Len Peralta’s Geek A Week
The Cleveland-based illustrator started the project by interviewing friends and former colleagues. His first featured geek was musician Jonathan Coulton, who he knew from previous projects.
But as the card collection has grown larger, so have the names.
The latest subject is actor and icon Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher in Star Trek—The Next Generation and Gordie LaChance in the movie Stand By Me. Peralta also has cards under his belt for film director Kevin Smith, earlier known as “Bob” from Jay and Silent Bob, and Morgan Webb, a hostess on G4TV.
With 38 geeks to go in the project, Peralta says to be on the lookout for huge names. He won’t say who he has lined up next, but his ideal candidates are legends like William Shatner, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, George Lucas, Matt Groening, and Weird Al.
“I’m trying my best to just throw a stone out there and see where the ripples lead to,” Peralta says.