Jim Kay, an award-winning British artist, is set to do the artwork for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's — erm, Philosopher's — Stone, which is due out in the U.S. and the U.K. on Oct. 6, 2015.
“To be given the opportunity to design the characters, the clothing, the architecture and landscapes to possibly the most expansive fantasy world in children's literature, well let’s just say I'm extremely excited about it,” Kay said in a release from Scholastic.
This new deluxe hardcover edition will feature 110 full-color illustrations, as well as separate cover images done by Kay for the American and British editions. A representative for Scholastic told BuzzFeed there is no release date for the cover images yet.
Kay will also do the art for the fully illustrated editions of the other six Harry Potter books, which Scholastic plans to release once a year for the next six years, with the release of an illustrated Book 7, Deathly Hallows, in 2021.