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Lackadaisy Formaldehyde by tracyjb Lackadaisy Formaldehyde by tracyjb
Well, finally getting around to introducing other characters.
I had fun drawing this one, but the lettering was a bitch. Trying to lay it out made me realize just how bad at it I am. The font size in previous strips has probably been much larger than necessary. It's a little smaller this time, but there's more dialogue here than usual and it quickly became smooshed. Well, anyway, sorry if it's difficult to read. That's on my list of things to improve upon (along with singing in key and marmot wrangling).

I had some requests here for a URL [link] that would always display the most recent comic - the lackadaisy web site now has the brains to do this.
Thanks !!!
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Fwa-tair Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is what Miss M said about tragedy a quote from something? 'Cause that's beautiful
BondoFox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You put so much work into a comic you give away for free. That never ceases to amaze me :)

In the next-to-last panel, I like the way you drew his right paw, showing it curve like that and showing it's actually a 3-dimensional thing, most would have simply drawn it as 2-D and let it go at that. No wonder your work's so good, attention to things like that.
chill13 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perils of Pauline...oh dear. I'm surprised he survived. And yet he's still got a smile on his face. I like this guy. "You know how much you frighten the elderly" LOL.

I love you style so much. It's so very vintage and so entertaining to look at. And best of all ITS KITTIES!!!
isminivasileiou Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"the difference between tragedy and comedy is whether it happened to you or someone else" soooo true...did you came up with this or someone else has said it? if it your's, may I quote it? I like this series very much!!!
Stabuwitabrick Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how old is ivy?
I love Rocky xD
MiracleMili Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahah "You know how much you freighten the elderly" XD. I just love this! Its so REAL
sAMMIDAwOLF Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
ohmygod. You metioned the "Perils of Pauline" *spazzes* my great-great-aunt was Puline's stuntwoman. *spazzes* I'm sorry. That just excites me to hear it mentioned. >w<
Zonvelf Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Rocky is just really lovable! The way he is positive with misfortune (or at least it looks like that). and Miss M's humour is great!
Cupidcomet77 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
"As far as reading material goes, the Ledger is too depressing. I've decided to read the Obituaries instead."



I really need to write this stuff down.

I bet this could make a great play.

Just replace the cat people with real people, and you got a great play.
prince-nelson Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
i'm very impressed by the quality and the creativity of the concept using cats instead of people.

very nice work.
Hanada-chan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
I like how Rocky-chan just walks in all hunky-dory like. Funny, funny. And little Ivy-chan. How cute!!! Does what she can to help!
DesiresDelirium Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Third panel is love <3
dudeguy84 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
love the lackadaisy's ^^
liltrix7 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Student General Artist
I was looking for these comics and I found them again!! <3 I'm not clear on the whole story yet, but the artwork is gorgeous and I love all the facial expressions. :love:
zjamm Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
How do you draw these, so detailed and so... so.. ah so PERFECT
yourlittleirs Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
i just found you. you rock! that weird cat is so halaweyus, i love him. p.s. what is his name?
tracyjb Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
That's Rocky.
yourlittleirs Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
LoverOfSherry Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007   Writer
He should go get cleaned up. I wonder where the car is. Hmmm... Great job!
Fossyl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
Well for me this is the furst (heh) one I read but I already like Rocky. What kind of a coat is he wearing with such long sleeves?
vampire-kid Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, this is lovely!!! I love all the Lackadaisy crew so much!!! Viktor, hehe =D I like Viktor.
MakeshiftKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
did they really put embalming fluid in the drinks? ewwie! We need more waiters liek Rocky in his current condition. It'd make me pay and tip more!
winged-gold Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
I love the old lady's frightened expression
muse-of-nightmares Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
Rocky you know how much you frighten the elderly!!!
LOL!! I love this comic strip!

~NightMare :mangapunksai:
FurFox Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Is it just me, or does scene 10 look really kinky?
SpiritCrusher Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
If i ever saw this published, i'd buy without a second of hesitation... O_O
little-chibi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
I echoed throughout the whole house laughing at the expressions... i love it!
ArtistNeedham Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
Another great one
Jacks-Lament Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
Your comics always seem to remind me of "Cats
Don't Dance" :3
Lovely, this comic is great :heart:
yunamira Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006
I love this comic! ^_^ *favorites the website*
Homunculus-Angel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
really cewl pic. Its x-tra kewl cuz theres kats in in. XD
dynamicsketch Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I can see how the lettering was a pain. This was exceptionally wordy. Man, what'd Rocky get himself into? He's lookin' messed up--and scaring the elderly. :)
danikruse Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006
I love Ivy. She's just too cute for words. And the font isn't hard to read at all. 0.o It's amazing you fit so much dialogue and the font isn't all mumbojumbo.
Kagitsune Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
"Embalming Fluid"...? x3

Yeah, code-talk is always fun, especially in Lackadaisy... ^^
tracyjb Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
Hehe...It's not code speak in this case, actually. It was common back then for bootleggers to 'cut' their alcohol so they'd have more to sell - in other words, make one bottle of whiskey into two bottles of whiskey by splitting it in half and filling the empty space with something cheap but alcoholic, like embalming fluid. As a result, a lot of people unintentionally poisoned themselves and died drinking bootleg liquor. Whiskey's not very good for you, but embalming fluid will kill you faster. =P
Kagitsune Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Wow. I really didn't know that... O_o Well, you learn something new every day, and this new thing say the least. x3

Thanks for info! ^^
meadow-rue Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Oh brillient! I was hoping we'd get to see Ivy in the comic soon! I knew she'd be my favorite. I love her already. :)
dendora Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Student
Very amusing and subtle humour!
Brilliant dialogue, the character's relationships and conversations seem so natural and easy and that makes for the best read in a graphic novel.
Do I need to mention you artwork is totally breath taking? :D
francisca-osornio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
aaaaa!! :floating: is very beautiful and adorable those kittens... I like them a lot!!
LadyHatter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
I love your work, I really do!
MyrkSuki Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
I love these characters so far.
Kopanitsak Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Great artwork! :D
dragonwolfstryde Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Marvelously professional, such detail, shading, and expressions! you're wonderful with characters, I'm simply too blown away to express it any better.
Inspectornills Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
hehe, awesome comic as always. Very nice work! :w00t:
Hettar7 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
I'm really getting into this comic. I mean we don't know a ton about the characters, but even from the little we do know they're so engaging and loveable. I will deffinetly buy this if you ever get it published!
Jc2theW Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful story and yay for new characters!! :D
Ai-shin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Your Lackadaisy comics are awesome! Especially Rocky, he's the best! :D

seiryoku-gust Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
I like the character Ivi, she looks like the "good girl" in the group, I can see some kind of disposition in her...
LilDevilMomoko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
haha how adorable...wuts the innocent looking ones name? i remember u doing a sketch of her but cant really recall
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