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Doug TenNapel’s GEAR Returns to Print


It’s the 20th anniversary of GEAR, Doug (Earthworm Jim, Ghostopolis) TenNapel’s first graphic novel.  To celebrate, Image issuing a new printing.

Official PR follows:

Writer/artist Doug TenNapel (CREATURE TECH, GhostopolisCardboard) and colorist Katherine Garner (GhostopolisNnewtsTommysaurus Rex) will release a new printing of the full-color graphic novel GEAR this July—just in time for its 20th anniversary.

Four incompetent cats hijack a giant killer robot to change the course of a war between cats, dogs, and insects. But while these three species fight for control of the world, a powerful mechanical being named GEAR arrives to risk his own life to save the lives of good cats.

GEAR was the first graphic novel I ever made, and it’s why I fell in love with the medium,” said TenNapel. “Now with 17 graphic novels under my belt, I’ve yet to capture the raw energy of GEAR in another title. I was on fire back then, and GEAR is still on fire!”

GEAR was the first of Doug’s comic books I read, back when it was published in black and white,” said Garner. “I became a fan of his comic books because of it and never expected to be coloring them in.”

This 20th anniversary edition has it all: an action-packed story with robots, harpoon guns, talking cats, mantis kung fu—plus pin-up art by Rob Schrab and Mike Mignola!

GEAR (Diamond code: APR180538, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0917-3) hits comic book shops Wednesday, July 11th and bookstores Tuesday, July 17th.


  1. It’s too bad that TenNapel is a known transphobic Breitbart contributor, or I’d consider supporting his work again. Sometimes a persons beliefs go too far to look past them, and ‘Breitbart contributor’ is one of the things that describes people I will not support.

  2. *yawn* What a brave and original stand, irrg. Surely none of the other artists you support have ever done anything as heinous as contribute 2 opinion pieces to a conservative blog 8 years ago.

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