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Jim Kay

October 1st, 2021

HARRY POTTER: A MAGICAL YEAR – A preview in photos

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)

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July 5th, 2021

Illustrated edition Order of the Phoenix by Jim Kay - Preview

Jim Kay shares preview of illustrated edition of Order of the Phoenix

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 […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #49 · January 2021

The Quibbler - by Fausto Giurescu

Goodbye 2020 – A year in review

The year 2020 will be remembered for a long time for well-known reasons. An unprecedented pandemic in modern times affected the whole planet, but this is not the place to go over the sad things that happened in the Muggle world. We will, instead, go over what happened in the Wizarding World in this 2020 […]

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February 6th, 2020

Artist Jim Kay revealed he suffers from depression and the Order of the Phoenix launch may be delayed

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 […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #34 · October 2019

Early review of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Illustrated Edition

By Fernando Álvarez The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is finally hitting bookshelves this month. Two years after the release of Prisoner of Azkaban’s own illustrated version, we are finally able to immerse ourselves into Jim Kay’s interpretation of the events in the fourth instalment. One of the lingering questions […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #18 · June 2018

Planning an Illustrated Goblet

Jim Kay already started to work on the fourth illustrated installment of the Harry Potter series that will be published by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom and by Scholastic in the United States of America. The British publisher said that the book was going to be released in “Autumn 2019”, but an official date wasn’t […]

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September 22nd, 2017

The Marauder's Map by Jim Kay

Round-up of Harry Potter news

If the Harry Potter fandom was waiting for news for this weekend, Friday has arrived with three updates. One of each kind: movies, books and stage plays. 

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July 16th, 2017

PDF preview of illustrated Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

If you can not wait until October when the illustrated edition by Jim Kay of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be released, then check this 9-pages digital preview of the book.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #1 · November 2016

Chamber of Illustrations

The second installment in the Harry Potter series – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – was published as a illustrated book this month by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom and Scholastic in the United States of America.

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October 4th, 2016

When we visited Jim Kay’s Exhibition

After visiting the place where J.K. Rowling finished writing the Harry Potter series, we headed to Newcastle, to see Jim Kay’s exhibition at Seven Stories.

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July 21st, 2016

Harry Potter Illustrated Box Set

Harry Potter Illustrated Box Set to be published in November

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.

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April 21st, 2016

PDF preview of Illustrated Chamber of Secrets

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 […]

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March 31st, 2016

Artwork from the upcoming illustrated edition of The Chamber of Secrets

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. 

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March 30th, 2016

Illustrated Chamber of Secrets: Cover artwork and phoenix

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.

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November 13th, 2015

More Harry Potter books to be auctioned by Sotheby’s on December 15

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. 

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November 13th, 2015

Deluxe edition signed by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay to be auctioned by Sotheby’s

On December 15th, Sotheby’s will auction a very special copy of the recently published deluxe illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Why so special? This copy, besides to be the first printed copy of this edition, is signed by Jim Kay, the illustrator, and J.K. Rowling herself. J. K. Rowling writes “The […]

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November 5th, 2015

Harry Potter 1: Deluxe illustrated edition is published today

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated edition by Jim Kay was published a month ago, and now fans can buy the deluxe version. It “features an opulent page size and an exclusive pull-out double gatefold of Diagon Alley; intricate foiled line art by Jim Kay on the real cloth cover and slipcase; gilt edges […]

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October 5th, 2015

New images and video (including Chamber of Secrets sneak peek) of Illustrated Harry Potter

Tomorrow is the big day! Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be launched, for the first time, as illustrated edition. Entertainment Weekly published a new interview with Jim Kay – the illustrator – including new four images. The Telegraph and Pottermore published an interview too.

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October 2nd, 2015

The Telegraph reveals new illustrations by Jim Kay

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 […]

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September 17th, 2015

First look at Jim Kay’s Lord Voldemort

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.

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September 8th, 2015

BuzzFeed publishes new artwork and video with Jim Kay

The American news media website, BuzzFeed, has worked alongside with Bloomsbury to release brand new material from the upcoming illustrated Harry Potter edition. Although they say the images are brand new, the artwork showing Hagrid carrying baby Harry was published here first, and the new profile picture of Harry was part of ads that Bloomsbury […]

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September 8th, 2015

Exclusive: New artwork from Illustrated Harry Potter: Hagrid carrying baby Harry

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.

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August 31st, 2015

Exclusive: Full cover of the illustrated Harry Potter

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.

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August 27th, 2015

Two new images from the illustrated Harry Potter Edition

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 […]

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