Books January 14, 2015

Illustrated Harry Potter Characters by Jim Kay


I read an article on Mashable about Harry Potter’s first illustrated book and just had to talk about it! The Potterhead that I am, my first thought on the illustrated books was

Me wants…. Me wants!!!

Why Illustrated Harry Potter Characters excite me?

I have been looking to buy the entire series for a long time now for my 12 year old inner child my daughter. And the illustrated books sound like the perfect way to get her started on a series I love. I would to talk Potter with her! When I saw the illustrated Harry Potter characters, I was blown away. It was like the artist, Jim Kay has given a shape and form to JK Rowling’s words! And that is no small job considering that the Harry Potter movies have been such huge hits. The images are not inspired by the movies or the cover art used previously. Thumbs Up from me 🙂

Harry Potter

Love the way he has captured the innocence of Harry. A boy with messy hair and a scar who looks younger than his years


Image: Jim Kay / Bloomsbury Publishing

Ron Weasly

As a sidekick he is ever faithful. The one word that stuck about Ron’s description was Gangly. I think this illustration personifies Gangly


Image: Jim Kay / Bloomsbury Publishing

Hermione Granger

No offence to the casting directors but Emma Watson was always too pretty to play JK Rowling’s bushy haired, buck toothed bookworm of a heroine. I know they have to be pretty on celluloid and Emma is so gorgeous to look at, no one complained. This illustrated Hermione is much closer to the author’s version i feel


Image: Jim Kay / Bloomsbury Publishing

I am eagerly waiting for these to be out. Can’t wait to see what is in store for us Potter fans!! What about you? Do you like these Illustrated Harry Potter Characters?


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  • Reply Mithila Menezes @Fabulus1710 August 5, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Harry looks too cute in this illustration! <3

    • Reply Ankita August 6, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Yes… so cute and innocent… they are so true to the character definitions. No?

  • Reply Suman Kher April 19, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I just love the way you write short posts and effectively say all you want to! It’s such a joy to read your posts! And I keep struggling with endless words to put them in order.

    • Reply Ankita April 19, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Gee thanks…. I suppose it comes from years of short, precise email writing. I struggle when I have to write in long form. Documents, stories… articles having a one thousand word count demand…. Your posts aren’t verbose by any standard…!

  • Reply Maniparna Sengupta Majumder January 16, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Thanks for sharing this. Hi5 from a die-hard HP fan… 😀

    • Reply Ankita January 16, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Hi5 girl… i love to talk pottertalk 🙂 gimme a shout anytime you want to discuss!

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