UPDATED: First Look at “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” Illustrated Edition

UPDATE (May 24):

As of May 24, the cover for the deluxe illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has now been released. The gorgeous cover features a foil jacket showing a Hungarian Horntail and Jim Kay’s interpretation of the Burrow. The deluxe edition also features head and tail bands, a ribbon marker, and illustrated endpapers.



The deluxe illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is available for preorder now for an online price of £135 (about $170) and will be released on October 8, 2019.

Magic has never looked more alive than in the beautiful illustrated editions of the Harry Potter series. This week, Bloomsbury and Scholastic revealed the stunning new cover for the latest Potter installment: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.



British artist Jim Kay brings a wealth of talent and personal experience to every piece of artwork he creates, and now he’s bringing Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts to life with an intricate Hungarian Horntail. So far, revealed pages are as delightfully complex and immersive as Kay’s previous work. Fans are set to dive right into wizarding world, experiencing the Potter story through an incredible visual lens.



Dedicated to his craft, Kay does more than people watch. In fact, he creates clay models of many of his characters, placing them into a cardboard Hogwarts scene where he can examine their proportions and make scale decisions.

I arrange them all like they’re in a tiny toy theatre. That helps me. You imagine if you were filming it, where you would put the camera. It’s different for every illustrator but I need something tangible in front of me.

Jam-packed with Easter eggs and exciting detail, each of Kay’s Goblet of Fire illustrations is sure to stun fans, who can look forward to a darker twist on what has, so far, been a much lighter, brighter illustrated story.

Goblet of Fire is expected to feature over 115 images from Kay. These will range from vibrant depictions of merpeople, the Quidditch World Cup, the Burrow, and the English countryside to more minimal, evocative images of Dumbledore and the Goblet of Fire, magnificent dragons, the maze, and Mrs. Weasley’s over-stamped letter.










The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be released October 8, 2019. Fans can preorder it from Bloomsbury’s official website or via Scholastic.