I had a really fun time working up these Harry Potter illustrations for a The Wall Street Journal Online interactive. Click here to see the infographic, complete with floating scrolls (ala the Marauder Map) and animated owls. I haven’t read the books but I really dig the films and was very enthused to illustrate within that universe. The entire time I worked on these the Harry Potter theme music was swirling through my head.
And really, I’d be remiss if I didn’t address the best feline actor we have today and the true star of the entire Harry Potter series: Crookshanks the Cat. (As you can see from the illustration he is first in line to get his paws on ‘The Deathly Hallows’). When I saw the new film ‘Order of the Phoenix’ and saw the work that Crookshanks had done, the type of cat actor he’s become… well, I wept openly.