Artist Spotlight: James Hance


Hance’s WOOKIE THE CHEW blends the works of AA Milne and G Lucas.

The term “mash-up” has become pretty common vernacular in recent years.

The technology available to even casual users is sophisticated enough to make it relatively easy to amalgamate disparate things to produce a new and unique creation.


Pilfered from Shopped Sci-Fi

Such as  this delightful depiction of Abe Lincoln as a Ghostbuster. He ain’t afraid a no ghosts, nor no secessionists.

Or this improbably wonderful blending of Nine Inch Nail’s “Head Like a Hole” with last summer’s ubiquitous pop hit “Call Me Maybe.”

Shouldn’t work, totes does.

But these accomplishments pale in comparison to the efforts of James Hance, a fine artist who’s remarkable skills with paint and brush raise the level of mash-up to, well, to an artform!

Not only does Hance meet the mash-up criteria by mixing Doctor Who with the Iron Giant, or Star Wars with Hitchcock, but he also does a remarkable job of honoring and recreating the styles of classic artist like Picasso, Munch, and Rockwell.

Humorous, heartwarming, deftly executed – his talent and playfulness are in deed a marvel to behold.

Prints of all of these wonderful images, and many more, are available for a mere $15.