“I wanted to pay tribute to the series itself and to classic literature. I wanted to take those two things and fuse them together. In a way, the first Harry Potter cover should feel like Dickens.” -Kazu Kibuishi, “A New Look for Harry Potter”
What do you think?
I get the Dickensian vibe, and I like it. I am not totally sure — but I fervently hope — that HP lives on to be classics read by generations of kids, not just a publishing mania of the ’90s and ’00s.