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Tomislav Tomić,[1] occasionally credited as Tomislav Tomic, is a Croatia-based illustrator who first entered the world of Harry Potter by illustrating the map of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the 2014 Bloomsbury Children's Edition.[3][4]

Tomić was later commissioned to do interior art for the 2017 updated British Hogwarts Library companion books, published by Bloomsbury Publishing.[5][6][7]

His work was also featured in the Fantastic Beasts, The Wonder of Nature Exhibition, and its book, Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature.[8][9]

His original work and his contributions towards Wizarding World aside, Tomić's other notable works include illustrations used in the official colouring books of A Game of Thrones and Outlander.[10]

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  • Tomić hadn't read the Harry Potter books; by the time it came out, he was no longer a teenager and considered the series for kids. He also hadn't watched the films.[11]
  • He didn't understand the significance of using "Alohomora" as a password for Wi-Fi access.[12]
  • The deadlines for the Hogwarts Library companion books were tight; as Tomić also had a job at a school, he at one point intended to call his agent and give up, but he concluded that one doesn't get an opportunity like this everyday and eventually managed.[13]
  • When asked about how much the screen adaptations affected his illustrations,[14] Tomić answered that he tried not to watch the adaptation too much; it wasn't worth being accused of copying if he ended up subconsciously drew inspiration from the works on screen.[15] For A Game of Thrones, Tomić was explicitly asked to create something different from the show, and for Fantastic Beasts, even though he started the job when the film inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was just in preparation and only has limited material, he was still not allowed to use said material as reference due to copyright.[16]
  • Tomić had no opportunity to meet or interact with J. K. Rowling; he'd send his works to his agent, who would forward them to the publisher, who would send them to Rowling's agent, who would be the one to show it to her. Feedbacks are recieved in similar manner in reverse, with no direct communication.[17]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tomislav Tomić :: Biografija biography - "Tomislav Tomić rođen je 1977. godine u Zagrebu"
  2. Tomislav Tomić :: Biografija biography - "He lives and works in town of Zaprešić, Croatia."
  3. 'Ja nisam fan Harrija Pottera, ali sam njegov ilustrator' | Express - "S projektima za J.K. Rowling sve je započelo crtanjem mape Hogwartsa. Koliko Vam je taj angažman imponirao u tom trenutku?"
  4. Hogwarts Map for Harry Potter Children's Editions - Arena Illustration
  5. News: "Updated edition of Fantastic Beasts library book will include new magical creatures" at Pottermore
  6. Tomislav Tomic’s Inside Illustrations for Hogwarts Library Books | The Society of Artists Agent’s (SAA)
  7. Tomislav Tomic Illustrates Fantastic Beasts | The Society of Artists Agent’s (SAA)
  8. The Wonder of Nature Natural History Museum - Arena Illustration
  9. Fantastic Beasts, The Wonder of Nature Exhibition - Arena Illustration
  10. Interview Tomislav Tomic - colorplaner.com
  11. 'Ja nisam fan Harrija Pottera, ali sam njegov ilustrator' | Express - "Kad se Harry Potter pojavio, bio sam u tinejdžerskoj fazi i to mi je bilo nešto za klince. Knjige uopće nisam pročitao, kasnije sam kroz filmove upoznao taj svijet, ali ni njih nisam sve pogledao."
  12. 'Ja nisam fan Harrija Pottera, ali sam njegov ilustrator' | Express - "Ne prepoznajem ovu šifru za wi-fi (aloho mora, op.a.), nisam fan, ali bilo mi je drago, naravno."
  13. 'Ja nisam fan Harrija Pottera, ali sam njegov ilustrator' | Express - "Rokovi su bili gusti, posao u školi zahtjevan i već sam namjeravao nazvati svoju agenticu i odustati, ali zaključio sam da nešto takvo ipak ne dobivaš svakog dana. Bilo je to dosta iscrpljujuće, bilo je trenutaka kad sam htio posve odustati i posvetiti se samo radu u školi, ali stvari su se normalizirale te nekako i dalje uspijevam plivati u svemu tome."
  14. 'Ja nisam fan Harrija Pottera, ali sam njegov ilustrator' | Express - "Osim na ilustracijama za knjige iz svijeta o Harryju Potteru, surađivali ste i na bojankama iz ‘Igara prijestolja’ i ‘Tuđinke’. Koliko su ekranizacije tih djela utjecale na Vašu ilustraciju?"
  15. 'Ja nisam fan Harrija Pottera, ali sam njegov ilustrator' | Express - "Trudio sam se ne gledati ih previše. Teško se natjecati s jakom holivudskom produkcijom, ovdje su rokovi bili kraći, stoga radije radim lošije, ali drugačije. Napraviš li nešto slično ekranizaciji, optužit će te da je kopiraš, pa pokušavam naći drugi pristup koji možda i neće biti toliko atraktivan."
  16. 'Ja nisam fan Harrija Pottera, ali sam njegov ilustrator' | Express - "Za ‘Igru prijestolja’ tražio se odmak od serije, tražio se heraldički pristup. Kad sam počeo raditi ‘Fantastične zvijeri’, film je tek bio u pripremi, vani je bila samo najava i, zbog autorskog prava, nismo smjeli upotrebljavati te fotografije. Morali smo i zaobići bića koja je J.K. Rowling naknadno dopisala. Inače, dobijem li dobru pripremu i upute, ni ne čitam djela koja ilustriram, ali ponekad moram."
  17. 'Ja nisam fan Harrija Pottera, ali sam njegov ilustrator' | Express - "Jeste li imali prilike upoznati ili komunicirati s J. K. Rowling? Nisam. Te stvari tako ne funkcioniraju. Ja sam komunicirao sa svojom agenticom, njoj sam slao radove, a ona ih je prosljeđivala izdavačima. Zanimljivo je da ni oni nisu imali izravan kontakt s J.K. Rowling, nego su te crteže slali njezinu agentu koji ih je pokazivao njoj. Tek bismo tad dobili povratnu informaciju, koja bi meni bila prenesena istim putem."
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