Doug TenNapel (sometimes credited as Douglas TenNapel) is the creator of Earthworm Jim. His official site is TenNapel.com.
Doug TenNapel has worked as a comic book artist, animator, video game developer and film director. He has created many stories and characters over the years.
The full list with descriptions and links of where to get them, is on the Comic book page of Doug TenNapel's site.
Nnewts is a once a week webcomic. It is currently on hiatus and being made into a graphic novel.
Ratfist was updated daily and ran from 2011 to 2012. It eventually got published as an independent graphic novel by Image Comics, with additional pages to the story that were not available on-line.
His graphic novels Cardboard, Creature Tech, Ghostopolis and Monster Zoo have all been optioned to be made into film adaptations.
In July of 2005 Catscratch was released under Nick Studios. It revolved around the adventures of three millionaire cats who had inherited a mansion, butler and fortune from their deceased owner. Mr. Blik, Gordon and the newt-loving Waffle. It was based loosely on GEAR.
Sockbaby: an independent action film with the team of Westhavenbrook. Sockbaby was co-written with John Soares who played the character Ronnie Cordova in the film.
In 2008 Sockbaby 4 (Sockb4by) was released featuring Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pans Labyrinth), Jon Heder and Dan heder (Napoleon Dynamite).
In 2009 Doug worked with Westhavenbrook on the US internet TV series of Go Sukashi - a character created by Nakagawa shokotan.
Some of his early influences included the classic 1940's Warner Bros flicks and Krazy Kat - a newspaper comic created by Comic book artist George Herriman. TenNapel's first jobs included freelance illustration, mural making and work for animation companies. One of his first industry jobs was as an animator on The Attack of the Giant Killer Tomatoes. He worked on various video games before developing Earthworm Jim at Shiny Entertainment. These included Jurassic Park, Technoclash, The Ren & Stimpy Show: Stimpy's Invention and Walt Disney's The Jungle Book.
After working on Earthworm Jim and Earthworm Jim 2 he formed his own company called The Neverhood which was funded by Dreamworks Interactive.
The Neverhood video game was made with stop-motion animation using clay modelling and latex puppet techniques. It had a sequel Skullmonkeys in 1998. These were later followed by a 3d fighting game called Boombots which was not as successful.
After The Neverhood ceased to exist as a company Doug moved on to tackle new projects.
He created Project Geeker. Project Geeker was a little known futuristic cartoon show that was cancelled only after its first season. It was co written by Doug Langdale.
He wrote the script for a movie called Mothman after being hired to illustrate a book of urban legends. One of his tasks was to create a Mothman based on the tale in the book. The film was never completed. The Mothman puppet he made for it appears in Sockbaby.
Doug published Gear in 1998 which was published by Fireman press.
He also created Goodie Bear - a mascot for a coffee shop in Tokyo. The tag line for the character was "The smallest bear". Goodie Bear was a tiny little bear who lived in a broken coffee cup with a ladybird. Doug created artwork for the Goodie Bear cafe and created picture books about the character.