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Most of Doug TenNapel's comics are available in good book and comic stores.

Tommysaurus Rex New extended color edition

Tommysaurus Rex - Hardbound Full color extended version

In the tradition of OLD YELLER comes the heartwarming friendship between a boy and his Tyrannosaurus Rex

When Ely's beloved dog, Tommy, is hit by a car, he goes to his grandpa's house for the summer to get his mind off things. While exploring a nearby cave one day he discovers a full-grown but friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex. As the news of the dinosaur grows around town, so does the friendship between Ely and his Jurassic pet. But Randy, the mean kid down the street, decides he's going to make life miserable for Ely and his dinosaur-to devastating effect.

Published by Scholastic Graphix

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Cardboard

Cardboard

When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.

Cam's down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it's the worst present ever. So to make the best of a bad situation, they bend the cardboard into a man-and to their astonishment, it comes magically to life. But the neighborhood bully, Marcus, warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all!

Published by Scholastic Graphix

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Ratfist

Ratfist

Earthworm Jim creator DOUG TENNAPEL is publishing his Webcomic RATFIST, a vigilante-in-tights that satirizes comics, politics, philosophy, and even TENNAPEL himself! Featuring a forward written by MST3K/RiffTraxx’s MICHAEL J. NELSON, and pinups by RYAN OTTLEY, SCOTT KURTZ, CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS and ETHAN NICOLLE!

Published by Image Comics

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Bad Island

Bad Island

Something on this island is up to no good . . .

When Reese is forced to go on a boating trip with his family, the last thing he expects is to be shipwrecked on an island-especially one teeming with weird plants and animals. But what starts out as simply a bad vacation turns into a terrible one, as the castaways must find a way to escape while dodging the island's dangerous inhabitants. With few resources and a mysterious entity on the hunt, each secret unlocked could save them...or spell their doom. One thing Reese knows for sure: This is one Bad Island.

Published by Scholastic Graphix

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Ghostopolis

Ghostopolis

Imagine Garth Hale's surprise when he's accidentally zapped to the spirit world by Frank Gallows, a washed-out ghost wrangler. Suddenly Garth finds he has powers the ghosts don't have, and he's stuck in a world run by the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who would use Garth's newfound abilities to rule the ghostly kingdom. When Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather's ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home, and nearly lose hope until Frank Gallows shows up to fix his mistake.

Published by Scholastic Graphix

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Power Up

Power Up

From the creator of Earthworm Jim, Creature Tech, and Monster Zoo comes the comedic story of Hugh Randolph, a family man down on his luck. He works as a mindless drone at a local printer until he discovers a mysterious video game console that gives him the power to produce endless riches, manipulate his work day, and even cheat death!

Published by Image Comics

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Monster Zoo

Monster Zoo

Earthworm Jim and Cat Scratch creator, Douglas Tennapel, brings his next graphic novel following Iron West and Flink - Monster Zoo! Monster Zoo tells the story of a young boy who discovers his local zoo may be more frightening than he imagined!

Published by Image Comics

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Flink

Flink

A boy survives a plane crash and is rescued by a Bigfoot named Flink. They form a close bond by learning about the loss of each other's family members.

Published by Image Comics

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Black Cherry

Black Cherry

Down-on-his-luck Mafioso, Eddie Paretti is so desperate for cash he's agreed to steal a dead body from his own mob boss! Things only get worse when he discovers the body isn't human! With few options and fewer people he can trust, Eddie calls on the man who raised him, Father McHugh. The priest tells Eddie that the body was stolen from his monastery by the Mafia. Father McHugh is accompanied by a beautiful woman Eddie swears looks just like a stripper he once fell in love with named Black Cherry.

Published by Image Comics

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GEAR

GEAR (In Color)

Four incompetent cats high-jack a Giant Killer Robot! The plans are made, the cats lay in wait, the Robot comes and everything goes el stinko. This book's got everything: robots, harpoon guns, talking cats, gun shots to the head - the whole sha-bang!

Published by Image Comics

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Ironwest

Iron West

Preston Struck is an incompetent outlaw with a heart of fool's gold. He discovers an army of metal men bent on destroying central California. While Struck avoids any form of heroism, he gets a little help from a magical old shaman and his sidekick Sasquatch. Struck is going to need all the help he can get because he's deputized just as the mechanical men have taken over the railroad and are mutating the train into a giant demonic iron monster.

Published by Image Comics

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Earthboy Jacobus

Earthboy Jacobus

Chief Edwards retires from the Modesto Police Department a lonely man. On his way home, he hits a flying whale with his car, opening the beast's mouth to find a boy from a parallel universe named Jacobus. Chief discovers that a society of insect monsters want to kill this boy due to a mysterious virus that grows on his hand. He becomes a father figure to the boy and trains him how to survive insect monsters by becoming a great American ass-kicker.

Published by Image Comics

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Tommysaurus Rex

Tommysaurus Rex

From the creator of Creature Tech comes a story about a boy and his T-Rex. Ely is an everyboy trying to cope with the death of his dog Tommy.
When he finds a live, 40-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex trapped in a cave behind his grandfather's house, Ely embarks on an adventure to tame this seemingly friendly giant, convince the town his new pet isn't a threat and keep his dinosaur safe from the jealous town bully. With Tommysaurus Rex at his side, Ely discovers what it takes to be a man... and what it costs.

Published by Image Comics

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Creature Tech

Creature Tech

Good battles evil, and the world hangs in the balance! Resurrected by the Shroud of Turin, the zombified Dr. Jameson intends to finish what he started 150 years ago - destroying the earth with a giant space eel.

Standing in his way is Dr. Ong, a would-be pastor turned scientist who now works in a government research facility infamously known as "Creature Tech" Aided by an unlikely cast of rednecks, symbiotic aliens, and a CIA-trained mantid, Dr. Ong embarks on a journey of faith, love, and self-discovery. All in a day's work at Creature Tech!

Published by Image Comics

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Dr. Ong

Solomon Fix

This is the comic version of Solomon Fix. Doug self-published these at Kinko's and sold them out of his backpack at the SanDiego comicon.
Solomon Fix

9/11 Vol. 1

Hundreds of comic artists participated in Darkhorse's 9/11 graphic novel tribute that raised money for 9/11 relief. Doug's two pages document how he mourned the night of the murderous disaster.

Doug's pencil rough of a page, and the inked version:
9/11 roughs 9/11 inked

Tommysaurus Rex

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Creature Tech

Creature Tech Creature Tech cover Dr. Jameson Plotting Creature Tech Staff Slug monster Symbiotic Life form Pursuing the lost shroud The Symbiote saving Ong Blue makes some friends The Shroud of Turin Katie sketch Inner panel

Gear

Color version of Gear Color version of Gear Color version of Gear Color version of Gear Gear panel in color Gear #1 Cover Gear original issue covers Gear #3 Cover Gear Cover Waffle and his guppies

Nickelodeon

Catscratch Comic Catscratch Comic

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