The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix illustrated edition will be released in 2021. Jim Kay began illustrating the fifth ‘Potter’ book in April 2019 and is particularly looking forward to designing the Thestrals and Ministry of Magic.
Timeline of events
- April 2019: Jim Kay officially starts work on the Order of the Phoenix illustrated edition and mentions the Ministry of Magic and Thestrals as key scenes he’s looking forward to illustrating.
- May 2019: Jim Kay starts clay-modelling Thestrals.
- July 2019: Jim Kay starts clay-modelling Kreacher the House-elf.
- October 2019: 2021 is confirmed as the release year for the Order of the Phoenix illustrated edition — another two-year gap between releases.
- November 2019: Jim Kay starts working on Dementor illustrations for Order of the Phoenix.
- December 2019/January 2020: Jim Kay works on a painting of 12 Grimmauld Place.
- April 2020: Jim Kay sketches a Thestral harness.
- May 2020: Jim Kay shares two preliminary sketches (one, two) of Kreacher, the Black family house-elf.
Keep checking back for artwork and news — we’ll share new illustrations and sketches as they’re released!