Princess Leia as Alexander Hamilton. Stitch donning Jayne’s cunning hat. Belle getting her nose out of a book to join Doctor Who in his TARDIS. These are all beautifully rendered imaginings of Massachusetts-based artist Karen Hallion.

Her work includes art nouveau takes on Galadriel, Leia, and Labyrinth’s Sarah, a Norman Rockwell-inspired tribute to Firefly’s Kaylee, and a series featuring the TARDIS greeting Disney princesses and other fairy tale characters.

Karen’s art is available on prints, notecards, and often on T-shirts on sites like TeeFury and Threadless. Also among her work is a Spirited Away-inspired kimono for fangirl fashion line Her Universe.

Last month Karen was at San Diego Comic-Con, where we checked out her booth in Artist Alley on the exhibit hall floor.

Explore more of her sweet, fandom-combining art and see her at work on a sketch in the HitFix video below.

You can see more of Karen’s artwork on her website at

For our visit to another artist booth at Comic-Con, check out our spotlight on Mauricio Abril, who has some fun, heartwarming renderings of Marvel and Star Wars characters.

An enthusiast of time travel stories, film scores, avocados and Charades, Emily Rome is an alumna of Loyola Marymount University and a native of beautiful Washington State. Emily’s writing has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyNRome.