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Harry Potter illustrated editions

Starting in 2015, Bloomsbury (UK publisher) and Scholastic (US publisher) will release full-colour illustrated editions of the Harry Potter books. The new editions will feature art from illustrator Jim Kay.

The first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone was released in October 2015. The second, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be released in October 2016.

As of late 2016, Jim Kay is at work on artwork for the Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition, which we anticipate will be released in October 2017.

Choose an illustrated edition below to explore artwork:

Read our review of the ‘Chamber of Secrets’ illustrated edition

Jim Kay on designing the Harry Potter illustrated editions

Jim Kay is the artist behind the Harry Potter illustrated editions

Jim Kay is the artist behind the Harry Potter illustrated editions

A lifelong Harry Potter fan, Jim Kay says: ‘From my point of view it is, without doubt, the commission of a lifetime …to design the characters, the clothing, the architecture and landscapes to possibly the most expansive fantasy world in children’s literature, well let’s just say I’m extremely excited about it. However, I am also mindful of the huge responsibility this represents. I want to make sure I do the best job I possibly can.’

Exclusive interview with Jim Kay

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