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Order of the Phoenix

The Rowling Magazine Issue #70 · October 2022

The Dementor Metaphor

Shorn of world-building Prisoner of Azkaban is the story of one boy’s struggle with depression, as Harry Potter comes to terms with the murder of his parents. Harry’s depression is manifested in the terrifying form of the Dementors of Azkaban, which threaten to consume his soul. Depression is the adversary he must overcome to survive […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #71 · November 2022

Cover for the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Interview with Neil Packer: Illustrator of The Order of the Phoenix

Interview conducted and published by the French fansite UniversHarryPotter. They kindly provided us with the original version in English to include it in the magazine. If until then Jim Kay had worked alone on the illustration of the previous volumes, for his last illustrated edition of the saga, he collaborated with Neil Packer in order […]

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February 17th, 2022

Cover for the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

First look at the new Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Cover and Inside)

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 […]

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February 9th, 2022

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Illustrated Edition will have 576 pages

Illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will have 576 pages

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, […]

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January 24th, 2022

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Illustrated by Jim Kay

Jim Kay’s Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to be published October 11, 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 […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #53 · May 2021

The Daily Prophet - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The evolution of The Daily Prophet

The Daily Prophet newspaper has been used as a key element throughout the Harry Potter series both to provide a broader view of the goings-on in the Wizarding community and at times to deliver important clues and information to move the main plot of the story forward. Besides the fact that the newspapers contain moving […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #42 · June 2020

The wand didn’t choose the wizard: Neville Longbottom and his dad’s wand

The Wizarding World is full of fascinating objects, but wands are the most magical of them all. A wizard’s wand is much more important than simply being a wooden stick for casting magic spells. In the Harry Potter series, wands are mysterious and can be thought of as having minds of their own. The first […]

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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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