James Hance: “relentlessly cheerful art” that kids and parents can get into

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I was thrilled when reader Candi sent us a link to Jacksonville, Florida-based artist James Hance’s website — though if you’re a Star Wars geek (seriously, how many times a month do you think I can mention Star Wars? I’m going for 28 to 31, depending on which month.), you’ve probably already heard of him.

If not, this is the man who created Wookie the Chew: The House at Chew Corner, a book that is “in the style of the original Pooh books tells the adorkable tale of the little biped that belonged to Chrisolo Robin (and Chrisolo Robin belonged to him).” The book is ridiculously cheap ($5, plus $5 shipping within the US, with varying international rates.).

In addition to writing, Hance is quite the visual artist, as you can see on his paintings and prints page. My personal fave? “The Creation of Muppet”:

Painting by James Hance.


Sarah FRIEND! This original painting is $400, but totally worth it for the die-hard Labyrinth fan.

I'm a huge sucker for a good Calvin & Hobbes tribute, and this one is beautiful.

So, are you super duper in love? Check out the rest of his work!

Comments on James Hance: “relentlessly cheerful art” that kids and parents can get into

  1. Love this! And he’s in the same town as me! And he’s going to be at events I was already planning on going to! I have to track him down and buy prints now.

  2. I love love love this guy! Still trying to get him to respond to our emails though so that we can order prints of the Flower of the Force series for our son’s room. Oh waaait now he has a shopping cart feature! Score!

  3. I NEED THAT LABYRINTH PAINTING. That was my favorite movie growing up and my baby will be introduced to it as soon as they can hold their head up to watch =]

  4. I ordered a couple prints a month ago. No communication, no package. Anyone else having difficulty?

  5. Hello!
    Thanks so much for such kind words, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate them 🙂
    Rena – Thank you for your order 😀 I’ve had so many recently that sadly it’s not possible to send out confirmation emails individually. As it’s just me doing the paintings and my friend shipping you can imagine how hard it is with dozens of packages going out every day. We ship in the order that the orders were placed, I believe yours was mailed at the beginning of last week and should be with you any day now. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding – I really am doing my best to make these delays as short as possible 🙂

    Thank you again, it makes the hours stood in front of an imposing canvas entirely worth it! <3

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