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Doug TenNapel Books

These days, it’s hard for a story teller to get noticed. There is a sea of information and work gets lost in the shuffle. The question isn’t, “How do I make a book?” as much as “Once I make a book how can I get noticed?” Well, in case I haven’t asked for your help yet, tell your friends about my books! Wash, rinse, retweet: http://tennapel.com/comics.html

Thank you!

Doug TenNapel 

Doug TenNapel’s baby newts

Hanging my Hixon Bragg show at Fullerton State U.

How I wrote and Inked Bad Island

Doug TenNapel Book Review

My fans (and critics) might like to know that I read every review of my books that I can find. Even more important is that I listen to what they’re saying.

I always assume that there’s something to learn from every reader, and I don’t see book making as a one way street. It’s a form of communication. I’m not saying that I take a vote on what to make next, but I do like to see what plots and characters bring enjoyment and which ones aren’t coming across as I intended. There’s only one way to understand if I’m making them right, and that’s by listening to my readers.

Original Ratfist Pitch 2

Original Ratfist Pitch 2

Model sketch for Cam, from Cardboard!

Model sketch for Cam, from Cardboard!

Preliminary sketches of Boxer Bill, the first self aware being, made entirely out of a cardboard box! Cardboard is published by Scholastic and available for pre-order. Was that too obvious? 

Preliminary sketches of Boxer Bill, the first self aware being, made entirely out of a cardboard box! Cardboard is published by Scholastic and available for pre-order. Was that too obvious? 

Black Cherry original concept. By the looks of this first image from 2006, the car was going to be named Black Cherry not the stripper.

Black Cherry original concept. By the looks of this first image from 2006, the car was going to be named Black Cherry not the stripper.

Bad Island Thumbnails w/ dialogue written in margins.

Bad Island Thumbnails w/ dialogue written in margins.