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Deepali Agarwal

Staff Writer

Deepali Agarwal has a Master’s in literary linguistics, which means that every person she’s ever known has, at some point, asked her to ‘edit a thing’ for them-- ‘just see if it reads okay?’ She doesn’t mind, because she believes that the world can be fixed one oxford comma at a time. Deepali lives in Delhi, the capital of India, where cows are sacred, but authors and poets exist and write brilliant things. She works as an editor with OUP India’s School ELT division, where she moves apostrophes, looks up pictures of cats, and talks about children’s books for eight hours. The rest of her day is spent reading, thinking about Parks and Recreation, and wondering if there exist jobs for English majors that pay more than peanuts. Twitter: @DeepaliAgarwal_

Once upon a time, I was obsessed and evangelical about the Harry Potter books, and wouldn’t have touched anything like Harry Potter comics or other spin-offs. I considered them sacred, I wouldn’t hear a word against them, I judged people who hadn’t read them, and anything at all from the Potterverse had me extremely excited.

That has changed. A lot of us over here at Book Riot have written posts about falling out of love with the books and deciding not to read any further fiction in the series. We’ve recognized problems and criticized some of J.K Rowling’s recent writing and stances, and I personally felt rather cheated by The Cursed Child and would like to wipe my memory clean of it.

This is where the internet can be a magical place. Harry Potter-related graphic fanfiction, ranging from webcomics to memes to captioned fanart still crops up on my various social media channels, bringing back good memories of reading the books, reminding me why exactly I loved those characters, and reviving a hint of the passion with which I loved Harry Potter. Here’s a list of my favorite Harry Potter comics:

    1. Emily’s Cartoons on Tumblr
      These ‘My Life as a Background Slytherin’ comics have recently been flooding my feeds, and has just the right amount of subtle, weird humour.
      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/654359020831581512/
    2. Julvett on DeviantArt
      This artist creates a series of Harry Potter comics in the format of answers to Tumblr users’ questions to James and Lily Potter. The results range from hilarious to heartwarming.
      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/742249582305958096/
    3. Floccinaucinihilipilification on Tumblr
      I will not reveal the number of hours I spent scrolling through this Tumblr account when I first discovered it. This absolute genius artist creates a chaotic Potterverse, and my favourite comics are where Dumbledore is a hilariously and exaggeratedly sketched asshat.
      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/455848793518692134/
    4. Lulu Sketches on Tumblr
      This is to resurface some Dumbledore-loving’, if the previous Harry Potter comics made you lose all respect for him. The artist does charming, often wordless comics with our favourite characters.https://www.pinterest.com/pin/445574956874422701/ https://www.pinterest.com/pin/570338740289333043/

 

 

 

 

 

What are your favorite Harry Potter comics?