Even if you don’t recognize the name Doug TenNapel, odds are you’ve experienced his work, or know someone who has. The comics and game creator was hailed as a creative powerhouse in the 90s and early aughts (that’s the first decade of the new millennium to you, uh…millennials), and is still going strong. There’s a reason the guy is considered a fountain of quirky juiciness: he’s been telling damn good stories for years, most with a retro flare. His graphic novel Iron West remains one of the more memorable comics I’ve ever read, and playing Earthworm Jim (his brainchild) during my Sega Genesis days was sheer joy.
It’s happened again. Nerd Out With Me has stagnated like so much fetid water, depriving the world of just some really juicy goodness. Choke back your laughter!