Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis, or Kaz, 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, The 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 is currently working on Phineas and Ferb. With Derek Drymon, Kaz co-wrote 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.
Kaz lives in Hollywood, California, with his spouse Linda Marotta.