Like most Harry Potter fans, I've played the video games, dabbled in Pottermore, and watched the movies more times than I can honestly remember. Having only recently finished reading the books—I'm one of those who watched the films first—I can't help but find myself yearning for another visual medium to revisit Hogwarts.
I'll eventually find my way to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to satisfy that craving, but for now French comic book artist Nesskain has illustrated comic book panels of iconic scenes from the Harry Potter series that's holding me over. Because that's really what I need: a Harry Potter comic book!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Nesskain's interpretation of Hagrid reminds me of Rapunzel's father from Tangled, who exuded a kind of nurturing warmth simply from his facial expressions. Love that.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Aragog looking very kingly here. Still I hate spiders, but damn if these two panels here aren't a great representation of one the more skin-crawling scenes from the series. The colors and perspective are spot on.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Prisoner of Azkaban is by far and away the book and film I enjoyed the most. The panels depicting part of my favorite scene here seriously gives me goosebumps. The context and the atmosphere? Just...wow. Double wow.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Despite being my least favorite book and film, this particular sequence from The Goblet of Fire was pretty sweet. There's some rad action and dynamic movement in these illustrations, along with amazing colors. Real good stuff.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Bad. Ass. Am I right? What else needs to be said about this depiction of the wizard duel in the Ministry Atrium? I've been swooning over Nesskain's muted yet vibrant color palette and damn it shines bright here. So awesome.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The tone captured in these panels is nothing short of perfection in my opinion. I honestly find this sequence of illustrations to be more effective than the actual scenes from the film. That third panel, with Snape? Shivers for days.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
From Nesskain himself, "This is my favorite moment from the series. I started doing these fan arts because I wanted to illustrate this moment, but it was impossible for me to make a simple illustration of it so I decided to make them comic pages." Lily and James. My feels, please. I'm unashamed to admit my eyes are a bit misty. Ahh, why isn't this comic book real?!
About the Artist
Nesskain is a 27 year old self-taught illustrator and comic book artist from Nantes, France. You can view more of his work via his Deviant Art or follow him on his Tumblr.