British publisher Bloomsbury revealed a new image from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated Edition book.

The beautiful new illustration depicts Harry, aged 10, in the cupboard under the stairs where the Dursleys made him sleep as a kid. The cupboard imagined by illustrator Jim Kay is a scarier interpretation of the boy’s living space, specially compared to the one seen on screen on the Harry Potter movies. The drawn version is a lot darker and with way more horrible spiders than those included in the Warner Bros. film.

We suggest you take a close look at the image because you won’t want to miss any details. Kay has stuffed the cupboard with many interesting objects, ranging from forgotten cleaning tools to a few of Harry’s toys, which are for sure Dudley leftovers. Here’s the artwork:

Harry Potter in cupboard - Jim Kay

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Illustrated Edition will be published globally on October 6th, 2015, and will be the first fully illustrated version of J.K. Rowling’s first novel. The publishers have promised to include “color on every spread” of the book; and judging by the previews we’ve seen so far, this is sure to be a very beautiful book.

“I’m willing to call this the most handsome and desirable gift book of the year,” Fiona Noble of the The Bookseller said about the book after receiving and early preview. “It is stunning… with full colour illustrations throughout from Greenaway Medal winner Kay, who breathes incredible life into these much-loved characters and locations, staying faithful to Rowling’s vision but revitalising the story for a new generation.”

The publishers are planning to release illustrated editions for all seven Harry Potter books, publishing one book every year beginning this fall.

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