Harry Potter's new image revealed

New, fully-illustrated edition of JK Rowling's novels will see artist Jim Kay reimagining the entire Potter universe• Q&A: illustrator Jim Kay on the 'brain-freezing terror' of reimagining Harry PotterJK Rowling's bestselling boy wizard is due for a makeover, with the launch of award-winning illustrator Jim Kay's fully-illustrated edition of Harry Potter in 2015.The first in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, is slated for publication in September 2015, and publisher Bloomsbury will release each of the subsequent titles annually, re-creating the original publishing schedule which started in London in 1997, and so successfully developed readers as they, and Harry and friends, grew older together.Illustrator Kay has reimagined Harry for a new generation of readers, in a style that nods to Daniel Radcliffe's portrayal of the boy wizard in the film versions of the novels, and captures the character of Harry in the books.Kay, who won the Kate Greenaway Medal for his illustrations of Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls in 2012, said "the commission of a lifetime" brought "an explosion of delight, followed instantly by an implosion of brain-freezing terror"."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," Kay said. "However, I am also mindful of the huge responsibility this represents. I want to make sure I do the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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