Creator / Doug TenNapel

Douglas Richard "Doug" TenNapel (born July 10, 1966) is a writer and cartoonist best known for creating Earthworm Jim, 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, creationist, and Biblical literalist who often includes religious themes in his works. Sometimes it's subtle (such as Monster Zoo), while sometimes it's more overt (Black Cherry or Iron West, for example).

His works include:

Video Games


Live Action Film
  • Mothman (abandoned)
  • Patient Seven (co-producer of the segment The Visitant)

Live Action Television
  • Push, Nevada (as Consulting Producer)

Web Comics
  • Ratfist
  • Bigfoot for Hire (cancelled)
  • Nnewts

Web Original

Western Animation

  • Doug was a member of the short-lived, mostly-a capella band Truck.
  • He's contributed artwork to albums by Daniel Amos and Five Iron Frenzy.

Tropes common in Doug TenNapel's works include:

  • Anti-Hero: If his protagonists aren't kids or incredibly naïve, chances are they'll be morally ambiguous.
  • Creator Thumbprint:
    • 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 in his works.
    • References to The Bible are pretty common.
    • Potshots at the Theory of Evolution are liable to appear too, as he doesn't believe on it.

Alternative Title(s): Doug Ten Napel