Me and my mum were talking the other day about how they should make an illustrated edition of harry potter when we came up with a brilliant idea. They should create an anthology of Harry Potter fanart.
How it would work:
J K Rowling or whoever is organizing it picks 10 or 15 scenes per book, then these are told about and advertised through sites like deviantart, newspapers and so on, so there is a competition for people to draw/paint/collage/photoshop/whatever these scenes, then the best ones are picked to go in the anthology. They should range in skill and age, so not just the 20-somethings with incredible skill, but not random squiggles either. There would be eight or nine chapters of the anthology in total: seven for the scenes from the books; one for characters/events that aren't in the book, like a picture of Lily and James or Harry's children; possibly anothother of just characters (there could be more of these than the others, but put multiple pictures on each page to fit more in, since there's a lot of characters). The anthology could be sold to raise money for charity, as J K Rowling doesn't need any more money. This would mean nothing for the artists, but as it is fanart, that's not exactly to be expected.
What do you think?