First look at Jim Kay’s Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The Pottermore News Team

Jim Kay's Goblet of Fire cover for the illustrated edition
Bloomsbury / Jim Kay / Scholastic

Award-winning illustrator Jim Kay is back with his interpretations of the fourth Harry Potter story. Expect to see more of your favourite characters, magical creatures and a dark twist...

Today, Bloomsbury and Scholastic revealed the fiery new cover that will adorn Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Illustrated Edition, courtesy of artist Jim Kay. Now, take a sneak peek inside this mammoth new book’s pages.

Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury / Jim Kay

As ever, Jim Kay’s artwork is meticulously detailed. For example, click this image to see one of Jim's spreads in its full glory.

The Burrow, illustrated by Jim Kay for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Illustrated Edition
The Burrow, illustrated by Jim Kay for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Illustrated Edition

So, as you can see, these newly revealed pages show us a lavishly comprehensive look at The Burrow (complete with a Crookshanks cameo), the ludicrously over-stamped letter that the Weasleys try to send Harry at Privet Drive, and a glance inside the ominous hedge maze that featured in the third task of the Triwizard Tournament.

The Illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Bloomsbury / Jim Kay

Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts certainly opened the door to many new characters, creatures, challenges and shocking plot twists – many of which have now been reimagined in Jim Kay’s signature style.

The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Albus Dumbledore
Bloomsbury / Jim Kay

Be sure to check these images closely for the minute details, especially on the full-colour spreads.

The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Bloomsbury / Jim Kay

Of course, things don’t stay all lovely and colourful for too long – the fourth book is famously where our story gets much darker, with the arrival of the Triwizard Tournament, Harry’s unwilling entry into the famously dangerous contest, and the deadly crescendo: Lord Voldemort’s return.

Goblet of Fire is expected to feature over 115 images from Jim Kay (well, it is a rather long book!). We look forward to each and every one of them, be they dragons or something downright scarier.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Illustrated Edition will be released 8 October, 2019 and you can pre-order from Bloomsbury’s official website.

Jim Kay's Goblet of Fire cover for the illustrated edition
Scholastic / Jim Kay

If you’re US-based, you can also order via Scholastic.