About Len

Len Peralta’s quirky, offbeat style has become synonymous with geek culture. Len is behind the online viral art projects Monster By Mail, 50 vs 50 and FlipFace. Along with designing a variety of card games, Len has illustrated several books including “There’s A Zombie In My Treehouse” by John “Widgett” Robinson and Ken Plume, “Silly Rhymes For Belligerent Children” written by MST3K/Cinematic Titanic’s Trace Beaulieu and “Super Powered Revenge Christmas” a graphic novel with Bill Corbett of Rifftrax. His new graphic novel series, Exterminite, with Mikey Neumann and Kris Straub is slated to arrive Fall of 2014. Len is the resident artist every Friday for Tom Merritt’s Daily Tech News Show where he draws an original piece while the show is being recorded. His work has appeared on CNN.com, The New Yorker and at gallery exhibitions in Chicago, Cleveland, New York and San Diego Comic Con. Len was also listed as one of the Top 100 Geeks To Follow on Twitter by Wired Magazine.

Len has also been podcasting for over a decade. He produces a show called Jawbone Radio with his wife Nora, records his Geek A Week podcast on a semi-regular basis and is the co-host of Creature Geek, an SFX/makeup podcast, with Frank Ippolito.

Len resides in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio with his wife of over 20 years, Nora. Together they have raised (and continue raising) their seven children. He is a hirable art gun and you can ask him to work on your next project. He promises to be really super easy to work with.

My Work

Here are a few projects (new and old) that you may like to know about.

  • Exterminite

    Exterminite is a new graphic novel I am working on with Mike Neumann (Borderlands) and Kris Straub (Broodhollow). Additional coloring by Tim Switalski. You can find out more about Exterminite here.

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  • Super Powered Revenge Christmas

    Super-Powered Revenge Christmas is a graphic novel using classic Christmas characters as the basis for an assembled superteam who fight off a conspiracy of powerful holiday villains. It is written by Bill Corbett (MST3K/Rifftrax) and was funded through the kind contributions of many Kickstarter backers. It was the first graphic novel I ever worked on. You can […]

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  • TenState

    TenState is a Kickstarter funded comic written by Tom Merritt (Sword and Laser/Daily Tech News Show). You can pick up the first five issues as a graphic novel at my online store. Or support the ongoing creation of the comic on Patreon.

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  • Monster by Mail

    In 2007, I started drawing and selling monster drawings to pay for the birth of my daughter.  I sold over 700 monsters for people all over the world and have created a ton more speed drawing videos of the process.  I still draw monsters if anyone wants them. I also have brought guest artists to […]

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  • FlipFace

    Are you looking for a new face for your social media presence?  Don’t want to use any real photos of yourself? Choose me to draw you as a Flipface! I consider these to be disposable pieces of art, something you can switch out quickly and add a little flair to your profile page.

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  • Geek a Week

    Geek A Week was a one year art challenge started in March 2010 to attempt to connect with 52 influential geeks from different disciplines (art, movies, TV, computing, science). A trading card portrait complete with stats was created each week for the featured geek.  By actually connecting with each geek, it completed the requirements for the […]

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  • Silly Rhymes For Belligerent Children

    Trace Beaulieu (MST3K/Cinematic Titanic) literally tapped me on the shoulder and asked me if I wanted to work on a book with him.  Being a card carrying member of the MST3K fan club, I couldn’t resist.  The result was this wonderfully creepy tome with nods to Dr. Suess, Shel Silverstein, Tim Burton and more.

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  • Guardians Fan Art

    Like everyone else, I loved Guardians of the Galaxy. So I went ahead and did some fan art of some of the characters.  You can pick up a the whole art pack at my online store.

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  • D & D Commissions

    Let me draw your D&D or RPG character. Check out a sampling of recent commissions. You can order these commissions at my online store.

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Blog

Superheroes + Christmas = FUN
October 18, 2014

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My new comic book SUPER-POWERED REVENGE CHRISTMAS wants you to read it!  Available in all sorts of newfangled ways HERE:

SUPER-POWERED REVENGE CHRISTMAS

People have really been enjoying it, and I am very grateful (and relieved). 

You are a people, you may enjoy it too! 

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The more I see of Len Peralta's artwork, the luckier I feel that he did Super-Powered Revenge Christmas with me.

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Another new project!  I’ve started doing these little…
October 17, 2014


Another new project!  I’ve started doing these little vignettes called UN-imations with my friend @hallublin. They are short improvisational videos where Hal is given a name as a starting point, and then improvises a voice. From that, Hal sends me the file and I have 15 minutes or so to create an original character. They are still works in progress and hopefully interesting to watch. If you love them, let us know and we’ll make more!  Here is one we created yesterday with the name Abrigrastor Findelton.

Incidentally, the names came from my #140Characters project that I started and stopped a few years ago. So if the names sound familiar, that’s probably why.

EXTERMINITE #1: Now available for pre-order
October 16, 2014
EXTERMINITE #1: Now available for pre-order:

So this is pretty cool.  The comic I’ve been talking about all summer finally has a real release date: October 29th.  Which coincidentally also happens to be my birthday.  This was all fortuitous and not planned, but I shall take advantage of it anyway.  Please buy my new comic as a birthday gift to me.   At the time of this writing, pre-orders have put us at #2 in the Kindle store in the Fantasy category and #25 in the category of Fantasy Graphic Novels.  That’s #25 is in Books as in real BOOKS with a capital B, and we are releasing digitally only for now.  With enough steam, we could actually break into the Top 100 of real comics. You know, like against the big two. THIS IS HUGE for an indie book like ourselves.

Not to be outdone, my other graphic novel with Bill Corbett is #5 in the Kindle store in the category Seasonal. Not too shabby.  

Please take a second to support my art and the wonderful writing by Mikey Neumann and lettering by Kris Straub and coloring by Tim Switalski and pre-order our new book today.  

So in the past 2 years, I’ve gone from having no comics to actually having some comics that it seems like people want to buy.  THIS IS ALSO HUGE. Especially for an old guy like me, A late bloomer you might say.

Thank you for all your support. And thank you in advance for the great birthday gift.  :)

My comic book SUPER-POWERED REVENGE CHRISTMAS is available NOW!
October 9, 2014
My comic book SUPER-POWERED REVENGE CHRISTMAS is available NOW!:

The book I worked on with Bill Corbett is now for sale!  GO NOW AND PURCHASE IT!

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I am thrilled to announce that my comic book SUPER-POWERED REVENGE CHRISTMAS is now available!

Written by me and illustrated by the awesome Len Peralta, SUPER-POWERED REVENGE CHRISTMAS features the icons of pop-culture Christmas doing battle as superheroes and supervillains. It is mostly a…

So there’s a new social media site in town called Ello….
October 1, 2014




So there’s a new social media site in town called Ello.  It’s growing by leaps and bounds because it’s ad-free and (alledgedly) won’t be like Twitter and Facebook.  When I started using it, I was just doing all the same stuff on it as I was all my other social, which is basically telling people to go here and there and buy my stuff, etc. etc.

I saw artist Kris Straub’s Ello feed and I loved what he was doing with it.  It was unlike anything else he was doing and it was very refreshing. There’s no need to keep cross-posting messages over and over.  You become what Ello defines as “noise”. And I don’t want to become that annoying noise.

So I decided to start doing something called "Illustrated Updates". I’ll troll around Twitter, FB, G+, Instrgram and other places to find funny, short, updates and draw a small black and white image of it.  I did one based on a  tweet from ashleyesqueda and another from an Instagram update by  Shannon Morse. I don’t know if I’ll be able to sustain it.  But it’s something different to curate and that’s all that’s important to me right now.

If you’re on Ello, here’s my feed.

Oh, and hire me for something. I need the work!

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