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: Too Cool for School

Kimberly Dean and James Dean

$4.99
$4.59

Pete at the Beach

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$10.99
$10.11

Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$6.99
$6.43

Pete the Cat and the New Guy

Kimberly Dean and James Dean

$17.99
$16.55

Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana

Kimberly Dean, James Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues

Kimberly Dean and James Dean

$17.99
$16.55

Pete the Cat: The Petes Go Marching

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$9.99
$9.19

Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$17.99
$16.55

Pete the Cat: Out of This World

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat Take-Along Storybook Set: 5-Book 8x8 Set

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$11.99
$11.03

Pete the Kitty: I Love Pete the Kitty

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$7.99
$7.35

Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar

Kimberly Dean, James Dean, et al.

$4.99
$4.59

Only the Light We Make: Tales from the world of Adrian's...

James Dean, James Pyne, et al.

$13.95

Pete the Cat Treasury: Five Groovy Stories

Kimberly Dean, James Dean, et al.

$21.99
$20.23

Je Lis Avec Pat Le Chat: Pat Contre Le Dragon

James Dean and James Dean

$7.99
$7.35

Pat Le Chat: Le Myst?re Des Petits G?teaux

James Dean, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$10.99
$10.11

Pat Le Chat: j'Adore Les Maths

James Dean

$10.99
$10.11