Gengar was, is, and always will be my all-time favorite pokemon. I’ve played through 6 generations, a lot of which had ghost types that I really liked, but nothing can ever really top Gengar and its evolutionary line. I literally feel like I grew up with this guy!
I pretty much spent a good chunk of my childhood in Hogwarts, whether in the books, or movies (and even some of the video games). Now, I know that in Goblet of Fire, other schools were hinted at. Besides Beauxbaton and Durmstrang, there are several other schools, like the Salem Witch’s Institute, or Mahoutokoro, the wizarding school in Japan.
I like the series as it is, and I don’t want Rowling to start doing to it what Lucas did to Star Wars, but if ever they do make spin-offs, it’d be interesting to see these other schools in action.
Honestly, I never really liked Mary Grandpe’s pastel art for the Harry Potter series. Kazu Kabuishi essentially did a reimagining of the art used in the series for its 15th anniversary, and I gotta say, I prefer his style more.
These are the pieces he did for the back covers of the books, which capture iconic scenes in each of them. I don’t know if it’s the nostalgia talking, but his work seems more fresh, more vivid, and I like the color palettes he uses for each piece. It really sets the tone for each book, as it starts off as a story of discovery to that of a dark, brooding, existential one.
I really love vector art. There’s something about the nice, clean lines and the striking colors that get to me. And the fact that most vector art pieces I see are so surreal and…weird. Man, I’d love to be able to do art like this, but sadly, I just don’t have the talent for it.