C.M.Butzer is a cartoonist, illustrator, and printmaker who lives and works in Hilo, Hawaii. His work spans many genres and media from the anthropomorphic absurd silkscreen prints and comics to heavily researched historical illustrations and graphic novels. Almost all of these projects begin and end with ample application of ink. Butzer is currently working on a graphic novel about the 1964 civil rights act and his ongoing comic series of punk rock cats “KITTENS”
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@ VOL 1
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@ VOL 6
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Making Sense of Nonsense
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