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Lackadaisy Critique by tracyjb Lackadaisy Critique by tracyjb
A mini-comic.  I've been asked a few times what, if anything, would make Mordecai smile.  There's more than one answer to that, really, but this is definitely the most saccharine.  I blame this itty bitty, unexpected kitten who recently came to stay.  She was almost as much inspiration here as she was a distraction.

Lackadaisy - now on Patreon!

The comic can be read at the web site, and other related content can be found on tumblr and facebook.
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NursePuppo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im late, i know i am but this will forever touch my heart in ways it should. just that feeling of remembering family stuff. being with your siblings and just chuckling at the funny times. good on him to still have that bit of life. i hope he still have moments that just allow him to feel good like that. even of its for a small moment. you did great capturing this feel tracy. ^^
Nivmohnd Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Student General Artist
This is the best pic ever posted on DeviantArt. (And i've seen a lot of amazing stuff)
RodrigoLara Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing art =) =) =)
rucc Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2017
at first said "lyk if u crie evry tim" but then realized I had legitimately teared up. damn.
MarrowarTheMagical Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Student General Artist
Haha! Mordecai sounds a bit like H.P. Lovecraft when he's criticizing the drawing.
Suuno Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
So funny xD
you have to have a big vocabulary to write Mordecai :O I wish I had your vocab xD
Bea-The-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
The minute I knew Mordecai had siblings, my life became twelve years longer. Thanks for that. :) (Smile) Huggle! 
C4rl0sD4n13l Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Is the sister still alive?
TheWildKiwi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Student General Artist
that little smile at the end
LivVirtual Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew the drawing was him before Rose said it!
MaonekoChan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Mordecai is my alltime fav
I can't even
liawilde Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
Oh dear ... I love him and i love this part 😍😍😍
Just-Joeying Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016   Digital Artist
the last panel gives me life
Chowder07 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I love your comics, they can be so cute and hilarious, but then so intense !! I would love to see more of Mordecai's sister, Rose, she's so adorable :)
noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is so adorable ; u ; It reminds me so much of how my father criticized my drawings, texts, and everything really. And how I laughed, so very entertained by what he said. This has to be the most relatable comic for me.
mangalover1351 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
that last panel makes my heart go doki doki
DEADSHEEP-PIE Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Student General Artist
I know!
citizencat Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
Omg, this is adorable
CharlotteSketches Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Awe! This is sooooo cute! i love it.
Darkhellion2 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
This is really nice. Although, I gotta know. Do you keep a Thesaurus next to your artwork for easy access to big words or do you just breathe the dictionary? lol
PinkMochi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
normally i don't comment given the massive amount of comments this comics get, but… 

this reminds me so much to me and my little sister when we were kids that i just have to thank you for making this. you made me remember something that somehow i forgot. 

now if you excuse me, i'm going to call my sister.
LobataBojorquez Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
AWW!! So lovely!!
Tigerheartthedeputy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
this is jsut to cute cx so heart warming 
Virev Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Your art is the best of the best JB!!
arkieda Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
eechan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Ugh, this is the most PRECIOUS THING EVER JAYSUS. can we get more of big brother Mordecai please? (lays here staring at the ceiling consumed by the feels)
CyrusGrayhollow Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
"I'm saying this is grotesquerie you have wrought." :XD:
IcyTigerjewel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
its kinda like me yelling at my sister XDDD
Kundaba Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
ArtsyMarz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hilarious yet adorable...

"Just what is it, anyway?"
Me: XD
OddStrange Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stoic Cat has a heart after all :)
onionhead1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
Unexpected sweetness... *peace*!  :)
ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
Well, that settles that...gotta read the comic and check out the body of your work now.  Anything that makes me laugh this hard at the words "You" and Oh" is worth much more than a passing glance.
cherry12 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Awwwww.... :heart:
Hormesis Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Wow, any way this can end up in the comic? Or is it just too far away from the story?

Luv luv luv the kitchen/living room. zomg.

Never knew what those red pencils were called...
tarorae Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Mordecai smiling is diabolical in attractiveness.

Also, I love how verbose he is! How old was he in that flashback?
sammilo13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Golly, makes one wonder how things are from that point on for others...
lyseeart Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no! The feels! THEY'RE HERE!

This comic is adorable and I teared up at it.
One-eyeHitomi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Student General Artist
He looks nice when he smiles. :3
Twilightzonegirl13 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its really nice to see the origins of your characters and its nice to see him smile. Its the little things in life. :)
Ginger-Aid Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I need more than one favorite button
Fasy-Channel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD MORDECAI SMILED. I love this character so much, really, and seeing his smile make me feel good.
DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lackadaisy is just one moment of wonder and beauty after another (even the loud scary bits) but this is the the most wonderful beauty ever. A smiling Mordecai... who would have thought it?
MamaWicked Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Professional Artist
awwwww, this was a good memory, its nice to see him smile from time to time
ThermidorResistance Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To do this justice.  There is more than one story going on here, and I love the way you have composed this page.

The color palette is muted, moving from sepia tone to a chroma black and white to indicate a memory.  The background image behind the panels also reinforces the change of thought and enforces the memory where we see the page begins with the accounts ledger and disappears for moment to be replaced by a child's drawing. 

This only makes me want to know more about their relationship.  Mordecai is a very dark character, and to have this glimpse into his past is an interesting and intriguing one.  I'm always inspired by your work, and I enjoy reading your comics because you always deliver with lush backgrounds, beautiful colors, and fantastic character design and body language.  You are a master at your craft, and it's a pleasure to be witness to it.
Ikolit Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god this is so adorable <33
GrumpyGrump Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deviant-Tohru Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Definitely made me smile, thank you.

And your kitten (Maya) is too cute! ^^
MackB222 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
though it's been a while since I've looked through your art, this has got to be my favorite comic 
morgan1bucky Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That last panel.......I need that as a giant ass poster to hang on my wall, omg...
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October 20, 2015
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