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 the Missing Cupcakes

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$17.99
$16.55

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party

Kimberly Dean and James Dean

$17.99
$16.55

Mighty Dads: A Board Book: A Board Book

Joan Holub and James Dean

$6.99
$6.43

Pete the Cat's Groovy Bake Sale

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$9.99
$9.19

Pete the Kitty Goes to the Doctor

Kimberly Dean and James Dean

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat: Big Reading Adventures: 5 Far-Out Books in 1 Box!

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$19.99
$18.39

Pat Le Chat: Les Roues de l'Autobus

James Dean

$10.99
$10.11

L' École Des Outils

Joan Holub and James Dean

$11.99
$11.03

Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock!

Kimberly Dean and James Dean

$18.99
$17.47

Pete the Cat: Super Pete

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$16.99
$15.63

Pete the Kitty and the Unicorn's Missing Colors

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Kitty: Ready, Set, Go-Cart!

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$16.99
$15.63

Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus Sound Book

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$12.99
$11.95

Troilus and Criseyde

Geoffrey Chaucer

$27.75

Pat Le Chat: Pat Dans l'Espace

James Dean

$10.99
$10.11

Pete the Cat's Groovy Imagination

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$18.99
$17.47

Pete the Cat: Talent Show Trouble

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$4.99
$4.59

Pat Le Chat: j'Adore Mes Souliers Blancs

Eric Litwin and James Dean

$11.99
$11.03

Pat Le Chat: j'Aime l'Automne

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$10.99
$10.11

Pete the Kitty: Wash Your Hands

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$16.99
$15.63

Pete the Cat's Not So Groovy Day

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$16.99
$15.63