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New webcomic Ratfist getting attention

Graphic novelist Doug TenNapel has started a webcomic (or web graphic novel) called Ratfist.

After making 10 graphic novels I thought it would be a good time to try the medium of the on-line comic. I?ve watched Ethan Nicolle tear the internet apart with AXECOP for the last year and he makes it look so easy.

It?s been a while since I goofed around with the dorky hero genre of Earthworm Jim, and I wanted to return to that world and those fans to give them a modern take on absurdist humour.

It’s gaining attention from larger media. USAToday’s writer Whitney Matheson mentioned it on it Monday.

I’m enjoying the artwork. Interesting to see where Doug takes this.

Community Comments

#1 David Reddick
January/19/2011
@ 12:11 pm

omg I love RatFist. I happened upon it last week. It has an Earthworm Jim/Tick/Megaton Man vibe. It’s definitely worth checking out. Go, Doug!

#2 qbauer
January/19/2011
@ 12:31 pm

Doug’s output of great work is just amazing. The guy completes about two graphic novels a year of high quality, amazingly creative stuff. On top of that, he’s had his hands in all kinds of projects, from multiple film options, to original television and animated series, to video games, claymation; the guy is one of the most under-the-radar comics creators out there and can’t deserve enough recognition for adding a lot to the medium. And like most creators with immense talent, he is also incredibly humble. He doesn’t shout his accolades from a mountain top, or lord his accomplishments over others.

I can’t wait for Ratfist to develop. Doug’s got a great gift for telling deep and truthful stories wrapped in absurdist humor; and although Ratfist looks to be paying homage to the older Earthworm Jim work, I have a feeling there will be a lot going on under the hood as the work progresses.

#3 Dave Stephens
January/19/2011
@ 12:43 pm

Doug is one of the all time greats – great to know he’s doing a webcomic!!

#4 Jim Kohl
January/19/2011
@ 2:33 pm

Doug is incredible. I love that he’s tapped into a childhood memory to ignite RatFist.

Great stuff so far. I look forward to it daily.

#5 JeremyM
January/20/2011
@ 11:25 pm

Doug does amazing work! I can’t believe that they are able to produce such high quality work every weekday!
Its truly amazing!

#6 Michael Thorne
January/21/2011
@ 8:02 pm

Wow, just read through this, I love it! can’t wait to see more.

#7 Alan Ryan
January/25/2011
@ 7:55 am

The first time I saw this I had no idea who Doug Tennapel was, but I was hooked after one page. Total ‘Woah’ moment!

#8 Patrick Scullin
January/26/2011
@ 11:35 pm

Great news Doug! I’ve admired your work for so many years. Nicely said qbauer :)

#9 Brian Patterson
January/27/2011
@ 11:24 am

I am a big fan of Doug’s work and I look forward to following his new webcomic. Good stuff.

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