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UK Cover Art Sketches for Prisoner of Azkaban Up for Auction

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Posted by: sue
April 18, 2009, 07:31 PM

Two sketches drawn by artist Cliff Wright for the cover of the UK edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are set to be auctioned later this month. The Scotsman reports that the pen and pencil sketches used to create the front and back cover artwork for the third Harry Potter novel will be on display then up for auction at the Glasgow Art Fair. The cover, which you can see here via the official Cliff Wright website, famously features Harry and Hermione flying on Buckbeak. The paper reports that "the front illustration, which features the bespectacled wizard and his classmate Hermione Granger clinging to the back of hippogriff, is expected to sell for £13,000. The second sketch, which features a snarling dog, is predicted to raise £11,000." Update: You can see both the sketches here in our galleries: One, Two (the dog).

Cliff Wright also gives new comments on working with author J.K. Rowling: "The images are part of a series of 10 which were sent to the publisher Bloomsbury as rough ideas for character development and composition," he said. "Each drawing was submitted by fax and returned with comments. The designs were also passed on to JK Rowling for her approval and any comments passed back to me. "On deciding the look of the characters and the picture composition, the watercolour illustration that you see on the cover was then completed, and when the book was published in the autumn of 1999 it became a global phenomenon."

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50 Comments

Weemee_5_thumb
201 Points

I’m going into Glasgow on Thurday to see them. an’t wait. I feel like somthing Potterish is finally happening in glasgow. woo hoo.

Posted by bobbblie on April 21, 2009, 07:31 AM report to moderator
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524 Points

Oh to be wealthy enough to bid on them.

Posted by HGROSS44 on April 21, 2009, 03:39 PM report to moderator
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13596 Points

Beautiful art!

Posted by Garden State Geek on April 22, 2009, 06:17 PM report to moderator
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23113 Points

would be cool to own something like that!

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on April 23, 2009, 12:13 AM report to moderator
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8069 Points

I hope they make a lot of money.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on April 29, 2009, 09:12 AM report to moderator
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