Sadly, I am unable to announce that J. K. has authorized graphic novel editions of the Harry Potter series (but wouldn’t it be cool if she did?). Instead, I can announce that a talented and clever illustrator named Lucy Knisley has created condensed comic versions of the first five books in the series. Her work reminds me vaguely of Herge’s Tintin artwork. There are obviously plot spoilers in all the comics, so readers beware.

Here’s the first one, but check out all five of them here.