Tarantino Talks to Illustrator Thom Taylor

Patricio Tarantino of TheRowlingLibrary.com (TRL) interviewed Thomas Taylor, the illustrator who created the first cover of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone twenty-five years ago. Enjoy!


  1. I wonder if the striped scarves in house colours were also inspired by his artwork. I don’t remember any mention of them in the books, but they became a huge part of the merchandising and fan world. They are brilliant marketing and I hope Thomas was compensated properly

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