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Thomas N. Perkins IV was a full-time designer for Ben 10. He was brought on at the end of Season 1[TP 1] by Dave Johnson as a replacement for his assistant character designer,[DJ 1] and became Character Design Supervisor for Seasons 3 & 4 after Johnson left.[TP 2] He has worked on the later shows such as, Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Omniverse, as a freelance artist for hire.[1] He also has a minor villain named after him, who appeared in the original series.

Designs created

Ben 10

Ben 10: Alien Force

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien

Ben 10: Omniverse

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  • Perkins had thought up a number of story ideas during his time as character designer, such as a successor for Ben[TP 14] (which later became Ken Tennyson) and an idea on how to wrap up the whole series.[TP 15]
  • In 2020 he created designs of Sandbox, Shellhead, and Snakepit based on how he might have drawn them during the run of the original show.


Crew Statements

Tom Perkins

Dave Johnson

Ben 10 Dave Johnson (Art Director; seasons 1-2)Tom Perkins(Art Director; seasons 3-4)Nollan Obena
Ben 10: Alien Force Glen MurakamiGlenn WongEric CaneteChap YaepTom Perkins (freelance)
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Glen MurakamiSteven ChoiNollan Obena (Heroes United)Tom Perkins (freelance)
Ben 10: Omniverse Alex Dilts • Dou Hong • Shakeh Haghnazarian • Jae Hong KimDerrick J. Wyatt • Chap Yaep • Tom Perkins (freelance)Dave Johnson (freelance)
Ben 10 (Reboot) Kelly Turnbull • Kaitrin Snodgrass • Nollan Obena