If sports stars get their own trading cards, why not the best and the brightest of the geek elite?
For a personal art project originally started in March 2010, artist Len Peralta challenged himself to see if he could contact 52 different geeks for 52 weeks, then interview them and draw them as trading cards he named Geek-A-Week. He succeeded. Now he's on a Kickstarter quest to raise funds for a whole new 52-card Geek-A-Week set sporting a new design.
"I call Geek-A-Week a multimedia art project because you can enter it from a lot of different avenues," Peralta told Crave. "You can just admire the project from an artistic standpoint and just enjoy the art. There are podcasts that go along with most of the cards, so you can listen in and then find the art. Or you can find the project just because you are a fan of someone I've drawn and then be pulled into the project that way." … Read more