Publishing companies Bloomsbury in the UK and Scholastic in the US are working on fully illustrated and full-color versions of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" heptalogy. The first book is set to be released in October 2015, followed by the other seven books in subsequent years.
Award-winning UK illustrator Jim Kay will provide the illustrations. He released the first series of drawings on Tuesday. Here's what Harry Potter will look like in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
Artist Jim Kay really captured Hagrid's imposing stature in this portrait. Kay tells The Guardian that Hagrid is his favorite character, at least visually, saying Hagrid has "a wonderful heart, clothed in an enormous, shabby body." We tend to agree.
Finally, we have Hogwarts, the school where would-be wizards learn about wizardry. Hogwarts is a magical place -- heck, it's even fully supported by magic -- and Jim Kay's illustration fully demonstrates the majesty of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.