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Underworld Bullpen: Some comic strips are cobbled together by random thoughts and sketches. For this week’s comic strip I flipped through old notebooks and got inspired by a few things I had written and drawn and assembled them into an interview format. Butchering meat is probably one of the dumbest hobbies I can think of. The idea being not to eat, sell, or give away the meat. Just enjoy cutting it. I think I overheard the Creep Rat quote in panel 2 but I now forget its source. The idea in panel three was inspired by Gary Panter. A few years ago while visiting his Brooklyn studio I noticed a stack of mens magazines. As I flipped through them I was surprised to see that Gary had drawn over all the nudes with a magic marker turning them all into cave women (wild hair, tattoos, loin cloths, with stone-tool weapons). I thought that was funny. Then I wondered what would Creep Rat draw on the girls that was actually negate their sexuality for that “huh?” moment and I thought of beards. Dumb but funny. The last panel is dark. I’ve been watching a lot of Louie C.K. Also in this strip I introduce a new easy-to-draw character: Wormadette. That’s it for this week. Leave me a comment. ‘Nuff said.



Nuzzle returns with his first 4-panel comic strip in a long time. There’s no reason for Nuzzle to ever straighten out his life as long as there’s laugh to be had. Nuzzle is probably my most consistently irresponsible character. It’s really bad that I make jokes about a heroin junkie – but in Underworld anything

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Underworld Morning

Here’s a classic-style 4-panel Underworld strip starring Snuff and Creep Rat. A completely silly and magical situation that’s a little rude the way I like it. This would work great animated – hell, it could even be done live action. If Buster Keaton had worked blue, and I was gag writing for him, I would

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Underworld Book

Order “The Underworld: From Hoboken to Hollywood” the 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).