We are delighted to reveal two illustrations from J.K. Rowling’s new book The Christmas Pig.
Along with the cover, Illustrator Jim Field has created nine black and white illustrations for the interior of the book. The first revealed today is a small portrait of Jack’s lost toy Dur Pig.
Dur Pig, known as DP, is the best friend Jack has ever known… a small toy pig, with plastic beans in his tummy and trotters exactly the right size to wipe away a tear.
The second features hero Jack and the Christmas Pig falling into the ‘Land of the Lost’. This is the place things go when you lose them, and Jack and the Christmas Pig will have to journey there if they want to save DP.
Jim Field said “I have loved illustrating The Christmas Pig. With the cover and the black-and-white illustrations, I wanted to create something filmic and timeless, which capture the excitement of J.K. Rowling’s incredible story and the personalities of the memorable characters. It really is a dream project and I’m so chuffed to be part of it.
Along with Jo’s (J.K. Rowling) description, my daughter’s plush toy, Monsieur Lion – which she took with her every day to nursery – has been a great inspiration for me in bringing this friendly character to life. Although not a pig (as you can guess from his name), he is perfectly tattered, loved and worn, just as I imagine Dur Pig to be.”
Watch the videos of J.K. Rowling talking about Jim’s illustrations and The Christmas Pig below:
You can read The Christmas Pig from 12th October 2021.