Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Harry Potter Book Covers!!!

Yesterday they announced via a new article in Publisher's Weekly, that Scholastic hired a new artist, Kazu Kibuishi; who is the creator of the bestselling graphic novel series Amulet, to design and create new paperback covers for each of the seven Harry Potter books in celebration of 15-years since the American release of Harry potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Scholastic is very happy of his work.
But Kazu wasn't in favor in doing the revised cover but decided that if someone was going to revise it anyway, it might as well be him. He stated that he started to think about the books "as if I was looking back at them from the future. I wanted to pay tribute to the series itself and to classic literature. I wanted to take those two things and fuse them together. In a way, the first Harry Potter cover should feel like Dickens." 
But his challenge was a whole lot easier than the original artist Mary GrandPre because Kazu has the whole finished series to work with, but Miss GrandPre did not. 
Here's the link to the picture of the cover:
I for one, can't wait to see the others and to get all of them for myself. 

Sam <3