Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis

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Born Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis
(1959-07-31) July 31, 1959 (age 56)
Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
Nationality American
Area(s) Artist, writer
Notable works
Underworld, SpongeBob SquarePants

Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis, or Kaz (born 1959, Hoboken, New Jersey), 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, SF Bay Guardian, 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!.

With Derek Drymon, Kaz co-wrote and storyboarded the pilot episode for the forthcoming Diggs Tailwagger. 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. [1]

Kaz lives in Hollywood, California, with his spouse Linda Marotta.



Year Title Role
2001–04; 2015–present SpongeBob SquarePants Writer, storyboard director, story outlines, animation writer
2005–08 Camp Lazlo Writer, storyboard director, story outlines
2006 Zoot Rumpus Creator, writer, storyboard artist (pilot)
2007 Diggs Tailwagger Co-writer & storyboard artist (pilot)
2009–13; 2015 Phineas and Ferb Writer & storyboard artist
2012 Secret Mountain Fort Awesome Prop and effects designer ("Funstro")
2014 Get Blake! Executive producer
2016 The Fairly OddParents Writer (Season 10)

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