Archive for April, 2007

May WotM – Helga Hufflepuff!

Monday, April 30th, 2007

The Wizard of the Month calendar on Jo’s site has been updated to show the new WotM for May and it’s none other than our dear Hogwarts founder… Helga Hufflepuff!

Keith Johnson finishes “the Troll”

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

As Keith Johnson continues work on his project to illustrate Philospher’s Stone, he has recently completed this (ahem) “delightful” image of the troll in the girl’s toilet. :D I’ve posted it on the Reader’s Guide for chapter 10.
Thank you Keith for sharing your paintings with us!

Wizard of the Month archives now complete

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

I’ve been working on a few lingering projects lately, and managed to finish the Archive of images from the Wizard of the Month calendar on jkrowling.com.
It’s hard to believe we’ve had three full years worth of Wizards of the Month already, since Jo launched her new website on May 15, 2004! With this archive it’s interesting to see the transition of the images from the early muted toned drawings to the more recent brighter and larger designs that on occasion extend far out of the frame. I hope you enjoy this visual time-turner! :)

A Guest Appearance

Monday, April 9th, 2007

I’ve just posted an essay by Quentin Lowagie, webmaster of the Harry Potter Lexicon counterpart in French, L’Encyclopédie Harry Potter. Quentin visited London last year, took some fabulous pictures of London sights related to the world of Harry Potter . . . et voilà, je vous présente Harry Potter in London: Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, the Leaky Cauldron, etc. Enjoy!

Movie Magic magazine article

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Life Story Movie Magic magazine coverWhen my good friend Heidi Tandy (of FictionAlley) asked me if I’d like to write a magazine article about Order of the Phoenix I paused (only for a moment) and then said, “Sure! What do you need?” (Because I’m crazy that way, I’ll do anything Potterish.)
“An A-Z Encyclopedia.”
“Oh. OK. How long can I make it? haha”
Well, I set to work, focusing on the characters and elements unique to OP and which may be interesting to movie goers who (for shame) haven’t read the book. I pared it down when I was finished to meet the editor’s word limit (cut it about in half, boy do I feel for Jo!) and sent it off to Heidi. She added a bit and submitted it to the editor, and tada! It’s now in print!
You can read the 6 page article in the latest edition of Life Story MOVIE MAGIC magazine now on newsstands. :) (pages 38-43)

P.S. I know there are mistakes in other sections of the magazine, please don’t blame me! I didn’t write those. :P

New Artist: Keith Johnson

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

We’d like to introduce you to our newest artist- Keith Johnson! Keith is undertaking an ambitious project to create cover art and chapter illustrations for all of the Harry Potter novels. He is currently working on the final chapters of Philosopher’s Stone and has offered to share his work with us.
I’ve added his chapter illustrations to the Reader’s Guide pages for PS chapters 1 through 9 which you can find here: PS: A Reader’s Guide
and you can read more about him and his project plans on his artist’s Biography and Mini-portfolio page. Thank you Keith for sharing your fantastic artwork with us, and welcome to the Lexicon!