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‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ illustrated edition

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‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ illustrated edition cover

The Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition will be released on 3 October 2017. Jim Kay is currently at work on the illustrations for this release.

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What we know so far about the ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ illustrated edition:

Some of the new characters and locations we'll see in the 'Azkaban' illustrated edition

Some of the new characters and locations we’ll see in the ‘Azkaban’ illustrated edition

  • The jacket artwork features the iconic purple Knight Bus.
  • It will be released on 3 October of 2017. As of November 2016, Jim Kay is working on illustrations.
  • Like Chamber of Secrets, the artwork and illustration techniques will evolve. Says Jim Kay, “each book is going to have its own personality.”
  • Jim Kay told Harry Potter Fan Zone last year, “I’m hoping that by the Deathly Hallows we will be fully into a darker and more adult style of illustration, to reflect the perils facing Potter!”
  • Jim Kay hopes to hide some easter eggs in the Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition, perhaps in the portraits. The Fat Lady? Sir Cadogan? Says Kay, “[I] will make it my mission to work something into Azkaban! The portraits should lend themselves to that. I’ve been doing a lot of research into the imagery & symbolism of portraits.”

Which new character are you looking forward to Jim bringing to life?

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Jacket artwork

Knitted Lion


Severus Snape

Knight Bus in London

Garden Wall