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Lackadaisy Rumrunner
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Published: April 17, 2006
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This is one out of a set of pages I've been working on that will serve as part of the story introduction once I get the web site up. The blank space in the first panel is a little weird, I know, but it's reserved for the last bit of narrative that will appear, segueing into the 'proper' comic.

I got tired of struggling with my own handwriting for the lettering, but I felt like using some other font was cheating somehow, so I created a font from my handwriting (a neat-i-fied version of my handwriting). That was tedious, let me tell you...but I think it works pretty well.

The boat is a sternwheel diesel tow (common on the Mississippi at the time as diesel was replacing steam driven riverboats). I figured it might be hard to make out what it is because only the bow is visible.

Rocky's a blast to draw. He's all eyebrows and teeth.
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ShuiYue's avatar
ShuiYue|Student Filmographer
You know, prohibition lasted for 13 years, and you started posting pages 10 years ago.  So you only have three years before this comic has lasted longer than prohibition.  Jus' sayin :P 
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missrelena's avatar
Eyebrows, teeth, & a mouth that won't quit while he's ahead. I love Rocky!
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NToonz's avatar
NToonz|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Eyebrows and teeth? Well, for a little while longer, sure.
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lilyjamesship|Hobbyist General Artist
he reminds me of Leonardo Di Caprio :P
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killerspiderwebs's avatar
okkkk question: HOW THE HELL DDO YOU DRAW YOUR BACKGROUNDS???? HOLY SON OF A DOOR KNOB I COULD NEVER EVER DRAW THAT GOOD!!
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LIAMODEARME's avatar
LIAMODEARME|Student Interface Designer
lawl he pulled him into his fist o.o cleaver...
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Rainbowme's avatar
I like what you did with the handwriting. I've been thinking about doing that for my own comic, how did you do it?
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Cupidcomet77|Hobbyist Writer
One word: O-W-C-H.
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NimElf|Hobbyist Writer
how did you make your own font??
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Hanada-chan's avatar
Yes!!! Rocky-san does look like fun to draw!!
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Difuoan's avatar
You're awesome! ^^
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tommy-tonebender's avatar
tommy-tonebender|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, I love the fact that you actually made your own font usuing your handwriting. Brilliant.
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NightShadow13's avatar
I absolutely adore your comic!
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ZombieArt's avatar
ouch that looks painfull
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squeriel-kin-chan's avatar
NNNOOO!!!!!!!! * kills everyone except the boat cat and Rocky *
ROCKY = Thanks !
*HUGS TO DEATH!!*
ROCKY = OOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!
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ask-suyo|Student General Artist
You made your own font!! Using your own handwriting!! That's awesome!! I love how you drew the cats too!! I can't draw animals for beans!
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WhoKnowsWhat's avatar
Ahaha, Rocky! I love this so much, I love your comics :D
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Queen-Kitty's avatar
Rocky definitely has more teeth than them :) He must be like a shark in that they just slide back in after he loses them. And how do you make your handwriting inot font? That is amazing, and it looks really good!
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MsDevin92's avatar
OUCH! That's gonna leave a mark...
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JohnGrave|Hobbyist Digital Artist
ouch! that must hurt!
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LoverOfSherry's avatar
Aaaaaaah! Nooooooo! Rocky!!! *hides eyes*

I can't wait for more!
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NatalieMoorman's avatar
i love it! i've been on the website and it's really funny!
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MakeshiftKitsune's avatar
ok, love the comic, but dont quite get the comic content. Is Rocky stealing alocohol from those guys?
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InuHime's avatar
Owch. In the eye? Dx Poor Rocky. *sympathy* Well drawn, though. It did look painful. Good work on the font, I like it. Consistant style! :D
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