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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.

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 it's more overt (''Black Cherry'' or ''Iron West'', for example).

His works include:

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

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

'''Live Action Television'''
* ''Push, Nevada'' (as Consulting Producer)

'''Web Comics'''
* ''Webcomic/{{Ratfist}}''
* ''Bigfoot for Hire'' (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)
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'''Music'''
* Doug was a member of the short-lived, mostly-a capella band Truck.
* He's contributed artwork to albums by:
** DanielAmos
** FiveIronFrenzy

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!!Tropes common in Doug [=TenNapel=]'s works include:
* AntiHero: If his protagonists aren't kids or incredibly na´ve, chances are they'll be morally ambiguous.
%%* 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.
** "Ripoff!" is frequently shouted used a joke in his works.
** References to Literature/TheBible are pretty common.
%%* IdiotHero
%%* KidHero
%%* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
%%* NinjaPirateZombieRobot
%%* NoodlePeople
* OldShame: [=TenNapel=] originally wanted 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. He eventually stated that he would be interested in revisiting Jim, but the rights are a tangled mess, and he likely wouldn't have the creative control needed to avoid the {{Executive Meddling}} that caused the above issues.
%%* 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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