Illustrator Ralph Sevelius, who actually works for Disney, has been mashing up Disney princesses with Star Wars characters.
“The idea came when Disney had bought the Star Wars property and a friend made a tongue in cheek joke saying, ‘I guess princess Leia is a new Disney princess,’ Sevelius told LAist.
The illustrator, who primarily works for Disney, puts a great deal of thought into his characters when he combines the two worlds. “What I see too often are crossovers that are combined for the sake of combining them and there really isn’t a whole lot of thought to it,” he said. “You can have any two of your friends date, but that doesn’t make them a good couple. There needs to be a good fit.”
Sevelius will be posting more in the series on his blog. There are eight more to go.