This is a series of (allegedly) previously unpublished illustrations by Mary GrandPré, the artist responsible for all the American Harry Potter book covers and chapter illustrations. They're all great. Granted I've never read any of the books, but I have seen the movies. "You're missing out, the books are even better." Oh really? Because I'm pretty sure that's just something people who can read well say TO MAKE THEMSELVES FEEL SUPERIOR TO POOR READERS. You feel good about yourself now? You gonna make fun of my stutter too? Go ahead -- say something about my haircut, I know I did a bad job.
Hit the jump for fifteen more. And for the record, yes, the books are better (they always are, except for in like TWO cases).
Thanks to PYY, who agrees house elfs should exist in real life.