James Dean's art has sold in more than ninety 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 artwork, in 2006. He illustrated his first self-published children's book,Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, 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, four cats, and one dog.