already surfaced on various library websites, with McNallyRobinson bookstore being one of them (credit goes to […]
March 3rd, 2023
Harry Potter fans around the world can rejoice as Bloomsbury Children’s Books has announced the upcoming release of The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac, the first official magical companion to J.K. Rowling’s beloved series. This comprehensive guidebook will take readers on a journey through the wizarding world, from the Sorting Hat to spell-casting, and everything in […]
MinaLima, the graphic design duo, has finally revealed the cover of their illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, along with some first glimpses of the interior. In July 2022, the confirmation that this new edition would be released in 2023 had generated a lot of excitement among fans who have been […]
January 16th, 2023
Bloomsbury, the publishers of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, has announced that the global celebration of the beloved stories will return in 2023 with a new name: Harry Potter Book Day. The event, previously known as Harry Potter Book Night, has been rebranded to allow fans of all ages to participate in the annual celebration, […]
October 7th, 2022
Jim Kay, the artist behind the illustated edition of the Harry Potter books, is stepping down from working on them, his agent Alison Eldred has announced. Jim Kay has announced that he’s stepping down from working on the Harry Potter series. The fifth book will be published next week and it includes some fabulous work […]
May 31st, 2022
This summer, the Harry Potter series will be getting a radical new look for those enjoying the stories on digital devices. Twenty-five years after J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published in print in the UK, the audiobooks and eBooks continue to ride high in the bestseller lists, with new generations […]
May 19th, 2022
Bloosmbury has shared with us in exclusive the first two photos of the upcoming edition to celebrate the 25 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This upcoming edition is out next June 9th in the United Kingdom.
May 15th, 2022
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bloomsbury is going to publish a new edition next June 9th. This was announced a few months ago, where the publisher promised that this new edition (that will have the original cover by Thomas Taylor) was going to include some […]
March 24th, 2022
The cover for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Original Screenplay have been revealed. J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves appears in the cover as the authors of the material. This official screenplay includes behind-the-scenes commentary and content and serves as the ultimate companion to the film. Not only can readers explore every scene of the […]
February 17th, 2022
TIME TO CONJURE YOUR PATRONUS – FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX BY J.K. ROWLING, REVEALING SPECTACULAR COVER ART BY JIM KAY, AS HE INVITES GUEST ILLUSTRATOR NEIL PACKER TO JOIN HIM IN AN EXCITING CREATIVE COLLABORATION. Jim Kay’s Illustrated Editions of the Harry Potter […]
February 9th, 2022
Amazon has updated its page for the collectors’ edition of the illustrated Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (by J.K. Rowling, with artwork by Jim Kay), and the listing says the book will be 576 pages long. In comparison, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is 464 pages long (and both editions, […]
February 4th, 2022
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was the second film in the Fantastic Beasts series, and after the success of the first one (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Warner Bros. wanted to replicate the success with a big marketing campaign in a few cities around the world. The chosen marketing action was a […]
January 24th, 2022
Bloomsbury has confirmed to us that the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, with artwork by the great Jim Kay, will be published on October 11th, 2022. Both editions, the regular edition and the deluxe edition, will be published on the same day. Bloomsbury will share more news about the […]
October 1st, 2021
HARRY POTTER: A MAGICAL YEAR is out next week! See some exclusive photos of this new beautiful edition that includes illustration by the great Jim Kay: Preorder on Bloomsbury Books website (UK)
September 14th, 2021
Two illustrations from the upcoming novel by J.K. Rowling, The Christmas Pig, have been revealed today. The first one shows Dur Pig, or DP. Dur Pig is the best friend that Jack has ever known. The second image shows Jack and The Christmas Pig, falling into the “Last of the Lost”, a place that will […]
August 12th, 2021
Bloomsbury will publish a special commemorative edition featuring the original cover design of Hary Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, with artwork by Thomas Taylor. To be published in June 2022, this new edition will mimic the original one published back in 1997. The British publisher has set up a page answering frequent questions from the […]
July 5th, 2021
Jim Kay shared this piece (in progress) for the forthcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in his Instagram account: The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is expected to be published in 2022 by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom and Scholastic in the United […]
June 29th, 2021
The cover design for J.K. Rowling’s new book for children, The Christmas Pig, has been revealed. Jim Field has produced a stunning illustration for the cover as well as nine black and white spreads and design features for the interior of the book. J.K. Rowling commented: ‘Jim’s illustrations are simply perfect. It really is as […]
Interview with Richard Horne,who designed the original covers forFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages.
March 27th, 2020
We got access to a leaked preview of the upcoming edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States of America). In this preview, you can appreciate some illustrations from this beautiful edition that looks really promising. Update: We were asked to remove the […]
February 6th, 2020
Jim Kay, the artist behind the Harry Potter Illustrated editions, has just shared that he has “been battered by depression these last few months, and despite working non stop have produced practically nothing for The Order of the Phoenix. A minor miracle is now required to get this book done.” Mental health is really important […]
October 6th, 2018
As it happened with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the second film in the series Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will have a lot of companion books. One of them is Lights, Camera, Magic! – The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which is authored by Ian Nathan. Nathan already wrote Inside […]
September 24th, 2018
On October 9th, Scholastic will publish in the United States of America the illustrated edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, just one week after Bloomsbury publishes its edition in the United Kingdom. While the British edition artwork was in charge of Chris Riddell, the American counterpart was illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger. Two weeks before […]
October 13th, 2017
Thanks to the Kel Ediciones bookshop, we received a copy of the preview of the upcoming Illustrated Edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, to be released in November. Although the illustrations are not new, we can see the general layout of the book and how the text will be displayed over the […]
March 14th, 2017
A new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with a new foreword by Newt Scamander and six new creatures has been published by Bloomsbury today in the United Kingdom – and by Scholastic in the United States. However, the British publication house also announced a new edition to be released in November.
March 7th, 2017
Bloomsbury, Scholastic and Pottermore revealed the cover for the next illustrated edition in the Harry Potter series: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The cover shows a dark scene – Harry in front of the Knight Bus. This is in contrast from the first two cover artworks from this new collection, that depicted happy moments from […]
October 24th, 2016
This year Bloomsbury published two new editions for its slipcase collection of Harry Potter books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (January) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (April). Next month is the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in this format – and we have the images of […]
September 1st, 2016
The original screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by J.K. Rowling – out on November 18 – has its cover revealed today.
August 21st, 2016
In the last months, new drawings made by J.K. Rowling have appeared in some sections on the Pottermore website, but no one noticed them. They were not announced by Pottermore Staff, so they stayed there until someone recognized them. There are new three handwritten drawings by J.K. Rowling, and four that we already knew but […]
July 21st, 2016
We found out about this a few weeks ago – but we couldn’t confirm what was about. “Harry Potter Illustrated Box Set” was the title but no more info, just a suggested price. Now, we have all the details about what Bloomsbury has planned for November for the Harry Potter fans.
April 21st, 2016
Bloomsbury has upload a PDF preview of the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This preview is 8 pages long and, of course, includes new illustrations by Jim Kay. The new artwork shown is a double page about mandrakes, a double page of the chapter The Deathday Party (with a background […]
March 31st, 2016
As we told you previously, the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is going to be published in the United Kingdom and the United States of America on October 4th. The book will have 272 pages, and will be illustrated by Jim Kay again.
March 30th, 2016
BuzzFeed (in partnership with Scholastic and Bloomsbury, the publishers behind this project) has published the cover of the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, alongside with an inside illustration of a phoenix.
November 13th, 2015
The deluxe edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone signed by Jo and Jim is not the only one book to be auctioned by Sotheby’s next month. The Sotheby’s English Literature, History, Children’s Books, and Illustrations 15 December 2015 includes 7 Harry Potter lots, besides the deluxe edition.
October 2nd, 2015
The Telegraph Books has revealed new illustrations by Jim Kay. In this new set of new artwork, we can appreciate new characters (McGonagall), new places (The Great Hall), and new scenes, of course. However, be careful if you click. You may not want to spoil the surprise when you open your copy of the illustrated […]
September 17th, 2015
With an online campaign, Bloomsbury and Scholastic have revealed Lord Voldemort’s face on Unveil Voldemort website. The illustration, made by Jim Kay, appeared after 14.000 people shared the hashtag #UnveilVoldemort on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. The final image shows Voldemort’s eye on the back of Quirrell’s head.
September 8th, 2015
Time for another never seen before artwork from the upcoming Harry Potter illustrated edition. Today, you are going to see a marvellous illustration from Chapter 1, The Boy Who Lived. The painting shows one of the first scenes, Hagrid carrying baby Harry to Privet Drive, where Dumbledore and McGonagall await them.
August 31st, 2015
We are more than happy to share with our readers another exclusive about the upcoming Harry Potter illustrated book. This time, it is the complete artwork for the dust jacket of the soon-to-be-published edition. The artwork shows the full scene at the Hogwarts Express departure from King’s Cross, with Harry among the people.
August 27th, 2015
Bloomsbury has shared two new images from the upcoming Harry Potter illustrated edition in their Twitter account. Each image contains a quote from the first book and a character potrait. The first one is an new Harry Potter face, while the second is Ron Weasley. Ron’s face was already been shared, but was an sketch. Now […]
June 4th, 2015
Last Wednesday, Bloomsbury held a private event to show an exclusive preview of the Jim Kay artwork to be used in the upcoming Harry Potter illustrated edition. It was very secretive, as no photographs or mobile devices were allowed. The only known photo was shared by the Chicken and Frog blog, and it is from […]
May 21st, 2015
Bloomsbury revealed another image by Jim Kay from the illustrated Harry Potter edition. This time, the image is Harry Potter in his first room at Durleys’, the well-known cupboard under the stairs: “Harry was used to spiders, because the cupboard under the stairs was full of them, and that was where he slept”. This edition will […]
March 10th, 2015
We are happy to share with our readers this never seen artwork from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition. With illustrations by Jim Kay, the book will be published on 6th October 2015, and will be the first illustrated edition of a Harry Potter novel.
January 13th, 2015
Today Bloomsbury have released four new images from the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Illustrated by Jim Kay, the images show four major characters from the books: Rubeus Hagrid, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy and Ron Weasley. The book will be published on 6th October 2015, and will be the first […]
August 20th, 2014
Bloomsbury revealed the artwork for new Harry Potter hardback boxed set. It was made by Jonny Duddle, the illustrator who also made the covers for this new edition. Watch it here.
August 1st, 2014
Bloomsbury, the British publisher of the Harry Potter books, has revealed in its Facebook Page the seven covers made by Jonny Duddle for the new editions soon to be released. You can see a promotional poster with the seven artworks, and the new covers here, here, here and here.
July 4th, 2014
Bloomsbury has revealed the new cover of the third book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. See it here. The artwork has been made by Jonny Duddle and will be part of the new editions that Bloomsbury plans to publish in September of this year.
May 27th, 2014
Bloomsbury has revealed the new cover of the second book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Enjoy it here. The artwork has been made by Jonny Duddle and will be part of the new editions that Bloomsbury plans to publish in September of this year.
April 8th, 2014
The website Writers & Artists – a website made by Bloomsbury – has published a new interview with Jonny Duddle. The new Harry Potter editions by Bloomsbury will contain artwork by Jonny Duddle.
December 4th, 2010
Harry Potter is a huge franchise. Movies, merchandising and a lot of books. A guy with a scar and glasses. But the first person who gave Harry a public face was Thomas Taylor, the artist responsible for the cover for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997, Bloomsbury). Thomas Taylor drew the first Harry Potter […]