Harry Potter, The Comic Book?


Mar 23, 2007

Posted by SueTLC

Now that the title and release date for the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has been announced, much speculation has begun on what could happen next for the beloved series that many do not want to see come to an end. For example, one comic book site has a new article online asking if the Harry Potter books would perhaps make a good comic book or graphic novel series, in the form similar to the new Stephen King Dark Tower Comics. Newsarama let us know about a short interview they had with a rep from Scholastic (US publishers of the Potter books) if they had any interest in producing a Harry Potter graphic novel series for their Graphix line.

Newsarama: David, does Scholastic/Graphix have any plans to adapt Harry Potter novels, or tell original Harry Potter stories in graphic novel form?

David Saylor: Scholastic/Graphix has no plans to adapt the Harry Potter novels into graphic novel format.

NRAMA: In your opinion, would the Harry Potter novels/characters/stories be good fodder for turning into comics?

DS: My personal opinion is that the Harry Potter books are perfect prose works, just as they are. But that said, they certainly they work as movies, too, and there’s no reason why a brilliant graphic novel adaptation wouldn’t be possible. J. K. Rowling is a writer who conjures great visual storytelling and I think any graphic artist would find adapting them an enjoyable challenge.

Thanks Matt!

2 Responses to Harry Potter, The Comic Book?

Avatar Image says:

I believe that the HP books would turn out as very good graphic novels, but that may just be because i would miss HP so much after it is all gone.

Avatar Image says:

Hi I am eben arthur from ghana and i studied science at school but since my infancy time i have liked cartoon caracters but i cant draw or depict them and i have found it very difficult,so when i completed the high school i have decided to quit the science and join art school.My problem is that i can’t draw so i fill very bored at school and decided to approach my teacher and he said to me that all may come to an end when i start drawing images from the editorial part of news papers.i have done that to know how to draw cartoom heads and found it very difficult to draw the torso. so please help me achieve my plight to become cartoonist by sending me CARTOON MAGS OR ANY MATERIAL THAT CAN HELP ME DRAW BETTER LIKE CARTOON CDS. THANK YOU, EBEN ARTHUR. YOU CAN SEND MY REPLY TO THE ADDRESS BELOW CHURCHG OF PENTECOST, NAZARETH ASSEMBLY, P O BOX 714, ACCRA-GHANA. I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR RESPONSE.

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