James Dean

About

James Dean is the original creator and illustrator of Pete the Cat. He is a self-taught artist originally from Fort Payne, Alabama. His passion for drawing became apparent at a young age, and as a child, you could find James drawing his favorite characters like Snoopy and Yogi Bear.

James earned his degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University and went on to work for Georgia Power for a number of years. Eventually, he was called to pursue his art full-time and began selling his work at art festivals around the Southeast.

It was during this time that he began creating paintings and drawing of his cat, Pete. The little blue cat showed up as a character in James's artwork around 1999 and has been a permanent fixture ever since.

James Dean's art has been sold in more than ninety galleries and shops across the United States. He has devoted his paintings to Pete the Cat for fifteen years and turned his natural love for cats into his life's work. James published his first book, The Misadventures of Pete the Cat, a history of his artwork, in 2006, and he illustrated his first self-published children's book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, in 2008. There are now almost 100 published Pete the Cat titles with more coming out all the time.

James is humbled every day by the success that this groovy blue cat has brought him. He says positively affecting children's lives is his number one priority, and he is grateful to have such an amazing audience to work for.

Titles

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Eric Litwin, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$17.99
$16.55

Pete the Cat: Play Ball!

Kimberly Dean, James Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete's Big Lunch

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat: Construction Destruction: Includes Over 30...

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure [With 12 Easter Cards and...

Kimberly Dean, James Dean, et al.

$10.99
$10.11

Pete the Cat: Cavecat Pete

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$6.99
$6.43

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses

Kimberly Dean, James Dean, et al.

$17.99
$16.55

A Pet for Pete

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat's Train Trip

Kimberly Dean, James Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat Storybook Collection: 7 Groovy Stories!

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$11.99
$11.03

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins

Kimberly Dean, James Dean, et al.

$9.99
$9.19

Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection: Too Cool for...

Kimberly Dean and James Dean

$19.99
$18.39

Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave

Kimberly Dean, James Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat: Snow Daze

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat and the Tip-Top Tree House

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go!

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map

Kimberly Dean, James Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat 12-Book Phonics Fun!: Includes 12 Mini-Books...

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$12.99
$11.95

Pete the Cat: 5-Minute Pete the Cat Stories: Includes 12...

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$12.99
$11.95

Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Eric Litwin, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$17.99
$16.55

Rocking in My School Shoes

Eric Litwin, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$17.99
$16.55