The underground artist will be visiting Desert Island 2/26.


Buddy Cliff tipped me off to this event Friday night in the Borough of Kings, so if you’re in the NYC vicinity, go, man, go!

Here’s the dope, from the Facebook event page:

One of our all-time favorite artists is coming to help us celebrate eight years of Desert Island! Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis, aka Kaz, was a frequent contributor to the comic anthologies Raw and Weirdo, and has a huge new book with all of his great Underworld strips.

In addition to his career as an Emmy-winning writer for animation (Cartoon Network’s Camp Lazlo, Disney’s Phineas and Ferb, and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants), Kaz has been unleashing his id and corrupting generations with his Harvey-nominated weekly Underworld comic strip since 1992. Underworld hilariously depicts sordid doings in a surreal city, stuffed with almost-parodies of famous comic-strip characters, a healthy dose of cigarette-smoking cats, cute little saccharin-cuddly creatures, media-damaged kids, and much more — all destined for a sardonic smashing in typically acerbic Kaz fashion. Kaz’s strip runs in many American alternative weeklies such as the New York Press and the SF Bay Guardian. The Underworld: From Hoboken to Hollywood will be the first-ever omnibus collection of the very best of the strip’s 23-year run, with annotations, photos, and other surprises from the author (along with a foreword by Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell).

The signing is at 7 p.m. at Desert Island, 540 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn. Click here for more info.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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