The best Mary GrandPre illustrations you’ve never seen!

There’s been a lot of exciting news about Harry Potter cover art recently, with the new UK adult editions revealed this morning and the announcement that new US paperback cover for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban from Kazu Kibuishi will be unveiled at the LeakyCon Portland Opening Ceremonies later today. While you wait to check out the new cover art from Scholastic, why not check out some of these awesome illustrations by the original US illustrator Mary GrandPre?

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This Buzzfeed countdown features sixteen Harry Potter illustrations that were never officially released, and are definitely worth a look if you’ve never seen them before! The list was compiled from Park Jordan Fine Art and Art Insights. Both websites offer prints of the illustrations for sale, and some of the prints even come signed by Mary GrandPre herself!

As we wait to see the new Scholastic covers unveiled, let us know what your favorite Harry Potter cover is, and which of these unreleased illustrations you like the best!

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.