Meet the illustrator behind the mesmerizing new 'Harry Potter' covers

Brian Selznick drew all new covers for the beloved series to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first book being published in the U.S.
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Harry Potter. With only cover our hands around my award winning illustrator Brian Selznick. Thought it. It's good they are jumping off the shout yeah. It doesn't show the entire story of Harry Potter potter essentially in a mural really awesome how you come up with this idea. I started by eight realizing I wanted to have one story when you line up all seven covers to try to cover the entire saga Harry Potter. And the battle between good and evil for the started drawing it squirrelly lines and realize they look like that you need this snake in the book. And it could represent evil and Baltimore so I use that to tie all of them together. Mega fans here in the audience you can point. Okay. Play a game a little bit of ice by using these quicker so I'll ask you a question. And your going to clicking your best guess in Bryant is gonna help us with the answers okay guys were ready for this here we don't question number one. Which cover does not feature not feature Harry Potter space can you tell. So it's number wonder a prisoner of as can band missing that right yes man number two or being goblet of fire. Three deathly hallows. My C east winds through the glass says. Our right number answers therein. What do you know tell us. It's prisoner about to bat. Our carried out I wanted to show that this story is about more than Harry Potter but the whole community around him. And Hermione. Like focus on in I'm not cover. It is an amazing character she's strong she's brave she's Smart and she's an incredible girls are really want real honor girl power. That's OK let's do it let's get another and guys ready for that's. Numbered shipment swelled to appear how many times do you see Harry wearing glasses. No number one NRA five feet six times see seven times. Yes clicking biggest failing here you think you can look elsewhere it. I really didn't. Right they're coming in being carried out what do you know Brian. All right the answer is seven. There are seven covers even though he doesn't appear on one of them you would think it was six but on the last cover you see him twice that in the final battle. All right well let's see who got another one here I got into hot temper one word this. I think no I must OK we've got to collect you got a box edition right right. So we have that I got to draw that I was crest yap on each side. And I got to drive Harry on the back but if you take all the books out there is this inside. I. Can't. Out of wearing new glasses they very much of the cull lock collectible box that is available. Is it September but the books are available in stores today every many here in the audience is going home. Hopped on the first one Harry Potter.

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