Seven books, eight films, the new Fantastic Beasts series, a Wizarding World, Puffs- the Play, fan sites, cosplay conventions, podcasts…. If you thought the Harry Potter franchise and fandom could run out of steam, think again. Twenty-three years after J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published, the introduction to the legendary fantasy lives on in its newest illustrated edition by Mina Lima!
If you love Harry Potter and adore the books and movies, you’ll be excited to learn that Mina Lima, or Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the creators of the art from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast films (think The Daily Prophet, the Marauder’s Map, the Ministry propaganda pamphlets, and ads for Weasleys Wizard Wheezes), are developing a new illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!
This comes after Jim Kay published his illustrated version of the same book in 2017 and rocked the wizarding world fandom with a continuation of the entire illustrated series (still in process for book five). Olivia Lomenech Gill also created an illustrated copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2017. Mina Lima brings new elements to the illustrated fandom. In addition to their one-of-a-kind visuals, and obvious artistic talent of fantastical proportions, this new edition will include eight interactive paper craft elements.
“This book was a big responsibility as it has become a modern classic – loved by millions of children across the world,’ Eduardo explains. ‘Harry Potter fans have a passion for this magical world, the like of which we had never experienced before.”
“The interactives are where we need to consider a more 3D and playful approach,” said Mira. “This one is full to the brim with rich content for the reader to discover…hopefully much like Harry did on his very first visit.”
Harry Potter fans everywhere are passing on their love for the magical series with their friends, relatives and the next generation of muggles through illustrated Harry Potter books. Mina Lima’s upcoming illustration not only combines the art from the beloved movies with the books that inspired them, but creates a playful and tangible approach to the stories we all know and love!
You can find the comprehensive collection of Mina Lima’s other artwork at the House of Mina Lima in London, England or on their website.