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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Jim Kay has illustrated the fabulous new large-format edition to be published by Bloomsbury on 4th October 2016 (Scholastic in the US). Each book represents a phenomenal amount of work, and more and more of Jim’s energy for showing his … Continue reading

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A Monster Calls – the trailer

Liam Neeson now introduces the film expected to be released later this year. Patrick Ness’s novel, inspired by an idea of Siobhan Dowd’s, and illustrated by Jim Kay, has won many awards and has struck to the heart readers all … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The new edition illustrated by Jim Kay won’t be published until 4th October 2016 but we’re already allowed to show one or two images. This one of Fawkes is quite sensational – and it’s also in The Guardian today. We … Continue reading

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Jim Kay and the Nibbies

Congratulations to Jim Kay and to the team at Bloomsbury Children’s Books on the illustrated Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s Stone being shortlisted for “Book of the Year”.

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Bugs, bugs, bugs . . .

One of Jim Kay’s major passions is the study of insects. When Walker Books proposed that he worked on a novelty book on that subject, which would be written by George McGavin, it was the perfect project. The result was … Continue reading

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Jim Kay originals for sale

Jim’s first illustrations for the young adult market were for the Flaxfield Quartet of novels by Toby Forward. He really enjoyed these excellent books and produced some beautiful pencil drawings for them.  I’m pleased to say that some of these … Continue reading

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Jim Kay, Freeman of London

Jim Kay was granted the Freedom of London at the Guildhall on 20th January. It’s an honour which has also been awarded to Sir Quentin Blake and to J K Rowling and stretches back to medieval times. There was a … Continue reading

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Harry Potter exhibition at Seven Stories

We were delighted to see the exhibition of Jim Kay‘s work at the opening of the show at the national centre for children’s books, Seven Stories, in Newcastle on Friday. We sent them a selection of the preparatory work for … Continue reading

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Jim Kay on the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Gaby Wood has written a thoughtful and informative piece for The Telegraph on Jim’s work for the first Harry Potter book which gives an insight into his life while working on this exciting but demanding commission. Published in The Telegraph … Continue reading

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J K Rowling comments on Jim Kay’s work

‘Seeing Jim Kay’s illustrations moved me profoundly. I love his interpretation of Harry Potter’s world, and I feel honoured and grateful that he has lent this talent to it.’ Some great comments on Io9 and Voldemort revealed. As much as Jim … Continue reading

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