Recommended Graphic Novelist: Doug TenNapel

By Peter

If you like quirky, you should check out the works of Doug TenNapel. He’s done work for both adults and kids. I particularly like Tommysaurus Rex, about a dog who is run over and is reincarnated as a tyrannosaurus rex. There‚Äôs a fairly cliched bully-driven plot that takes a very unexpected twist. Also, Ghostopolis is a good one for kids, about a boy who inadvertently ends up in the afterlife without dying. TenNapel’s work always has a strange quality to it that makes me ever so slightly uncomfortable, but he still manages to be appropriate for kids.

His quirkiest yet is his new webcomic Ratfist. It starts off a superhero parody, but then takes a left turn into the bizarre.