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Old November 19th, 2002, 12:11 am
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Bloomsbury Cover Illustration For OotP

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I was just wondering whether anyone knew who is doing the illustration for the Bloomsbury edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? We've had three different artists thus far, with Thomas Taylor drawing the illustration for PS, Cliff Wright for CoS and PoA and Giles Greenfield illustrating GoF.

Personally, I liked Greenfield's work the best, however, I doubt my opinion will count for much when it comes to selecting the artist.

Does anyone know? Anyone care to speculate?


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Old November 19th, 2002, 12:40 am
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I haven't any idea. I don't think the illustrator will be decided until the manuscript is submitted. It may be someone entirely different this time around. I hope they use Greenfield again, I too liked his artwork best.


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Old November 19th, 2002, 1:02 am
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I thought Marie GrandPre (I think that's her name) did all the illustrations?


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Old November 19th, 2002, 1:46 am
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In the American editions. The British editions have a different illustrator.


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Old November 19th, 2002, 1:46 am
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Marie GrandPre only illustrates the American editions.


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Old November 19th, 2002, 10:27 am
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I like the guy who did book four. The guy who did books 2 and 3... there wasn't anything there for me... same with the book 1 guy...


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Old November 19th, 2002, 10:34 am
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I thought Cliff Wright made Harry look like a chinless badger. He looked very plump on both the CoS cover and the PoA cover.


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Lunch was six dollars and thirty-one cents at the Lamplighter Inn, that's on Highway Two near Lewis Fork.
That was a tuna fish sandwich on whole wheat, slice of cherry pie, and a cup of coffee.
Damn good food. Diane, if you ever get up this way that cherry pie is worth a stop.

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Old November 19th, 2002, 10:42 am
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I thought Cliff Wright made Harry look like a chinless badger. He looked very plump on both the CoS cover and the PoA cover.
Man that is funny.

I don't picture Harry to look the way they drew him. It is too bad that Mervyn Peake is dead and could not do the illustrations.


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Old November 19th, 2002, 7:45 pm
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Who draws the pictures for the british edition. Is it JK Rowling herself. I heard it was her, but I forgotten if it was true or not!!!


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Old November 20th, 2002, 1:22 am
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Who draws the pictures for the british edition. Is it JK Rowling herself. I heard it was her, but I forgotten if it was true or not!!!
She's drawn SOME pictures of the characters and the Sorting Hat and all that, but I'm not sure if they're in the books. Here in Canada, we seem to have pretty much the same books as the UK does, (other than the media blurbs on the back, which are different because they're from Canadian magazines and newspapers), and none of her illustrations are in them.

I like Greenfield's cover best also. It seemed to have more personality to it, somehow.


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Old November 20th, 2002, 2:33 am
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They probably haven't select the artist, but as for actual cover desings...The have to wait for the Manuscript. Unless we want an extreem close up of Harry's face with a large zit on top of his scar.


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Old November 20th, 2002, 7:51 am
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I don't know who will do it, but hopefully it'll be up to the usual colorful and good standards that they always are. Does JK have a say in what the covers should look like? I assume she does.


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I personally like Mary GrandPre's artwork. She does a good job...well I've never really seen any other editions of the HP books, but I like her art nonetheless =P I particularly like the one from the cover of GoF, its my fave.

And why does there need to be all this different editions stuff. Why can't it be the same everywhere?

Ok somethin random that I feel the need to share (inspired by what I just said about different editions): I was just cleaning my kitchen and there were these adaptor plug things on the counter, and I asked my mom what they were and she said that they were adaptor plugs from when my dad went to Germany. That really surprised me. I didn't know everyone had different plugs, lol. Seems kinda stupid, really. I mean, a plugs a plug right?

...Edit...
Ha! NOW I know why Mr. Weasley collects plugs! There's all different kinds....woooaahhh....


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Old November 21st, 2002, 3:23 pm
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My favorite cover was American #4, but I also really like the covers of books 1 and 3 that I picked up in Canada. They have the English covers.


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Old November 21st, 2002, 3:35 pm
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I like the GoF cover best...


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Old November 21st, 2002, 4:25 pm
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I agree that the British GOF had an excellent cover indeeed. However, my fav is the American one as it shows Cedric, Fleur, and Krum on it.


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Old January 16th, 2003, 9:49 am
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With the exciting news we received today on the publication date of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, I thought I might try and bump this thread back into some activity.

Mission accomplished, I suppose.

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Lunch was six dollars and thirty-one cents at the Lamplighter Inn, that's on Highway Two near Lewis Fork.
That was a tuna fish sandwich on whole wheat, slice of cherry pie, and a cup of coffee.
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I thought the illustrator's for POA and GOF were the best. I loved Wright's back cover for POA, with Lupin in werewolf style. Greenfield did an excellent job on the dragon for GOF.
I didn't like Taylor for his "comic" like for the cover of PS.

But that's just the Australia front cover- as I believe the same as the British cover...I think.

I don't anyone quite knows who exactly the illustator of OOTP will be.


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Old January 16th, 2003, 10:08 am
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I loved the GoF cover the best...

They should hold a competition... draw your a cover and the best one is printed on a run of 100 limited edition books...


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Better get those sketches out- but the thing is you have to know what the story is about first...


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