Artist and illustrator James Warhola is the nephew of Andy Warhol. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in design from Carnegie Mellon University and then studied at the Art Students' League of New York. He has designed over 300 science fiction and fantasy covers for books by such authors as Spider Robinson, Heinlein, and W. Gibson. He also serves as a consultant to the Museum of Modern Art (the Warhol Family Museum) in Medzilaborce, Ruthenia, the ancentral home of the Warhol family.
Since 1987, he has concentrated on illustrating children's books, including If You're Happy and You Know It and The Wheels on the Race Car for Orchard Books. He wrote and illustrated Uncle Andy's, which won a 2004 IRA Children's Book Award.
James Warhola lives in Tivoli, New York, with his family.