Doug TenNapel

Doug TenNapel is a graphic novelist, video game designer and TV show developer.

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BIO – Choosing to be a Graphic Novelist

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. I have a letter written to myself from the 6th grade where I wanted to work as an animator for Walt Disney Studios. I got close by becoming a TV animator for the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes … Continue reading BIO – Choosing to be a Graphic Novelist

BIO – Finding Facebook 2007

I graduated high school and went to Point Loma Nazarene College in 1984. We all knew what college was for, we would train for a job and were promised a higher income because we graduated college. The problem was that I was an art major. Not just any art major, but an art major who … Continue reading BIO – Finding Facebook 2007

BIO – Kickstarter Has Been Good to Me!

In case you haven’t seen it, check out my Kickstarter. I know, I know, you usually ignore these Kickstarter requests. I don’t need your donation as we’re overfunded! But I do want to show of some of my watercolor work!

BIO – a quick look back at my slow career

I remember first seeing cartoons and marveling at what I saw. I knew how to draw but I didn’t know how to make my drawings come alive. I was naturally drawn to animation and probably had the most fun doing little flip books in the corners of my school textbooks. I set a goal to … Continue reading BIO – a quick look back at my slow career

BIO – Writing Earthboy Jacobus

The first graphic novel I ever made was GEAR. Nickelodeon picked it up and we made it into the TV series Catscratch. That seemed easy. My next graphic novel was Creature Tech, a personal, idiosyncratic, strange journey of Dr. Ong, a man with an alien attached to his chest trying to bring him back to … Continue reading BIO – Writing Earthboy Jacobus

About Doug TenNapel
Doug TenNapel

Doug TenNapel is the creator of Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood. Discover more about his work in TV, film and Video Games at the IMDb.

Doug TenNapel’s most recent Graphic Novel is Nnewts.
Teachers and students can find more information about his work at his Scholastic author page.

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