Think of a Peanuts for paranoids, a Pogo for punks, or a Popeye for the postmodern. Above all else, think funny — real gut-bucket, hold-your-bowels funny. Of course, you're thinking of Kaz's fourth collection of his Harvey Award nominated weekly comic strip, Underworld, which debuted in 1993 in the pages of The New York Press and is currently syndicated nationally in over a dozen metropolitan newspapers. Underworld has the look and feel of a classic comic strip, but upon closer inspection, it's every bit as warped, biting, and hilarious as today's jaded audiences demand. Underworld is stuffed with almost-parodies of famous comic strip characters, featuring a healthy dose of cigarette smoking cats, cute little saccharin-cuddly creatures, grim reapers, media-damaged kids, and more — all destined for a sardonic smashing in typically-acerbic Kaz fashion. Woeful whimsy and vicious pathos have never been so goddamned funny!
"Kaz's collected works are like an amusement park of the mind. Where most strip artists seem to recycle the same three or four bits, Kaz seems to have an endless supply of ideas and characters." – Spin
"The format is deceptively simple — b&w line artwork, four frames to the page, one gag per page, no continuing narratives, but gradually a devastating twisted worldview is revealed." – Headpress"[Underworld is unequaled in disregard for everything sacred. Kaz raises the level of raunch humor to new heights. The juxtaposition of cute and disgusting makes this a unique and funny book." – Tablet