Here are four of the illustrations by Jim Kay for the new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Jim’s brief was to reconceive the characters, architecture and landscapes based closely on the book rather than being influenced by the films. It’s been an exacting task as the films are so well produced but the result is a collection of totally original work which the reading public will be able to judge for themselves when the book is published in October 2015. As you may have guessed, the above characters are Ron, Draco, Hagrid and Hermione.
There’s been slight confusion in that some images were released today without being cropped but these are the correct versions.