Jim Kay has created stunning artwork for the illustrated editions of the Harry Potter books, the latest of which, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, is published on 8 October. His illustrations have many hidden meanings and great stories behind them. Jim Kay will speak about the artists that have inspired him in his work and how they have led to his vision of J K Rowling’s wizarding world.
Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. He studied illustration at the University of Westminster and has worked in the Library & Archive of Tate Britain and as an assistant curator of botanical illustrations at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, before returning to producing art full-time. Bloomsbury has commissioned Jim Kay to illustrate all seven books in J K Rowling’s classic series.
After the talk, Jim Kay will be signing copies of the illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and a free Jim Kay print will be available to everyone getting their book signed. When you buy your copy from the National Theatre Bookshop, you support the work of the NT.
Tickets £9 (£6 concessions)