The illustrated version of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts is out in the shops now, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill. It’s really beautiful, so do check it out. Olivia used a variety of techniques and media to represent the many bizarre creatures, and there is a wonderful energy to the book.
Harry Potter documentary on BBC 2 tonight at 9:00pm. I’m currently hiding in my studio, terrified. I’m worried I might pop up in it! Anyway, for all those fans of J.K. Rowling, it should be an interesting show. It certainly was fascinating being involved in the documentary, and they were a lovely team from the BBC, lead by Alice Rhodes. It’s in connection with the British Library exhibition, and of course celebrates 20 years since the-boy-from-the-cupboard-under-the-stairs first appeared in print. If you missed it I’m sure it will be on the BBC i-player. Keep on Pottering!
The Potter exhibition is now open! It’s a wonderful show, with some amazing pieces from Jo’s own collections, and the British Library have cherry-picked books and manuscripts that cover the many subjects studied at Hogwarts. Also some scribbles on display by Jim Kay. Get down there!
We are pleased to announce that Jim Kay’s illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is available in the shops. This is the third in the Potter series to be illustrated by Jim, who is already busy working on the Goblet of Fire, which is due for release in 2019.