Comic artists captures the heart of Harry Potter


Not all scenes from the Harry Potter books could be added to the movies. One artist has delved back into the world of the Boy Wizard and found important scenes to create beautiful, meaningful artwork.

Understandably, not all the scenes from the Harry Potter books could be translated into onscreen content. There’s only so much time available. However, there were important scenes from the books missed out; scenes that explain the characters and delve into the real world of Harry Potter.

When comic artist Katie Knudson realized that her opinions of characters changed after watching the movies, she knew something had to change. That meant creating artwork of scenes in the books that never made it to the screen. Many of the scenes focus on Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood, who are both important characters that help to develop Harry’s personality. One of them could have even been Voldemort’s target.

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To create the scenes, Knudson delved deep into the texts. The scenes are as accurate as possible based on the information from the scenes and that means not all the characters are white. In fact, she’s taken a leaf out of the stage production’s book and made Hermione Granger black. After all, J.K. Rowling did make a point of saying she never once stated Hermione’s skin color when questioned about the decision for the stage production casting. Rowling has even given Knudson praise for the choice of coloring for the characters.

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Two of the scenes that Knudson picked included Luna, as she laments over friends. In one, it’s all about the Dumbledore’s Army meetings. With Umbridge out, Harry drops the meetings since they’ll be taught Defense Against the Dark Arts again. However, Neville and Luna both express their disappointment, with Luna admitting it was like having friends.

That continues when Harry asks her to Slughorn’s party, since he was invited to bring a guest. She expects nothing from him and is just grateful for the friendly request. The poor girl is never asked to parties.

You can check out all the artwork from Knudson’s Tumblr profile, where she’s shared so many more of those overlooked but important scenes like the one below.

What do you think of the Harry Potter artwork? What do you wish made it to the big screen? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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