Going Beyond Star Wars: The Art of James Hance

Posted: April 16, 2014 in Movies

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It is rare to see fan art embrace worlds beyond itself.  In the Star Wars universe it is right and proper for Princess Leia to fall in love with Hans Solo but unthinkable for her to romance other Harrison Ford cinematic alter egos like Indiana Jones or Rick Deckard from Blade Runner.   But in art, as with God, all things are possible.   Leia can marry Indy, grow old together and they can start looking like Carl Fredricksen and his wife from Up. They can even have their own Luke/Russell offspring. 

The proper mash-up can open new worlds and story lines that echo and merge past fictional lives with their future stories.  James Hance’s art shocks with its aptness, resounding possibilities and future fates.  It flirts with greatness and dares to imagine that Winnie the Pooh and Chewbacca, Han Solo and Christopher Robbin could share the same childhood and the same “Wookie the Chew” story line, dance with a little Calvin n Hobbes beat and bask in a Norman Rockwell glow. It fights to be relentlessly happy.  

You can find more James Hance art at  his website – JamesHance.com. Part of the sales of every painting goes to Hugs for Maddy, a charity that helps to off set the tremendous medical cost of his daughter Madison fighting debilitating Mastocytic Colitis and Eosinophilic Esophagitus. 

Little Rebels

Little Rebels

Up With Star Wars

Up With Star Wars

 

Up with star wars

Up with star wars 2

A Tattonie Explorer is a Friend to all

A Tatoonie Explorer is a Friend to all

 

King of the forest

King of the forest

 

Game Over

Game Over

 

Wookie the Chew (Calvin and Hobbes Variant)

Wookie the Chew (Calvin and Hobbes Variant)

 

Wookie the Chew

Wookie the Chew

Wookie the Chew 8

Wookie the Chew 8

Wookie the Chew 3

Wookie the Chew 3

Wookie the Chew 2

Wookie the Chew 2

Wookie the Chew 4

Wookie the Chew 4

Wookie the Chew 10

Wookie the Chew 10

Wookie the Chew 9

Wookie the Chew 9

Wookie the Chew 6

Wookie the Chew 6

Wookie the Chew 5

Wookie the Chew 5

That's No Tree House

That’s No Tree House

Wookie the Chew 12

Wookie the Chew 12

Wookie the Chew 7

Wookie the Chew 7

Wookie the Chew 11

Wookie the Chew 11

 

 

FAlcon Girl

Falcon Girl

 

Healer

Healer

 

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

Comments
  1. Tim Snyder says:

    these are all amazing works. All of these characters live inside of our consciousness, so it’s very cool to see them blended together as if they are related, which they kind of are

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