FAQ: Never, Never Quit.
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Where did the name Celara come from?

Celara’s name comes from a series of books that I loved when I was in High School, my first introduction into fantasy books: The Belgariad and the Mallorean by David Eddings. Back when the internet was new and I needed an online name for my first e-mail account, I took two of my favorite characters from those books (Polgara and Ce’Nedra) and merged them to create the name “Celara”.

Last updated: March 24, 2020 14:03

Who are the girls in the exclusive poster?

They are not pop-culture characters, or historical figures, like my previous designs. And, other than Celara, they are not in this children’s book. Celara is pretty much the only character in the book at this moment. However, I have future plans for more books (maybe a graphic novel?) featuring Celara and these girls will most likely be characters in those upcoming projects.

Last updated: March 24, 2020 14:03

What is your background?

Karen Hallion is originally from Nahant, Massachusetts, located just north of Boston.

She is a 1997 graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design and holds a BFA in Illustration. Karen taught elementary school art until 2009 when she transitioned to working full-time as a freelance artist. Karen’s clients include Marvel, LucasFilm, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks Studios, Cryptozoic, TOPPS, Her Universe , Disney, Patrick Rothfuss, Chronicle Books, Hank Green, and Disney Imagineering.

She has created variant covers for Titan Comics as well as IDW, and was a featured artist in the 2015 ImagineFX The Art of Film - Star Wars. In 2015, Karen designed the “Wizard School” card game created by DFTBA Games and Hank Green, which raised more than $450,000 via Kickstarter. She also raised more than $70,000 in Kickstarter in 2017 to fund the creation of her original character, Celara, via a 13-month calendar. In 2018, she was a contributing artist for the book Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe. In 2019, she illustrated the exclusive covers for the Star Wars Celebration edition of Star Wars Insider Magazine. She has been a guest panelist throughout numerous years for Threadless, Nerd for A Living, and Tee Fury as well as a special guest panelist with John Green at the 2016 NerdCon to record the podcast ‘Dear Hank and John’. She was also a featured artist at the 2015, 2016 and 2019 Star Wars Celebration Art Shows and a 2017 guest at VidCon, NerdCon and Awesome Con. “Never, Never Quit” is Karen’s first children’s book.

She currently lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts with her two sons and her partner, Brandon.

Last updated: March 24, 2020 14:08

Where can I find more of your work?

You can find more at https://www.karenhallion.com/

Last updated: March 24, 2020 14:09

Why is International Shipping so high? Is this a mistake?

Unfortunately not, as these are the rates set by the United States Postal Service. We used the rate calculator at USPS.com to calculate the estimated cost of shipping the book based on its weight and size to most international areas to determine shipping costs. Additionally, please note that many international orders will require a customs fee and may be held at your local post office for payment in order to collect your package.

For more information, please visit https://www.usps.com.

Last updated: April 02, 2020 05:05

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