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Posted on Sep 8, 2015

Here Are Brand-New Images From The Illustrated Edition Of “Harry Potter”

The first fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter goes on sale Oct. 6.

In just a few short weeks, Bloomsbury and Scholastic will publish the first fully illustrated version of the Harry Potter books, with all of the art work done by the award-winning British artist, Jim Kay.

Jim Kay for Bloomsbury Publishing

Back in January, the publishing houses released a few of the first images from the book.

Jim Kay / Bloomsbury Publishing / Via mediaroom.scholastic.com

And now we have a sneak peek into some brand new illustrations. Here's a sketch of Harry Potter's character:

Courtesy of Jim Kay / Bloomsbury Publishing

And here's an illustration of Hagrid riding his motorcycle through the sky, with Harry in tow:

Courtesy of Jim Kay / Bloomsbury Publishing

In this exclusive video, Kay talks about his artistic process and how he goes about creating these breathtaking illustrations:

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J.K. Rowling has even endorsed the book, herself. Here's the quote that's going to show up on the back of the finished book, as well:

"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 his talent to it."

We can't wait to see the rest!

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You can buy a copy of the U.S. and UK illustrated editions of Harry Potter starting October 6.

Jim Kay for Scholastic

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