Earthworm Jim is a character created by Doug TenNapel.
Earthworm Jim found it's first ever origins in 1994 as a video game by David Perry's newly founded Shiny Entertainment.
Shiny began as a team of very talented and skilled artists, illustrators, animators and programmers who had come from various development and animation backgrounds.
To prove his creative worth Doug TenNapel was asked to create a main character for their first game. A series of sketches later produced exactly what they were looking for; a quirky original character, that could fight, sing and even skip with his stretchy body. Earthworm Jim.
The video game won much acclaim and respect and a sequel was developed afterwards along with a TV Show and Toy line.
For in-depth information about Earthworm Jim and how the franchise developed read the History and Information section of the site.
My name is Katherine Garner and I am an Illustrator and comic book colourist.
I started this Earthworm Jim fansite back in 1998 as a small artistic tribute after playing Earthworm one and two in 1997. I was a little late to the fandom, but I got hooked anyway. Art is important to me. It was the part of the original video games that I was most interested in, and a way to express what I liked about it, so I focused on posting fan art. I kept on building and updating the site with articles and media over the years.
The biggest change was renaming it - It used to be called "Lemm's Earthworm Jim fansite". In 2007 I got rocketworm.com, and renamed it "Rocket Worm!".
By and by I found out who Earthworm Jim had been created by. I found out that he was a very good comic book artist aside from everything else he did.
So around 2002 I decided to contact Doug TenNapel, and found myself helping him on various things ever since. It was pretty surreal and awesome to be able to help the creator of Earthworm Jim out. Even more awesome to be able to call him a good friend.
Sometime back in 2007 he gave me the chance to learn the ropes as a comic book colourist on the re-print of "Gear" and I have coloured his graphic novels "Gear", "Ghostopolis", "Bad Island", "Ratfist", "Nnewts" and "Tommysaurus Rex".
I have learned many different skills and met many wonderful people who I would never have encountered had I not made this site sixteen years ago. I hope that people have found it useful for what it has to offer. I had fun making it.