Scholastic just released yesterday the new Harry Potter books with seven new covers created by Japanese-American writer and illustrator Kazu Kibuishi.
Kibuishi is both the writer and illustrator of Amulet, a series of graphic novels for kids, so I guess he’s a good choice for the project. Imagine Harry Potter books illustrated by Tim Burton. Or yourself.
I was 11 years old when I got a hold of my very first Harry Potter book, and I instantly fell in love with the illustrations of Mary GrandPré like I did with the actual story. I’m 23 now, but I still remember the warm fuzzies I got just by looking at the Sorcerer’s Stone cover before I went to sleep. Sorry. But I’m old now and maybe it’s time that new generations of Potter fans (I can’t believe I’m saying this) see a new interpretation of the magical world.
Here take a look at Kibuishi’s versions: