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, Kimberly Dean, et al.

$17.99
$16.55

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$17.99
$16.55

Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete: Includes Over 30 Stickers!

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat Doll

James Dean

$18.00
$16.56

Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons Puppet

James Dean

$16.00
$14.72

Pete the Cat's Groovy Bake Sale

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$12.99
$11.95

Pete the Cat Goes Camping

Kimberly Dean and James Dean

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat's Trip to the Supermarket

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat's Family Road Trip

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$4.99
$4.59

I Love Snow: I Can Read 5-Book Box Set: Celebrate the Season...

Kallie George, John Grogan, et al.

$19.99
$18.39

Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Kindness

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$12.99
$11.95

Troilus and Criseyde

Geoffrey Chaucer

$29.99

Pat Le Chat: Les Roues de l'Autobus

James Dean

$10.99
$10.11

Pat Le Chat: Pat Visite La Biblioth Que

James Dean

$10.99
$10.11

Pete the Cat: Secret Agent [With Stickers]

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$4.99
$4.59

Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock!

James Dean and Kimberly 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's First Day of Preschool

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$7.99
$7.35

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

James Dean and Kimberly Dean

$16.99
$15.63

Pat Le Chat: Pat Dans l'Espace

James Dean

$10.99
$10.11