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Relating to the third page, the Calinda is a dance with roots tracing back to African martial arts.  It appears to have made its way to the American South with the slave trade where it intermingled with Creole and Cajun cultures and developed a new reputation as a bawdy, forbidden dance with implications of Voodoo practice.  In sidelong reference to the Calinda dance, a girl named Colinda occasionally appears in Louisiana folksongs - the popular Cajun tune "Allons Danser Colinda" among them.
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LaLadayCavalier Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist
Hey, is that Dr. Facilier over yonder?
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TestSubject227 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't get over all the detail in your comics. It's breathtaking!
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nightwolfsnow Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
I have a couple characters from New Orleans, mostly because I'm in love with that cajun accent, any references you use in particular to portray that?
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johnmahogany Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Amazing!  Love the rooster!
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Hellbeholder Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail in those comics freak me out.
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LeDaverix Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cajun, creoles ..  just learned something new again ^^
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ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My cajun roots have a field day when you include accurate references. <3
Thank you. :)
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wolfin22 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
i tink mordekai jus step into sum gumbo he can't scrape off. dat voodoo mawgic! FOAKIN VOODOO MAWGIC!
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Jajna Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
have they been there a while no? l'3
lovely to see how these two play it out when -homy- l'D
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h0neanias Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I don't think there is such a thing as a fricative stop, Mordekai.
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FrenchPhilosopher Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
If you knew about Reunion Creole...
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archive-th Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
It's bitter-sweet that it takes you like half a year to produce one of these. I love the story and want to see more of the characters, but I realize that with time comes your attention to detail which is unmatched - and without it Lackadaisy just wouldn't be what it is.
Truly stunning.

That bell-man guy is hilarious.
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LmonLimeCat Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I think you mean "sit" instead of "set" in the last panel. This is lovely, I think I'll start from the beginning instead of here lol
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LmonLimeCat Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Also I speak french so I like that detail you put in :)
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Thanks. =)
"Set" is intentional in this case.  It's a fairy common lexical habit to replace 'sit' with 'set' in some regions of the US, particularly parts of the South and lower Midwest.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The details on the buildings in the first 4 panels have truly stunned me. But then again, so does every other picture/comic page you draw :clap:
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anya1916 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous... as always.

May I ask where you found the lyrics of Allons danser, Colinda ? Because somes do not make any sense :O_o:
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Various sources.  I looked for the oldest lyrics to the song I could find.  It's Cajun French, though, which frequently doesn't seem to align grammatically with continental French.
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Paws-Prints Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I think I got eye fucked by that middle cat on the couch. @__@
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CardShuffler Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man
detail galore
amazing as always
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kulekrizpy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
HELL yes. I never expected Serafine to be this awesome.
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Lucas8869 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
I wonder what Aunt Nina is going to do to Rocky when she sees his new scar.
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CSBernard Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
There's just something here, je ne sais quoi.  But, I love this.  Thank you for your time, effort and care Ms. Butler.  :+fav:
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PedroSotto Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Very good, as usual!
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Illusioninme Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
I'm sorry to say that that is exactly how I am at a party...^^;
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Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The cat on the far right in the final panel.  I think I know him...
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TigrisTheLynx Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The villain Dr Facilier from Princess and the Frog? lol
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Squiddy-chan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Wonderful.
I read my copy of Lackadaisy volume 1 the other night. I break down into hysterics at least ten times every single time I read it. Zib will be the death of me. xD
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Shiekness Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! Every scene is so detailed, they're amazing and easy to get lost in <3 Love it, can't wait for more!
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miell Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Mordecai's facial expressions will be the death of me :heart:
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TheWolverineCello Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
The room porter looks like Tim Roth in Four Rooms
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Domnopalus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
These just keep getting MORE AND MORE GORGEOUS.  I'm such a HUGE fan and I own your first volume.  Absolutely gorgeous work; SO imaginative!  I'm always on the edge of my seat for more!!
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Strumwulf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome
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channellehazel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, that rooster at the end is just... the best!
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daermi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Awesome, as always! Your art is always a feast for the eyes. So much detail and personality! :D
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Djigr Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, some french!

Mordecai's expressions are just delicious to look at, really!
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Vaalandil Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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ArkNorth Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
As per usual, wonderful stuff!

When I saw the Hotel clerk though, I was wondering, you didn't happen to model him after Conrad the Cat by Chuck Jones perhaps (granted, in a highly updated and more cat-like version)? I saw that expression and thought 'my god, Pinto Colvig lives!

(Let's see if anyone recognizes THAT reference!)

A-N
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Hehe.  No, but I can see how he'd seem reminiscent of that character.  I think I must have had something between Jack McBrayer and the awkward teenage employee from the Simpsons in mind when I drew him.
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iamSketchH Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Oh.my.gosh. I clicked on this by accident, not knowing what it was, when cleaning up my
watch messages. IT'S A  LACKADAISY UPDATE!!!
Rave Tard Rainbow Emote Rave Rave Project-entry Rave Tard Rave Project-entry Rainbow Emote Rave Rave Tard Rave Project-entry Rave Tard 
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Jefferythemoonworm Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
ITS SO BEAUTIFUL 
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Rin-89 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Oh my gosh! You're posting again!!!
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So love this!
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Chinia Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT IS A MARVELOUS CHICKEN. MY GOD. 
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Kapten-N Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
So... Does Rocky have a crush on Mitzy?
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24Autumnights Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Great atmosphere you created.
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Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
I'm surprised they didn't smuggle in an alligator as well.
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MTibbs-89 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Such stunning pages.... :D *drools*
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El-Thorvaldo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow. Your work is always stellar, but this sequence really takes the cake.
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jesterbells Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
That first page with the city scape is beauuuuutiful...
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