https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tennapel/make-100-doug-tennapel-original-watercolor-inks/ Click the link to check out my new Kickstarter. I’m putting together a bunch of original watercolors for fans of my work. I get it if you feel bothered by Kickstarter posts, not everyone is into them, but at the least I hope you enjoy looking at these tiny watercolor paintings.
I’ve been lecturing on story for over twenty years. That doesn’t make me good at story because I’ve seen many people who have lectured on story for over twenty years who don’t know what they’re talking about. But one thing I can say about my story-telling thoughts is that they work… and that they are… More Doug TenNapel’s Unifying Theory of Everything; Beginning Middle and End
The weird thing about making something isn’t when it’s done. Once I get my head around a story it’s not mysterious any more. The characters, locations and plot exist and it stops being scary any more. The knot in my gut goes from “What is this going to be?” to “How am I going to… More The Why of Story (and why you should care)
The Beloved Mrs. TenNapel and I put off having kids for ten years after we got married and that means one thing… get some cats! We went to a rescue shelter and they were holding a black cat from being adopted out because it was around Halloween. But when we asked specifically for a black… More BIO Doug TenNapel 1996- The Best Cat Ever
It is a stereotype that the artist works alone. While we do spend a lot of time alone in a studio with only the beat of the ceiling fan to keep us company, we also need other people. Consider the classic loners from Van Gogh to Robin Williams, they wouldn’t have made it into the… More A Friend of the Arts
As I ink this new graphic novel, my mind wanders to how I need to reorganize the backyard. Don’t get the wrong picture of me, I’m about as adept at backyard work as I am at flying a plane, but I do large, physical projects to pretend to be a functioning adult. Last summer I… More Planning a Koi Pond
It was the summer before the 6th grade when I finally got to see the original Star Wars in 1977. I remember seeing the commercials for that movie on my little black and white TV and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. There was no cinematic vocabulary to even describe Star Wars because there… More The Force Awakens, Earthworm Jim and Fleetwood Mac
It’s a new year and that means anything can happen. It could be wonderful or a complete disaster, but part of the adventure is finding out. I love the future more than the past because there isn’t much to wonder about back there. I did that. But the future! Who knows?! There could be dragons,… More Happy New Year (2018)!