Bloomsbury Releases Exclusive Images from Upcoming Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopherâs Stone
Artwork by Award-Winning Artist Jim Kay
Today Bloomsbury Publishing releases four new images from the eagerly anticipated illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopherâs Stone. Scholastic in the US will also reveal these images simultaneously.
Illustrated by Jim Kay, Kate Greenaway Medal winner, the images show, amongst other scenes, four major characters from the Harry Potter books â Rubeus Hagrid, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy and Ron Weasley.
âTo be given the opportunity to design the characters, the clothing the architecture and landscapes to possibly the most expansive fantasy world in childrenâs literature, well lets just say Iâm extremely excited about it,â said Kay. âThe story is everything, and so I want to bring what I can to really show the depth of Rowlingâs stories, to their best. The books have made me look at people differently, Iâm always scanning crowds for interesting faces. For an illustrator thereâs no such thing as an ugly or odd looking person â they are all interesting.â
Published globally on 6th October 2015 this will be the first fully illustrated edition of J.K. Rowlingâs original Harry Potter novel. The hardback edition will include ribbon marker, head and tail bands, illustrated endpapers and artwork on every spread. Many of the original Harry Potter publishers around the globe will be joining the UK and the US in bringing this illustrated edition to life â and it is set to be the landmark publishing event of 2015.
Harry Potter and the Philosopherâs Stone: Illustrated Edition will be published in hardback on 6th October 2015 (ÂŁ30:00 / 256pp / 9781408845646)