Alternative Magazine Online has just interviewed graphic novelist Doug TenNapel. As well as discussing his books, they also asked him about some of his earlier classic videogame creations such as Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood. He seemed more than happy to answer too:
"Earthworm Jim is my own love letter to Looney Toons cartoons and Tex Avery shorts from my childhood. I liked Bugs Bunny and Tasmanian Devil's proportions, bulging eyes and exaggerated humanity. My big brother is named Jim. I love the name Jim. I'm a big Jim Kirk lover so it made sense to give my ding bat worm hero that name. "