Doug TenNapel

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

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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

BIO – My Daughter Turned Me into a Father

My daughter is now 6’3″ at sixteen years old. While she spent this weekend in Atlanta playing in a volleyball tournament, I’ll always think of her as the person who has changed me the most. The thought of having kids before one has kids is an intimidating thing. I didn’t feel adequate or complete as … Continue reading BIO – My Daughter Turned Me into a Father

Doug TenNapel BIO 2007: Pitching for Survival

“Doug TenNapel can pitch.” I’ve heard this phrase more than a handful of times and while I don’t take compliments well, I get a little charge every time I hear it, not because I doubt my ability to pitch, but because I know where I came from. I have two qualities that conflict in that … Continue reading Doug TenNapel BIO 2007: Pitching for Survival

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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