Thursday, June 27, 2013

Scholastic Unveiled The New Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban Special Edition Cover By Kazu Kibuishi

Since we've already seen the special edition covers of Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets, it's about time that we see for the first time the third one. The special edition cover of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban created by Kazu Kibuishi was unveiled during LeakyCon Portland.

The unveiling of the cover was held during the opening ceremonies of the said event spearheaded by the Content Editor for Scholastic, Cheryl Klein. See in full glory the special edition cover of of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban created by Kazu Kibuishi.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Special Edition Cover by Kazu Kibuishi

As you well know the new special edition covers are in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (way back on September 1, 1998). All the special editions will be released separately and probably as a set on August 27, 2013.

The intricate cover that follows the tone of Mary GrandPre's pastel color chapter arts very well depicts one of the most important moment in the book, where Harry saves someone from the dreaded Dementor's Kiss.

You could check the other new Harry Potter covers by Kazu Kibuishi in the following links.
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The covers of the succeeding books are yet to be unveiled during the whole duration of summer until their release.

Harry Potter adult edition UK

On a related note, Bloomsbury Publishing revealed the new covers (above) for the first three of their new adult editions for the UK Harry Potter series. They will be available on 18th July 2013, with the next two (book four and five) to follow August 15, 2013, and books six and seven on September 26, 2013. This beautiful new woodcut style jackets are illustrated by renowned artist Andrew Davidson.