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Here’s a bunch of character sketches I did for a French production company’s cartoon GET BLAKE. My partner, Antoine and I sold the show that ran for a season. But that’s another story. With these sketches I was trying all kinds of different shapes in order to find the main character. None of these versions made it to the final. But I like the energy of all these goofy figures on the same page.
Hey Underworlders, I want to say thank you for making 2016 one of the most fun years for me and Underworld. This past year on my book tour for Underworld, Hoboken to Hollywood (still available from Fanatgraphics Books if you haven’t yet bought a copy) I traveled to Portland, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Madrid and Majorca in Spain! I had a wonderful book signing in my now hometown of Los Angeles that was a blast. I was so happy to meet everyone that came out — really, I get a little choked up. I took a break from writing and drawing Underworld this past year, but starting in 2017 I’ll be banging out weirdness and gags and posting them here on my website. I’ve started a store here and will be adding new designs every few months. Originals for sale starting around summer. My secret weapon is Bridie MacDonald who designed my book, designs my website, and is spearheading the Underworld merchandize. She’s amazing! Drop me a line and say hi to Bridie too. See you in the future! Kaz
For everyone who showed up for all of the book signings, from Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Jersey City thanks, it was so much fun. For those who couldn’t make it two of the interviews are available online. Click below, to listen to the Los Angeles Skylight Books Signing. Thanks to everyone who came out to Skylight Books in Los Feliz and made the Underworld book signing one of the most successful book signing for me so far. Special thanks to Ben Schwartz for moderating the evening and Bridie Macdonald for her beautiful work on designing the book. Click below to listen to the signing at Word in Jersey City. It was great to see everyone, my old friend Chris T. (now SirusXM and WFMU radio personality) who interviewed me. On my name and working in the factory and my secret desire for Los Angeles.
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