File this under “mashups you never knew you needed!” According to GalleyCat, Florida-based artist James Hance has combined the iconic illustration style of E.H. Shepard, the original illustrator of A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, with the characters of the Star Wars universe. The results are adorable.
In Hance’s crossover, Christopher Robin becomes Han Solo; Winnie-the-Pooh becomes the Wookiee, Chewbacca; Piglet becomes R2-D2; and, Eeyore becomes an Imperial Walker. If you love the art, you can pick up prints and t-shirts from Hance’s website.
The mashup isn’t just about artwork – Hance has also produced an entire audiobook based on the Star Wars meets Winnie-the-Pooh concept. It’s called Wookiee the Chew: The House at Chew Corner, and you can download it for free.
It’s a great time to be a fan of both Winnie-the-Pooh and Star Wars. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has shattered box office records this winter, and more Star Wars films are on the way in 2016 and 2017. Winnie-the-Pooh, meanwhile, will star in a new book to celebrate his 90th birthday.
All images: James Hance