On Art Prints and Good Deeds

Back in the halcyon days of October, I received an interesting package in the mail.

There were two things in the package. One was a book for my niece, then not quite two. The other was a print for my stairwell gallery.

The artwork was by James Hance. The book was “Wookie the Chew,” a clever little book that reimagined a galaxy far, far away as the characters from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.

The artwork for the book had garnered a fair little bit of buzz online, looking at it does like something E.H. Shepard would have done.

I wanted one of the prints for my gallery, and I wanted the booklet for my niece.

It was an easy purchase.

Earlier this week, I thought to look and see what other artwork Hance might have produced in the past six months. Hance has a particular fondness for taking things that should never go together — like, say, The Muppets and Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Man” — and making them work together. Really work together.

I looked at his page of prints, and I saw one that really captivated me, “Amy & Doc.”

It’s a Doctor Who print, in a Calvin & Hobbes style. Imagine young Amelia Pond and her much larger imaginary friend, the Raggedy Doctor, running off to have an adventure.

It was cute. It made me smile. And so I bought it.

Hance is also taking donations for the medical treatment for his young daughter, and I thought it only appropriate to kick in twenty-five dollars there, too.

My good deed for the day. 🙂

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