Meet the illustrator
Following our highly competitive Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Quiz in the summer, we are thrilled to announce that Olivia Lomenech Gill, illustrator of the beautiful new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander’s (aka JK Rowling), will be at Mainstreet on Wed 6th Dec.
To celebrate publication, come and hear Olivia talk about how she created the artwork using traditional techniques with no digital elements or manipulation. She is inspired by her local surroundings in Northumberland and the nature within it.
The book is considered a classic throughout the wizarding world, and features an extraordinary array of magical creatures, from Acromantula to Yeti, via ten different breeds of dragon.
On being commissioned for this project Olivia said, “There is both excitement and fear involved in tackling any new challenge, a certain amount of ‘why me?’ and, overwhelmingly, a feeling of great privilege in being asked to illustrate Fantastic Beasts.”