A looooong time ago (maybe five years?), I made these posters. I did it because I teach comics workshops to kids and adults, and one of my assignments for my students is to translate their favorite plot into sequential images to tell a story, using limited text in order to convey the points of the narrative using their drawings. I wanted to make an example for my students of how this can be done on a large scale, and I wanted to honor the books I had grown up with.
The posters were a big hit with all save for Warner Bros, who as we know are mighty and powerful and own a lot of rights to the Harry Potter franchise. They were not cool with the sale of these, so I didn’t sell them. Legal parody rights aside, I like to be respectful when people (even major corporations) protect their creative rights, so while I’m happy that these are shared and liked around the internet to this day, I’m not trying to make a buck from them.
So sometime last month, in the midst of my getting married and taking a premarital break from being in the studio, these things caught an internet updraft again and went back to being on the radar. I returned from my wedding to quite a lot of emails and tweets requesting (or demanding) that I sell or distribute these pieces as prints that people can hang on their walls. I love and appreciate the kind words of fans who wrote me, but I’m not going to print them for sale, for the reasons I stated above.
I ask that if you enjoyed the posters, support my future work by buying one of my books, or getting one from your library! I have lots to choose from, and you can warm your cockles knowing that you’re supporting a working artist and a fellow fan such as yourself, while hopefully getting to read some comics you enjoy. Thank you!
**Occasionally I will still print these posters to give out as prizes or for free with a book purchase at a convention where I’m appearing. Ask me about them at a show, if you’re interested! I go to many throughout the year. Follow me to find out where I’ll be next!**