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Hi! My name is Karen Hallion, and I am an artist living in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Welcome to my Kickstarter!
Come and meet Celara!
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1,442 backers pledged $58,546 to help bring this project to life.

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I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s and was considered a “tomboy”. I also really enjoyed role-playing adventure games and used to pretend to be specific characters. My role models at that time were Princess Leia, Wonder Woman, and a character called “Princess” from an obscure show called “Battle of the Planets. I loved that these were girls who could keep up with the boys, were strong and smart, and were one of the heroes of the stories.

Back then, role models like that were few and far between. As I got older, I didn’t grow out of any of these interests like some of my peers did. I still adored geeky movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Goonies, Labyrinth, Willow, Batman, and Jurassic Park. I also was super into playing video games like 007, Resident Evil, and Thief. When I wanted to be alone, I would disappear into my bedroom with a bag of Parmesan Goldfish crackers and read fantasy books for hours. I’ve always been a “geek” girl and I still am. I have always looked for the “strong female character” in any book, movie, TV show, or game so I could be a part of that world too. These strong women have always been my window into the world. They are whom I relate to, whom I look up to. As a geek girl myself, I’ve always been inspired by strong female characters. When it comes to my artwork, I strive to highlight women in an effort to give them as much attention as their male counterparts receive.



Celara was a name was born out of my love of a series of books by author David Eddings. I took two of my favorite characters from those books and made a new name from them. Polgara and Ce’Nedra were combined to make Celara and it has been my alter ego ever since. I want every little girl who has been bullied for wearing a geeky shirt to know that they’re not alone. And I want to celebrate what being a geek really is. Explain why we create fan art, participate in cosplay, and engage in dialogue discussing the minute details of the characters and stories we love. Celara is my homage to how we all connect with each other through these.

If you back this project, you are not just supporting the creation of a calendar, but also the creation of this new character. Thank you so much for your support!
Website: KarenHallion.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarenHallion/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karenhallionart/
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/khallion

 

This calendar is an introduction to Celara.  The illustrations show all the fandoms that she is a part of and some of the ways she celebrates them, whether they are real or just real to her.

 

 Calendar Specs:  

  • Size: 12 x 11.875  
  • 100# Matte Cover, 100# Matte Text  
  • Saddle-Stitch  
  • 24 Pg + 4 PG cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Thanks to the following people:

Graphic Design

Brandi Kenney: Facebook , Instagram

(Original Celara Theme)

Jeff Barberie (composer): Youtube

Sean Cahalin (sound engineer) at Q Division Studios, Somerville, MA

Guest Artists

Abe Lopez: Facebook , Instagram

Brian Kesinger: Facebook , Instagram

Brandon Kenney: Facebook , Instagram

Danny Haas: Facebook , Instagram

Joey Spiotto: Facebook , Instagram

To all of the people who have supported me over the last few years, THANK YOU. 

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk is if we run into any production delays with our printer that would then delay our shipment of these calendars to you. We have a great printer who we are confident will do everything they can to finish and deliver these on time. The art and design of the calendar is well under way and will be done before the Kickstarter is over, so we can begin printing as soon as the campaign ends. We have built in extra time on our end to get these packaged and out the door so should we encounter any delays from the printer, we will hopefully still be in okay shape to get these delivered on time.

Our working goal is to have these in your hands the week before Christmas; however, should we encounter delays, our delivery will be pushed back to December 31. We will keep you posted as the campaign ends and we begin printing with what our timeline looks like.

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    This reward gets you 8 digital coloring pages and one digital 2018 calendar that will be emailed to you directly to download.

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    This reward gets you one copy of the 2018 calendar featuring an introduction to Celara, the digital package, and one copy of the "Little, But Fierce" exclusive print.

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    This reward gets you one copy of the 2018 calendar featuring an introduction to Celara, the digital package, one copy of the "Little, But Fierce" exclusive print and six postcards with art from the calendar.

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    Kevin

    This reward gets you one copy of the 2018 calendar featuring an introduction to Celara, the digital package, one copy of the "Little, But Fierce" exclusive print, six postcards with art from the calendar, and an exclusive enamel pin featuring Celara.

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    • "Celara" 2018 Calendar
    • "Little, But Fierce" - Kickstarter exclusive 11x14" print
    • Six postcards featuring Celara art from the calendar
    • Enamel Pin of Celara
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    This reward gets you one copy of the 2018 calendar featuring an introduction to Celara, the digital package,one copy of the "Little, But Fierce" exclusive print, six postcards with art from the calendar, an exclusive enamel pin featuring Celara and a personalized inscription in your calendar on your birthday from Karen!

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    • "Little, But Fierce" - Kickstarter exclusive 11x14" print
    • Six postcards featuring Celara art from the calendar
    • Inscription from Karen on your birthday in your calendar
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    This reward gets you one signed copy of the 2018 calendar featuring an introduction to Celara, the digital package, one copy of the ""Little, But Fierce"" exclusive print, six postcards with art from the calendar, an exclusive enamel pin featuring Celara, and six 11x14" prints featuring art from the calendar.

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    • Six postcards featuring Celara art from the calendar
    • Six prints featuring Celara art from the calendar, 11x14" in size
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    This reward gets you one signed copy of the 2018 calendar featuring an introduction to Celara, the digital package, one copy of the "Little, But Fierce" exclusive print and one original sketch of Celara done by Karen.

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    This reward gets you one signed copy of the 2018 calendar featuring an introduction to Celara, the digital package, one copy of the "Little, But Fierce" exclusive print and an exclusive original sketch done of Celara by featured guest artist Brandon Kenney.

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    This reward gets you one signed copy of the 2018 calendar featuring an introduction to Celara, the digital package, one copy of the "Little, But Fierce" exclusive print and an exclusive original sketch done of Celara by featured guest artist Brian Kesinger.

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    This reward gets you one signed copy of the 2018 calendar featuring an introduction to Celara, the digital package, one copy of the "Little, But Fierce" exclusive print and an exclusive original sketch done of Celara by featured guest artist Joey Spiotto.

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    This reward gets you one signed copy of the 2018 calendar featuring an introduction to Celara, the digital package, one copy of the "Little, But Fierce" exclusive print and an exclusive original sketch done of Celara by featured guest artist Abe Lopez.

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