Neil Packer’s work for the illustrated edition of Silk Roads is detailed, informative – and also hugely stylish. It’s been a mammoth task but this edition, adapted by Peter Frankopan, will appeal not just to children but to anyone interested in finding out more about the history of this fascinating East-West phenomenon.

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The Journal

I was delighted to receive a copy of The Journal, published by Jon Schindehette at The Art Order. What an amazing production. Asking artists to include some narrative gave everyone a chance to think slightly differently. This was John Harris’s spread.

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A History of Magic

The exhibition which has seen queues of eager people outside the British Library ends today. The combination of Harry Potter and literally, the history of magic, has been a huge success and will travel to New York in October, and then hopefully beyond. If you missed it, you can still read about it in this magnificent book.

To mark the end, Google “Arts and Culture” have interviewed some of the people involved, including Jim Kay.

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New Ian Miller prints

There are some fabulous new images of Ian’s on the website, now available as limited-edition signed giclee prints. At the Mountains of Madness, the Balrog, absolute classics.

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Harry Potter Book Night – and animated ebooks

Olivia Lomenech Gill and Jim Kay will both be at Waterstones in Piccadilly on Thursday evening (1st Feb 2018) to celebrate Harry Potter. Here is Olivia’s dragon from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and there’s much more of Olivia’s work here.

You can also see Jim and Olivia describing their animated Kindle in Motion ebooks here.

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Jim Kay illustrations

Jim Kay’s been very busy with Harry Potter. He’s started on the fourth book now (The Goblet of Fire) and you can see some of the work for the first three here. He’s been working in a range of styles. Here are Remus Lupin and Sybill Trelawney.

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John Harris – new prints

There are 25 new prints available now. This one is The Gate of the Moon, from the series “Fire: The Rite of the Hidden Sun”.

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New work to come

There are a few John Harris paintings in the pipeline now. For news of some of these being offered as prints, sign up for my newsletter on the home page.

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Jeffrey Alan Love in Communication Arts

Here’s a wonderful image by Jeffrey of Thor with his hammer – and a recent interview with Esther Oh, for Communication Arts.

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Neil Packer on Instagram

Neil Packer has put a glorious abundance of his work on Instagram (arvokimchi). It makes it very easy to see what he’s been doing over the past year or two. All stunning, from the extremely well-observed detail of his illustrations for One Hundred Years of Solitude¬†and Foucault’s Pendulum for the Folio Society, to the wonderfully expressive work for The Iliad and the Odyssey for Walker Books. We have originals for sale, and will produce prints this year too.

The above image is a Viking, in preparation for the illustrated History of the World by Peter Frankopan, to be published by Bloomsbury later this year.

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