Doug TenNapel is a graphic novelist, video game designer and TV show developer
I have always been a fan of Doug’s work ever since I was a kid. He is the creative genius behind Earthworm Jim, a character that became popular enough to have a video game series, animated series, and a toy line. He is also known for creating The Neverhood. A PC point-and-click game that was created using clay and stop motion that later spawned two sequels, Skullmonkeys and Armikrog. He was also the co-creator of a Nickolodeon cartoon called Catscratch. Which includes three cat characters derived from his first graphic novel, Gear.
This blog is where Doug shares his thoughts on the comics industry, writing, pop-culture, as well as his views on philosophy. He is also an advocate for Indiegogo, a crowdfunding site that contains campaigns for charities, start-up businesses, or other entrepreneurial ideas. He uses it himself for promoting his upcoming graphic novels.
The site is very well organized. The black and white background colors work very well. Especially with the images of his artwork blending in with the background. The text is easy to read and cyan was a good choice for highlighting certain elements. The site navigation works fluently.
There is also a link to his Youtube channel where he hosts a podcast and talks about his work, among other topics. He’s had some notable guests on his show and will occasionally communicate with fans through this and his other social media accounts that people can follow. Doug TenNapel likes to encourage young artists to pursue their dreams and get their work out there for the world to see, no matter how weird it is. That’s why I like him.