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18th Jan '13 8:52:25 PM EarlOfSandvich
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Doug [=TenNapel=] is a writer and cartoonist best known for creating ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'', although his work definitely isn't limited to video games. The man has been involved in a wide variety of mediums, and has just recently started dabbling in web comics.

A Doug [=TenNapel=] title is very easy to spot due to his love both of monsters and of utterly-insane character designs.

[=TenNapel=] is a devout Christian and often includes religious themes in his works. Sometimes its subtle (such as ''Monster Zoo''), sometimes its more overt (''Black Cherry'' or ''Iron West'', for example).

Still, talk is cheap, as they say. It's easy to just say he's helmed a lot of projects. As proof of our claim, allow us to present you with this here list:

[[index]]
'''Video Games'''
* ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''
* ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood'' (and its sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Skullmonkeys}}'')

'''Comics'''
* ''ComicBook/{{Gear}}''
* ''CreatureTech''
* ''Tommysaurus Rex''
* ''SolomonFix''
* ''EarthboyJacobus''
* ''Flink''
* ''IronWest''
* ''ComicBook/BlackCherry''
* ''MonsterZoo''
* ''Power Up''
* ''{{Ghostopolis}}''
* ''BadIsland''
* ''{{Cardboard}}''

'''Live Action Television'''
* ''Push, Nevada'' -- Didn't create it, but ''did'' act as Consulting Producer.

'''Web Comics'''
* ''Webcomic/{{Ratfist}}''
* ''Bigfoot for Hire'' (sadly cancelled)
* ''Nnewts''

'''Web Original'''
* ''{{Sockbaby}}''
* ''GoSukashi''
* ''TheDangerElement''
* ''Briefs'' [[spoiler: ([[RealTrailerFakeMovie sort of]])]]

'''Western Animation'''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}'' (loosely adapted from ''Gear'')
* ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' (based off of the game series)
* ''WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeKeR''
* ''Ape Escape'' (shorts based off of the Playstation game series)
[[/index]]

'''Music'''
* Doug was a member of the short-lived, mostly-a capella band Truck.
* He's contributed artwork to albums by:
** DanielAmos
** FiveIronFrenzy

!!Tropes common in his works
* AntiHero: If his protagonists aren't idiot heroes or kid heroes, chances are they'll be this.
* CloudCuckooLander
* CreatorThumbprint:
** Besides the monsters, he frequently works in at least one scene with a cat.
** The final page in a lot of his comics is done as a silhouette
** Also, "ripoff!"
** Also, references to Literature/TheBible are pretty common.
* HiddenDepths
* HypocriticalHumor
* IdiotHero
* KidHero
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot
* NoodlePeople
* OldShame: [=TenNapel=] wants nothing to do with ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' (the video game and the cartoon it's based on). The video game didn't come out the way he wanted it, and the cartoon (despite being very funny and very memorable for a lot of people whose childhood was between 1989 and 1999) was just a cheap tie-in for the video games.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent / OurMonstersAreWeird
* UnfazedEveryman: A good deal of his characters adjust to the otherworldly madness [=TenNapel=] puts them through fairly quickly.
* WidgetSeries: Every one of his stories.
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Doug [=TenNapel=] is a writer and cartoonist best known for creating ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'', although his work definitely isn't limited to video games. The man has been involved in a wide variety of mediums, and has just recently started dabbling in web comics.

A Doug [=TenNapel=] title is very easy to spot due to his love both of monsters and of utterly-insane character designs.

[=TenNapel=] is a devout Christian and often includes religious themes in his works. Sometimes its subtle (such as ''Monster Zoo''), sometimes its more overt (''Black Cherry'' or ''Iron West'', for example).

Still, talk is cheap, as they say. It's easy to just say he's helmed a lot of projects. As proof of our claim, allow us to present you with this here list:

[[index]]
'''Video Games'''
* ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''
* ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood'' (and its sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Skullmonkeys}}'')

'''Comics'''
* ''ComicBook/{{Gear}}''
* ''CreatureTech''
* ''Tommysaurus Rex''
* ''SolomonFix''
* ''EarthboyJacobus''
* ''Flink''
* ''IronWest''
* ''ComicBook/BlackCherry''
* ''MonsterZoo''
* ''Power Up''
* ''{{Ghostopolis}}''
* ''BadIsland''
* ''{{Cardboard}}''

'''Live Action Television'''
* ''Push, Nevada'' -- Didn't create it, but ''did'' act as Consulting Producer.

'''Web Comics'''
* ''Webcomic/{{Ratfist}}''
* ''Bigfoot for Hire'' (sadly cancelled)
* ''Nnewts''

'''Web Original'''
* ''{{Sockbaby}}''
* ''GoSukashi''
* ''TheDangerElement''
* ''Briefs'' [[spoiler: ([[RealTrailerFakeMovie sort of]])]]

'''Western Animation'''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}'' (loosely adapted from ''Gear'')
* ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' (based off of the game series)
* ''WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeKeR''
* ''Ape Escape'' (shorts based off of the Playstation game series)
[[/index]]

'''Music'''
* Doug was a member of the short-lived, mostly-a capella band Truck.
* He's contributed artwork to albums by:
** DanielAmos
** FiveIronFrenzy

!!Tropes common in his works
* AntiHero: If his protagonists aren't idiot heroes or kid heroes, chances are they'll be this.
* CloudCuckooLander
* CreatorThumbprint:
** Besides the monsters, he frequently works in at least one scene with a cat.
** The final page in a lot of his comics is done as a silhouette
** Also, "ripoff!"
** Also, references to Literature/TheBible are pretty common.
* HiddenDepths
* HypocriticalHumor
* IdiotHero
* KidHero
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot
* NoodlePeople
* OldShame: [=TenNapel=] wants nothing to do with ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' (the video game and the cartoon it's based on). The video game didn't come out the way he wanted it, and the cartoon (despite being very funny and very memorable for a lot of people whose childhood was between 1989 and 1999) was just a cheap tie-in for the video games.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent / OurMonstersAreWeird
* UnfazedEveryman: A good deal of his characters adjust to the otherworldly madness [=TenNapel=] puts them through fairly quickly.
* WidgetSeries: Every one of his stories.
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13th Jan '13 8:46:00 AM MisterMyst
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* ''BlackCherry''

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* ''BlackCherry''''ComicBook/BlackCherry''
6th Dec '12 6:10:18 PM Prfnoff
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* ''{{Gear}}''

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* ''{{Gear}}''''ComicBook/{{Gear}}''
29th Nov '12 9:02:07 PM Prfnoff
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* ''TheNeverhood'' (and its sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Skullmonkeys}}'')

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* ''TheNeverhood'' ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood'' (and its sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Skullmonkeys}}'')
27th Nov '12 3:34:14 PM nombretomado
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* OldShame: [=TenNapel=] wants nothing to do with ''EarthwormJim'' (the video game and the cartoon it's based on). The video game didn't come out the way he wanted it, and the cartoon (despite being very funny and very memorable for a lot of people whose childhood was between 1989 and 1999) was just a cheap tie-in for the video games.

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* OldShame: [=TenNapel=] wants nothing to do with ''EarthwormJim'' ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' (the video game and the cartoon it's based on). The video game didn't come out the way he wanted it, and the cartoon (despite being very funny and very memorable for a lot of people whose childhood was between 1989 and 1999) was just a cheap tie-in for the video games.
1st Nov '12 10:43:55 AM biscuitsngravy
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*OldShame: [=TenNapel=] wants nothing to do with ''EarthwormJim'' (the video game and the cartoon it's based on). The video game didn't come out the way he wanted it, and the cartoon (despite being very funny and very memorable for a lot of people whose childhood was between 1989 and 1999) was just a cheap tie-in for the video games.
29th Sep '12 10:54:01 AM Prfnoff
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* ''TheNeverhood'' (and its sequel, ''Skullmonkeys'')

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* ''TheNeverhood'' (and its sequel, ''Skullmonkeys'')
''VideoGame/{{Skullmonkeys}}'')
11th Sep '12 5:37:18 PM tesseract732
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* ''Cardboard''

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* ''Cardboard''
''{{Cardboard}}''
25th Aug '12 6:50:13 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* ''Nnewts''
15th Aug '12 9:54:56 PM MisterMyst
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'''Live Action Television'''
* ''Push, Nevada'' -- Didn't create it, but ''did'' act as Consulting Producer.
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