Pete The Cat: About the Artist

James_Dean_02James Dean

Born 1957 in Fort Payne, Alabama, James Dean spent the majority of his early years watching his father, a self-taught artist, reproduce the art of the masters as a hobby. James, only in first grade, began drawing from cartoons such as Disney and Snoopy. His grandmother was the first to hang a James Dean original on the wall, a well-done drawing of Yogi Bear!

Question? Who was Dean’s¬†inspiration for Pete the Cat?

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