For those who grew up loving the Harry Potter series, and its amazing cover illustrations by Mary GrandPré, don’t freak out: All the hardcover and digest paperback editions of the books will keep their original artwork. But Kibuishi, who’s already known as an illustrator and graphic novelist with a serious gift for the fantastical (seriously, look at this stuff!), is clearly taking his duty to reboot the covers extremely seriously…as you can see, because the first one is already online. Oooh, and look at this lovely luminescent depiction of Harry’s first trip to Diagon Alley! We particularly love Hagrid’s super-stylin’ shearling overcoat, which would certainly make him the HBOC at Hogwarts.
What do you think of the Harry Potter makeover?