GrandPre: Reason for everything on DH cover

The American Harry Potter illustrator, Mary GrandPre, recently spoke in an interview about her coveted job and a little about the Deathly Hallows cover. On whether people pester her for inside info on the books, Mary says: “Not really so much. I think people just know that I can't talk about it.”

She says the cover of Book 7 is probably her favorite and thinks “it's fun to see the reaction from people. The fans that are really diehard fans look very closely at the artwork.

“I try to make everything have a meaning. There is a reason why something is in the illustration. I don't just put it in because it looks better. It really does have to have a meaning or part of the story has to support it.”

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