James Dean's art has sold in more than 90 galleries and shops across the United States. He has devoted his paintings to Pete the Cat for ten years and has turned his natural love for cats into his life's work. James published his first adult book, "The Misadventures of Pete the Cat," a history of his art work, in 2006. He illustrated his first self-published children’s book, "Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes," written by Eric Litwin,
in 2008, and the follow-up book, "Pete the Cat: Rocking In My School Shoes," in 2011. James lives in Savannah, Georgia with his wife, Kimberly.
His most recent work is "Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas."