Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Star Wars, Winnie the Pooh and Sesame Street

Star Wars, Winnie the Pooh and Sesame Street -  a heady mix indeed. But one which artist James Hance has taken as his muse. And he creates amazing stuff;

 James Hance is a relentlessly cheerful painter with a superb eye for celebrity portraits, a twisted view on TV and movie fueled contemporary culture, and a passion for Star Wars. What more could you ask for? Don't go looking for deep meaning and conceptual theory in Hance's paintings, it just ain't there, and it doesn't need to be. James is probably one of those people you'd meet at a party who started off the life and soul but ends up taking it too far by dancing on the kitchen table or kicking a football through the window.

And now he has created a book of his own where he translates the classic A.A. Milne Winnie the Pooh into Star Wars. It looks quite cute to me.

After all that there is yet another twist - James' daughter Madison has an illness and he is raising money to get her treated in Boston. May I humbly suggest you go over to the James Hance website and see what Wookie the Chew is all about.

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1 comment:

  1. FYI: off of James Hance's website. Might strike a cord for anyone looking to do a pay-it-forward of relentless cheerfulness!

    Hey, friends!

    I'm usually very private about my private life, but I really need your help right now - I have a beautiful 6yr old daughter who lives with her mum in Palm Coast, FL. She's the most imaginative, caring, hilarious little girl I know and she's on her way to a Children's Hospital in Boston ( http://www.childrenshospital.org/ ) for specialized diagnostic testing for a rare intestinal disorder she has suffered with since birth.

    The medical bills are astronomical - I'm asking that, if any of my ridiculous doodles have made you smile, please consider donating a couple of buckaroos to help Maddy get back on her relentlessly cheerful feet? Let's show her how many friends she has :)

    For more info and to learn how to help, click here: http://www.giveforward.com/hugsformaddy

    I'll be uploading original paintings and whatnot in the coming weeks with proceeds going to the trip & bills - I do appreciate your time :) Please tweet, retweet, facebook and shout this link through rolled up newspapers, every effort counts!