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The pictures on this page illustrate one of my favourite scenes in all the Harry Potter books.  I absolutely adore this scene, not because of any emotional import or great action sequence, but just the raw character interaction - it's like a writing exercise gone brilliantly right.  It's also the best scene to reread once you know the back story; you can now decipher the subtext, it's infinitely funnier, and getting into the heads of each of the characters is more rewarding.

Anyway, this picture:

... he bent down, a hand on each arm of Harry's chair, so that their faces were a foot apart.  'If your head was in Hogsmeade, so was the rest of you.'  (pg. 283, US edition)

Harry is doing his best to look as innocent as possible... 

 

'Surely you don't need such a very old piece of parchment?' he said.  'Why don't I just ... throw this away?'
   His hand moved toward the fire.

(pg. 286, US edition)

I had a doozy of a time trying to get this drawing right.  Even now it's not fabulous but it's a lot better than it was originally.

Snape's face here, no matter what I did, kept looking like Leonard Nimoy.  Apologies to Mr. Nimoy.


Snape pointed at the parchment, on which the words of Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs were still shining.  An odd, closed expression appeared on Lupin's face.
'Well?' said Snape. 
  
And, later ... 'You don't think it more likely that he got it directly from the manufacturers?'  (pgs 287-288, US edition)

Okay, so I fudged the stage direction a little to make it more confrontational ... 

'Well!' said Lupin, clapping his hands together and looking around cheerfully.  'That seems to clear that up!' (pg. 289, US)

I realized this is one of the very few drawings I've done of Lupin actually smiling.  Poor guy.

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