When not working as an Emmy-winning writer for animated series like Camp Lazlo, Phineas and Ferb, SpongeBob SquarePants, the cartoonist Kaz has been drawing his weekly Underworld comic strip since 1992. Come celebrate the first comprehensive collection of his clever creation on February 13 with a book signing and art exhibition at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. Underworld: From Hoboken to Hollywood collects the most memorable strips from the 23 year lifetime of the strip, together with photos, anecdotes, and related Underworld ephemera. The strip, which enjoyed a long run in Seattle weekly The Stranger, chronicles a degenerate society populated by parodies of vaguely familiar pop culture characters. Brutal fun from one of the masters of the alternative comix movement.
Meet this exceptional artist on his first visit to Seattle on Saturday, February 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This event coincides with the Valentine’s Day edition of the Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the romantic industrial arts corridor. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.