About Len

Len Peralta’s quirky, offbeat style has become synonymous with geek culture.  You can find his art in comic books, card games, t-shirts, posters and all over social media. Along with working on projects with companies like Discovery Channel, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and Noggin, 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 was listed as a hot property for Hollywood to adapt. 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

I felt I needed to draw this because of the return of one of my…
July 24, 2015


I felt I needed to draw this because of the return of one of my all-time favorite comic strips, Bloom County, has made me feel exactly this way.  (To be clear, I’m more Opus than Steve Dallas in this instance.)  I can’t believe I am reading brand new Bloom County strips on a semi-daily basis.  Also, as I was sketching this out, I realized how much BC and Berke Breathed have influenced my style as an illustrator.  I use a lot of the same techniques that I learned from drawing Bloom County strips as a kid in my pieces today. Thanks Mr. Breathed for coming back. You’ve made this old fan very happy indeed.

Believe it or not, this is my first piece of Ghostbusters fan…
July 22, 2015


Believe it or not, this is my first piece of Ghostbusters fan art.

Afternoon sketch of Hellboy


Afternoon sketch of Hellboy

Afternoon drawing of Iron Patriot by request.
July 21, 2015


Afternoon drawing of Iron Patriot by request.

A morning drawing of one my favorite bands, The Aquabats.


A morning drawing of one my favorite bands, The Aquabats.

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