Category Archives: Jim Kay

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Graphic novel choices

Jim Kay was asked by Alison Thoet of PBS Newshour to recommend five graphic novels – and this gave him the chance to mention the marvellous work by Alexis Deacon, among others. The first two books of the trilogy can … Continue reading

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A History of Magic

Tomorrow sees the opening of the exhibition “A History of Magic” at the British Library. It brings together extraordinary artefacts held by the British Library (and others) as well as J K Rowling’s scripts and drawings associated with the Harry Potter books. … Continue reading

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Publication of The Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is now published and it is a triumph. The werewolf (above) is just one of the many surprising and beautifully rendered pieces in this new edition illustrated by Jim Kay. There’s a short … Continue reading

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Jim Kay ‘Sketch for Survival’

Jim was asked to produce a sketch which will be auctioned to raise money for endangered animals in Africa. Jim chose a rhino, and you can now bid for his drawing here.

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Harry Potter on Kindle in Motion

Jim Kay’s illustrations for Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone have been animated by Pottermore and their colleagues so you can now see them move. It’s been cleverly done, and Jim is delighted with it. At £6.99 from Amazon it … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Preview

Today we’ll be gathering at Bloomsbury HQ with publishers, librarians and booksellers to display the work of Jim Kay in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and of Olivia Lomenech Gill in the illustrated edition of Fantastic Beasts and … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The cover of the edition illustrated by Jim Kay has now been revealed. And Snape too. On this page you’ll also find three short interviews with Jim on illustrating Harry Potter – and all against that ghostly background.

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Jim Kay shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal

Many congratulations to Jim Kay, shortlisted for the illustrations in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, published by Bloomsbury. This is such a well-deserved honour. The book itself is by no means new but Jim’s ability to visualise a new … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Andrea Immel of Cotsen’s Children’s Library at Princeton University has written a review of the book and chosen many of Jim Kay’s best illustrations in the book to make her points. The above illustration is actually from Harry Potter and … Continue reading

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A Monster Calls, special edition – and in “Variety”

Walker Books have produced the most beautiful Collector’s Edition of the book by Patrick Ness and it includes not just the original text and illustrations but also interviews with the Producer, Director of the film and members of the cast … Continue reading

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