Kaz (born Kazimieras Gediminas Prapuolenis, July 31, 1959) is an American cartoonist and illustrator. In the 1980s, after attending New York City's School of the Visual Arts, he was a frequent contributor to the comic anthologies RAW and Weirdo. Since 1992, he has drawn Underworld, an adult-themed syndicated comic strip that appears in many alternative weeklies.Kaz's comics and drawings have appeared in many alternative and mainstream publications including Details, The New Yorker, Nickelodeon Magazine, The Village Voice, East Village Eye, Swank, RAW, Eclipse, N.Y. Rocker, New York Press, Screw and Bridal Guide. He has continued to contribute to comics anthologies such as Zero Zero.Kaz has also worked on several animated television shows including SpongeBob SquarePants, Camp Lazlo, and Phineas and Ferb. He was co-executive producer of Get Blake!.Kaz joined SpongeBob SquarePants as a storyboard director and writer in 2001 during the production of the series' third season. The series went on hiatus after production began on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Shortly before production on the fourth season began in 2004, Kaz was invited by his colleague and the series' newly appointed showrunner, Paul Tibbitt, to work on an episode for the fourth season but he was never contacted by Tibbitt again and joined Camp Lazlo after leaving SpongeBob. After Phineas and Ferb ended production, Kaz returned to SpongeBob in 2015 as a writer.With Derek Drymon, Kaz co-wrote and storyboarded the pilot episode for Diggs Tailwagger, which was ultimately not picked up. In September 2006, Kaz left Camp Lazlo to work on another pilot for a Cartoon Network show, Zoot Rumpus, based on a character from Underworld. With Mr. Lawrence, he wrote the episode SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout.
Kaz lives in Hollywood, California, with his spouse Linda Marotta.
Movies & TV shows
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Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years
In the summer, SpongeBob and his friends swim in Lake Yuckymuck at Camp Coral, which is located in the Kelp Forest.
The Patrick Star Show
Follow a younger Patrick Star living at home with his family, where he hosts his own variety show for the neighborhood from his television-turned-bedroom.
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Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot
The Care Bears are trying to help kids and have fun, but they have to contend with the antics of the young Beasties.
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Phineas and Ferb
Two kindhearted suburban stepbrothers on summer vacation embark on a new project that upsets their controlling sister, who tries to bust them. Their pet plots against an evil doctor. There is a person...
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Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real ...
Camp Lazlo! is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray. The series was released on July 8, 2005, in the United States and was released on November 1, 2005, in the United Kingdom. ...