I'm sure many of you know who TenNapel is already, but I want to plug him because he's very talented, inspiring, and I've actually learned quite a bit from him.
He's probably best known for Earthworm Jim and maybe The Neverhood game, but I like him for his graphic novels. His characters are full of personality and his stories are usually original and extremely creative. His art style is great and his story telling ability and pacing is excellent. His art style takes some aspects from Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) and some from Mike Mignola (Hellboy.) He also credits Jeff Smith (Bone) as an inspiration. He's also like a million feet tall.
Tutorials and Interviews
Making Comics with Doug TenNapel - Talks about inking, storyboards, etc
Making Digital Comics with Doug TenNapel - Talks more about comic making but with digital methods.
Only a few minutes of the following interview is about Flink (which wasn't my favorite story, personally.) The rest of the interview covers a lot of interesting topics about making comics and telling stories.
Part 01 - Covers a bit of Flink, then his art style, then story telling.
Part 02 - A possible Flink movie, B/W vs. Colour, more about story, artist/writer collaboration, brush type.
Part 03 - Writing/penciling/inking time, pages done per day, his other work, advice for aspiring graphic novelists, final words.
His graphic novels on Amazon
If you like graphic novels or even just imaginative stories and characters, you should just get one of his later books and check it out.
TenNapel on Twitter