Thomas Kinkade, you’re grandma’s favorite artist, is by far the most popular American franchise painter and the most collected American artist. But his cheesy scenes of gnomish villages and happy-tree backdrops make an excellent surface by which to set a Star Wars invasion.
In the series “War on Kinkade” artist Jeff Bennett drops in the Empire’s hulking walkers and battleships into the sleepy scenes of the “Painter of Light.” It’s like the Empire decided to invade a small Christmas village and turn it into a base of power.
Now before you get offended because of your deep love of Mr. Kinkade we must remind you that before his death last year he had been known as a right bastard. According to the Los Angeles Times Kinkade had a long history of cursing and heckling other artist and performers. He also is alleged to have groped a woman at a sales event and was fond of “ritual territory marking through urination” and once “marked his territory” on a Winnie the Pooh figure at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim while saying “This one’s for you, Walt.” Which actually makes us like him more, which strip mall do they sell these paintings in?
Check out all of Jeff Bennett's "War on Kinkade" series on Deviantart.