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Lackadaisy Cutthroat by tracyjb Lackadaisy Cutthroat by tracyjb
Two new pages. A lot of dialogue this time - hopefully not a tiresome amount. I prefer to adhere more to 'show, don't tell' as a storytelling method, but sometimes I suppose talk is necessary too.
This underwent -a lot- of revising. I'm not thrilled with it still, but there's a certain amount of catharsis involved in finally posting it. I look forward to working on the next few pages.

Characters Asa, Mordecai, Avril, Nico and Serafine (the Savoys)

As a side notes:
'nut zippers' may sound like a painful pants-related issue, but it actually refers to an old-fashioned type of candy.
Thanks to :iconjackalsgrin: for naming the character in Asa's terrible joke.

As usual, these pages won't make an iota of sense without the prior pages. You can find them in order in the Archive
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TakaTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like his joke.   The one about the judge and the whiskey.
ShisukeNearingKonoha Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is it that every time I read about the Savoys I imagine a harmonica playing? You must be amazing at capturing mood :)
MammoH Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
thelordoftheforest Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail and quality of the strip is..*jaw drops*. At first, the Hatchet joke vaugely reminded me of the Noodle Incident in Calvin and Hobbes.
Aturo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The joke whith hatcheted up at the end xD
hillarious ^^
insanitycookie333 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I SWEAR, every time Asa's mouth opens, I'm hearing John Goodman speak in my head. No idea why.

Love your cats by the way. So cute and expressive!
1sthermit Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well i thought it was quite good, especially the last line of clips. & i fee for you with the too much dialogue thing. Writing comics can get hard, especially when there's a storyline.
Constance-fire Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
those siblings are plane evil
Aprilequinox Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if I can really say anything except that I read through the entire story so far in the past two days and loved it to pieces.

And funny thing, my mom found some of those "Squirrel Nut Zippers" the other day and brought them home for me to try. I like them a lot - you're missing out, Mordecai.
Ronp Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Whoa pussycat with a BAR watch out!
Gabers100 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Yep. Talk about a BAR-grabbing situation.
What, too bad of a pun?
Hikari-of-Darkness Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
IAHSFJHLEUGLHLKAJH I love Lackadaisy!! Your expressions are great, and the story is so fun to read :heart:

but... what is the hatchet joke?
tekena1200 Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I have one picture of these two guys in a car with one freakin' out and the other says "DO IT FAGGOT" I know for a fact its from here but I'm not sure whether or not it was edited but it is hilarious

--I have it set as my ID on myspace account
Hanada-chan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
"nut zipper".......You must know a lot about the 1920's tracyjb-san! have to....
xnyuux Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
my god those faces are so full of character! Your work is absolutley brilliant, if i was wearing a hat I'd take it off. Right off.
asianarmy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
look at asa playing around with those sweets? in that jar, some people wouldn't appreciate such a tiny detail :3
NatalieMoorman Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
my favorate charactor is "Nico" Savoy.
Inspectornills Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
hehe, looks like a regular bonnie and clyde there, and it looks like lil miss can handle a BAR quite well. Awesome work as always :D
AmpAndDJ Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
Awesome! <333 I love your comics! You have a great art style.
lilpunkkitty Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007   Digital Artist
Oh my god. ahaha.

Country folk, gotta love 'em.

Lovely, simply marvelous
Rein-chan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
i love the expressions of the cats that were in the car crash! OwO
LightController Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
If and when this is compiled into a book, I want it.
I spectacular effort, complex characters, deep, well written dialogue. As an Australian, most of what I say is abbreviated, so, I love people who exercise their vocabulary..
LightController Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
And you explore beyond the frame that binds most comics. The use of sepia works so well too..
All praise to you skill.
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
I love that you do your research to make your comics more authentic.

Your character designs never cease to awe me. :wow:
julian-bbm Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Ahhh i love their expresions, specially when they look mad, haha!
dominikolai Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
I'm afraid I'm starting to take these for granted. They're all great. Some nice scenes, and it moves the plot along for a meeting of the good guys and baddies.
Kyoh21 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
I love the fram with Asa jibing Mordecai with his elbow. Good stuff.
Limetastic Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Professional Photographer
The second to last frame cracked me up. I don't know what's going on. But I like it.
Joan-Ivy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
I've never seen a comic so elegant before, and the dialogue is hilarious! :D Is this an internet-only comic or can you buy it anywhere?
tracyjb Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Currently it's just a web comic. Hopefully it'll eventually be available in print too, though. =)
Grimarchangel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
no i dea what any of it meant but it was still quite awesome and i love the attention to detail and the character design and how real the setting seems to be. very excellent work.
ncwinters Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
Amazing work! As an aspiring comic (book) artist, your style is refreshing and inspiring. All colored in Photoshop with tablet eh? Very nice.
aasatron Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
I´m very very very jealous.

It´s like.

So much beyond amazing. With all your work.
Don´t u ever stop painting.
sexybigfoot Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
Mordecai is a bamf
'Nuff said
Wire-Master Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Oh... who is the black shadow butler cat?

He's caught my eye. 8-)
supergirlanna Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
wonderful and amazing as always, u rock!
ComfortLove Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Artist
Is there any way I can buy these in a trade somewhere?
SecretWalrus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
My sister's candy store sells "squirrel nut zippers" as they say on the label. Also Mary Janes (the old candy type!) which taste like sawdust.
squirrel nut zippers are pretty tasty though.
Meeku Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Your pieces are always a wonderful experience! The expression and emotion you give each character combined with a witty, thought invoking storyline that keeps me hooked truly emphasize your artistic talents. Great Job!
ohnojaylo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
I love Serious Cat.

kushaba Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and now the story moves on. nice job on finding out when to include the other charecters you posted on your site ^^
Tomato-Lemon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
amazing. I love reading these and following them.
the expressions on the characters is just perfect.
I would love to see this turned into a book or movie/tv thing.
it would be great
looking forward to more :]
DarkestJourney Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
Ohh.. *mournful* I don't get the joke :(
Ixaix Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
"You fell for the hatchet joke?"

Hmm... that just kinda cracks me up XP
andrewes Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
Lackadaisy has to be the greatest thing since... I don't know. Excellent work, I look forward to updates
Poke-Ranger Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
You make the expressions so well. You could almost pass them off as real!
AlexIKaine Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
I'd say something like 'I love the Savoys' here but I love all your characters, even the minor bit-part ones, so I'm happy whatever ^-^
As always, I can't wait for more.
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
what's the hatcheting joke?
wanderlustartist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
yep still lost and confused, but dammit still captivated meow
DSil Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Student General Artist
Yet another magnificently-drawn and highly entertaining installment. This has gotta be one of my favorite webcomics.
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