Karen Hallion is an artist and illustrator who went to Ringling School of Art and Design and graduated with a BFA in Illustration. She was an elementary school art teacher for many years and now works full-time as an artist. She’s the author and illustrator of the children’s book, Never, Never Quit. She’s done licensed work for LucasFilm, Cartoon Network and DreamWorks Studios, Patrick Rothfuss, Chronicle Books and more. She won a DreamWorks Studios’ t-shirt design contest for How to Train Your Dragon in 2013. In 2015, she designed the art for 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 via 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, and illustrated the exclusive covers for the 2019 Star Wars Celebration edition of Star Wars Insider Magazine.