Episode 153 – The Len Peralta Interview (kickstarted)


On this episode of Comics Coast To Coast we welcome back Len Peralta, the creator of millions of projects which you can find here. to talk comics, shop and kid supported projects.

About Len Peralta: (source: http://www.lenperalta.com/about/)

My name is Len Peralta and I am an Internet cartoonist.

I believe in many things. Ghosts. Elves. Bigfoot. But most of all, I believe in
making art affordable for everyone.

I’ve been very fortunate to do some interesting illustrations. I’ve drawn princes throwing up. I’ve drawn Internet rock stars dressed up in skin-tight catsuits. I have illustrated a few books. I’ve drawn art for a card game about medical malpractice. Even the New Yorker has shown off my stuff.

I’ve drawn hoboes and molemen and superheroes and video game characters. You know, all the stuff that would end up in the margins of your notebooks in grade school, high school and college. Somehow I’ve managed to eek a living out doing these things. No one is more amazed at this fact than I am.

One of the things I love about what I do is that I can wake up every day and never know what my pencils and art pens will be drawing that day. It’s almost as if they leave my drawing table at night on mad adventures to bring back incredibly geeky booty for me. I love them for that. Even though they are just inanimate objects.

If you like my work, please consider purchasing a piece of art for yourself I will gladly draw you a monster or perhaps even a twisted caricature of yourself. You could even hire me for a bigger project. And yes, while I do like goofy and interesting art, I do draw other things that aren’t geekish and strange. Just ask me.

Thanks for being interested in my work enough to read this. I appreciate all the support and encouragement I have been given about my art. If it wasn’t for your kind words, I’d probably be selling pants to old men.

TOOLS I USE:

2H and 4H Pencils. Watercolors. Faber-Castell Pitt Pens (size B, mostly). Micron pens for details (Size 005, 01, 02 and 03). Prismacolors. Wacom Tablet. Mac G5. I use any kind of cardstock I can find and smooth Bristol board for bigger projects.

website: http://www.lenperalta.com

twitter: http://twitter.com/jawboneradio

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Show Notes:

Our questions for our guest:

  • Bill Corbett
    Super Power Revenge Christmas
    Also, topic: “whatever” – ask Len :PThere’s A Zombie In My Treehouse (Crowd Sourced)

    • Tell us about the successful Kickstarter for the book
    • What’s next on the project?
    • How are you dealing with the mountian of work that lands in your lap after a successful crowd funded project?


    Silly Rhymes For Belligerent Children

    • I haven’t heard of this project. Fill us in!


    Steve Jackson Games

    • How did you get involved with Steve Jackson Games?


    Geek A Week

    • I’ve always thought your Geek-a-Week project was a really cool idea.
      • How did it come about?
      • Was it a one time thing?
      • More geek a week plans?


    Joel’s Entrepreneurial Question

    • You always seem to have one (or twelve) projects on the go…
      • How do you manage your time!?
      • Any tips/thoughts to share with other independent artists who want to do less “big client” work and more sustained personal proejects?
        • (I can elaborate.)

Intro Music: Found on Looperman.com

Follow the guys on Twitter: BrianJoelMatt and Denver

Special thanks: Scott Johnson (http://myextralife.com), Sebastiaan (The Mashup Man) for our Mashups, Nicole Spagnuolo (http://nicolespag.com) and everyone behind the scenes

 

Official Note Taker:
Jocelyn Moffett