Bloomsbury will release the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition on October 6th.
Award-winning artist Jim Kay studied Illustration at the University of Westminster and since graduating has worked in the Archives of Tate Britain and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Jim has produced concept work for television, recently working on Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Jim won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
Two brand-new images have just been released. Here’s a new portrait of Harry.
And Hagrid flying Harry to safety on Sirius’s motorcyle.
Some images released earlier in the year show just how richly illustrated this edition will be. Here’s Harry under the stairs…
and a portrait of Ron
Hermione up to no good with a jar of her portable flames
Draco being measured for his robes
and Hagrid being huge
Jim Kay discusses his artistic process (via Buzzfeed)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be available in trade hardcover and deluxe edition from October 6th.
Pre-order from The Book Depository – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition or Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Deluxe Illustrated Edition