I became aware of Len about a year and a half ago, thanks to the wonderful musicians who are part of the Song Fu/ TMA/ DFTBA/ SpinTunes crowd. I knew that he had done some illustrations for Jonathan Coulton and that he had these projects called FlipFace and Monster By Mail, but I never really cared enough to pay close attention to his work.
And then w00tstock started, where he had designed the posters. I had also begun to notice album covers designed by him and became completely impressed with Len’s work when he started the Geek A Week trading card series. He is also a very accomplished book illustrator.
I think my reasons for being impressed with Geek a Week, and Len as a result, may not be why most people become fans of the series and Len. Sure, it’s cool seeing some of my favourite fellow geeks wonderfully illustrated, in an over the top fashion, accompanied by funny cardbacks and interesting podcasts. But seeing some of my favourite geeks isn’t what impressed me as I’m not really a “fan person”. What impressed me was the quality of his work and the time Len devoted to this project. Most of all, Len impressed me with his work ethic, drive and determination. As someone who has been doing something quite similar for almost 3 years now and coming up 2 years on this website, I know just how much work goes into this sort of feature.
This last week, Len finished up his Geek a Week series… well kinda. There are a few more special features to come. He wrote a blog, sharing how this journey has been for him. Click the clip on the left to read this blog.
Because of Len’s undeniable talent and work ethic, it is with my great pleasure to feature him here on Geeky Pleasures.
Below you will find his bio, some of his art and links to various places you can find him and his work. Also, don’t forget to tune into the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show, this Friday, March 4, 2011 at 7 pm PT/ 10 pm ET/ 3 am GMT, as Len sits down with me for a live interview/ co-host on The Force 925.
Find Len at the following: