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 - since art is important to me, and the part of the original video games that I was most interested in. I kept on adding to and updating it over the years. It used to be called "Lemm's Earthworm Jim fansite". In 2007 I got it rocketworm.com, and renamed it "Rocket Worm!".
I wanted somewhere to put my fan art, link to the abundant list of Earthworm Jim fansites back in the day and updated it on a just for fun basis. That has stayed the same for the last fifteen years.
By and by I found out who Earthworm Jim had been created by, and found out that he was actually a very good comic book artist aside from everything else he did over the years.
Sometime around 2002 I contacted Doug TenNapel, and found myself sorting his website out for the next ten years, so that was pretty surreal and awesome to be able to help the creator of Earthworm Jim out a little. 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 worked on his graphic novels "Gear", "Ghostopolis", "Bad Island", "Ratfist" and "Nnewts".
Obviously it's a hobby site, so it's not paying the bills...and even though people have at times put me down for running what they would call a "nonsense" project, I have learned many different skills and met many wonderful people who I would never have encountered otherwise. And of course I hope that people have found it useful for what it has to offer.