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 Han 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.