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Creature Techby Doug TenNapel
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Good battles Evil, and the world hangs in the balance!
Resurrected by the Shroud of Turin, the zombified Dr. Jameson intends to finish what he started 150 years ago — destroying the earth with a giant space eel. Standing in his way is Dr. Ong, a would-be pastor turned scientist who now works in a government research facility infamously known as "Creature Tech." Aided by an unlikely cast of rednecks, symbiotic aliens, and a CIA-trained mantid, Dr. Ong embarks on a journey of faith, love, and self-discovery. All in a day's work at Creature Tech!
"If this sounds like some overactive big-critter horror movie a' la The Blob — hey, those flicks should ever be this good! Graphic novelist TenNapel has already won an Eisner award (the comics equivalent of sf's Hugo and mystery's Edgar), and his goofy, kinetic style (quite reminiscent of Will Eisner's) makes a winner out of this crazed romp." Ray Olson, Booklist
"Simply put, Creature Tech is the best American animated film since The Iron Giant....I know it's a graphic novel — but when you read this thing, there?s no doubt what it is. It?s a movie that just happens to be in print. It?s the complete storyboard, every frame, of something that would blow people?s minds....Every panel is worth looking at. Every character is worth spending time with." Moriarty, Ain't It Cool News
"[A]n oddball story that mixe[s] parts of Doctor Seuss with bits from B-movies of the 1950s and episodes of The X-Files into one slick package. TenNapel's madcap art straddles the line between serious characterization and insane images leading to serious destruction, crazy action sequences, and genre spoofs." Augie De Blieck Jr., "Pipeline," ComicBookResources.com
"TenNapel may be Generation X's answer to Dr. Seuss." People Magazine
"I'm totally blown away by TenNapel's art and soul. Creature Tech is a beautiful, over the top, spiritual tale full of everything I love: monsters, monsters, and monsters!" Rob Schrab, creator of SCUD and Robot Bastard
"Creature Tech has everything you could possibly want in a graphic novel....Best of all, every page is a work of art. Doug TenNapel is brilliant!" Linda Simensky, Cartoon Network
Renowned for creating the award winning video game, toy line, and TV show Earthworm Jim, Doug has, this time around, produced an outrageously adventurous graphic novel that subtly examines the interplay between science, religion and family. Come witness farm-town America, where the ghost of an evil sorcerer uses the Shroud of Turin to resurrect a giant space eel in an attempt to destroy the world. And the only thing standing in his way is an atheist with an alien strapped to his chest — no, really! Beautifully rendered, this is a concept that only Doug TenNapel could pull off.
About the Author
Eisner Award winner Doug TenNapel grew up in the town of Denair, an outskirt of Turlock, boasting just 3,000 occupants. The creator of Earthworm Jim, The Neverhood, and GEAR, he writes, paints, and develops TV shows for fun and profit. Doug lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Angie, and their new baby girl, Ahmi.
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