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Lackadaisy Defiance by tracyjb Lackadaisy Defiance by tracyjb
Latest couple of pages.

The language Mrs. Bapka is speaking is Slovak.
"Defiance" here refers to a town in Missouri.

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The Lackadaisy Volume 1 book is available in the publisher's online store, or through major book stores and comic shops.
If you care to nudge your favorite local shop to stock it, it would be ever so appreciated. (They can now get it through Diamond Distribution.)

As always, prior comic pages can be found at the Lackadaisy web site in The Archive.

...And for Lackadaisy updates announcements and related things, there's a Twitter page.
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:iconlaribordin:
laribordin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
 Mrs. Bapka :happybounce: 
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sunsrider Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Im just reading this and I must ask... did someone helped you with bapka or ... forget it, are you from Slovakia or something?
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ModernVenom Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This HAS to be my favorite page so far. xD Especially the first set of panels.
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Cristobale Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
I tough it was a reference to the game Defiance, in wich ST-Louis has been renamed Defiance. (sorry for the english faults, I speak french)
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fluffykreme Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
ty jsi ze slovenska?
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:iconzeb31:
ZEB31 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What is she saying? I don't translate Slovak well.
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lizardwizard444 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
nice work on lackadaisy, i love it
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I wonder. Is Viktor afraid of anything? If so, what is it?
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:iconchild-of-eire:
Child-of-Eire Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd guess Ivy getting hurt.
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:icontaqresu650:
Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hmm... I'd guess either that, multiple copies of Rocky flooding his room. lol
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:iconchild-of-eire:
Child-of-Eire Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that would anger him, not scare him.
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
True, but it would scare some people. It would be hard to scare Viktor, he usually is the one who scares people.
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:iconchild-of-eire:
Child-of-Eire Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And I love to watch him scare people, from a safe distance of course.
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Like when he scared Calvin during recovery? XD
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:iconchild-of-eire:
Child-of-Eire Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, poor freckle, how I laugh at your misery.
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Viggen009 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, again....the lighting is brilliant :)

I love it
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shadow-warrior47 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been curious is Victor russian?
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ragemaster96 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2014
No, he was actually born in Austria-Hungary. He speaks Slovakian, which is why he understands Mrs. Bapka.
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I'm curious as to what it looks like beneath Viktor's eye patch.  Is Viktor's right eyelid sewn shut?
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ragemaster96 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
I don't think so; he might've lost it when he was in World War 1. He was born in Austria-Hungary, so he must've had to fight at the time.
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SplashOfStars Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see Mrs. Bapka busting people's kneecaps with a wrench.
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TwinTornado22 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Everyone likes pie......except the BOLSHEVIKS!

XD Lol I love rocky
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Ogachi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love that first panel on the last row. Even though it is being used in a completely different context, "In Defiance." matched with Viktor's visage describes not only his situation, but also Viktor as a character. Viktor's character and his evolution of such speaks much louder than any of the others. I see him as a relic of an aging war, a fading veteran who is only declining as time moves forward. His days in the war are gone, his days under the Lackadaisy's glory are gone, his health and ability are fading, and his will seems to be rusting away, yet he continues on. Even though the Lackadaisy is failing, he continues under it's banner. Even though his legs are shot and his eye is gone, he keeps fighting. Even though there is no real foreseeable future for him, he continues to work towards it. Why? He has no true reason, but Rocky is right; paisley and regret are all that await him. And so he stands stalwartly in defiance of the changing times, in spite of the rushing tides of change.

I think a line from "The Great Gatsby" describes this situation well;

"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And then one fine morning— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

Viktor may not be such an optimist, but it stands true that the past is the only "good" Viktor has left. He, like Gatsby can't move beyond the past, but Viktor has no real reason to. That is why he continues with the Lackadaisy. The future may be dim, but a beacon continues to shine from the past. The Lackadaisy is his past and it seems to be the only future left. In Defiance, indeed.

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Of course, this is all my opinion and therefore should be paid no attention. Anyway, yes. I find this particular page very inspirational. Love the comic!
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ThePsycheBreaker Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
This, my friends, is how a deviantART comment should always be like.
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Damn. That is deep. Well said.
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MinnieLaLa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
HAHAHAHAHAHA I LOVVVE THE GRANDMA!! <3 HER FACE IS SO CUUTTTE! i couldn't stop laughing at the first picture...
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Dal-Bo Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's just genious
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soulhuntress4 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student
Baww from now she is my favorite character c: and thats not Bapka , its babka.
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wiewiorka-z-kamera Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
I think I understand what Mrs. Bapka is saying, even though I'm actually polish. It's so awesome how the slavic languages are usually somehow related.
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
How are things in Poland now?
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Mu-Baa Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really incredible how you mix people with cats. Especially for me, 'cause I think cat is a only animal who can survive at my house. ^^;

First, when I read a comic with Mrs. Bapka I was surpised, she speaks like a whole little country, where I live! And it was quite a shock, that someone would choose slovak for his characters. :D
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Her characters. Tracy J. Butler's female.
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neonbleach Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
LOL, Mrs. Bapka. Or does that not always mean what I think it means? Anyway, it's awesome how even though each of them is creepy in some way, you bring them together so their interactions seem so natural and entertaining.
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Doominowskiy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
What language is Mrs. Babka speaking? I think Viktor is supposed to be Russian, and so am I.....so I know that's not it, I'm kind of curious to find out.
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Slovak (She and Viktor are both Slovakian)
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Kota123 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Awh. The adorable old lady cat. She's awesome!
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XDB5 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
wait------
ROCKY'S THE CHESIRE CAT!!!!
(i'm not sure if i spelled it right)
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creativecanine Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Defiance, Missouri! Ah, I know where that is! :D
It's awesome you're represent'n Missouri here :la: For the most part nothing every happens and nobody ever pays attention to us XD
Amazing, as always!
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Shining-Ruse Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Artist
I love it!
She's saying something like
"Hello.
My sink is leaking.
What? What is happening?
Water overflow from the pipe.
The whole floor is flooded with water.
My sink! My sink!
Ohhhhhh. You're sick? poor boy. Ohhhhhh.
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AnimeWolf13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
my god....i love victor...even though he is a tough ass....
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Photo-11 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
I love Rocky's angsty expression! :D
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Photo-11 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Your artwork is utterly fantastic! :wtf:
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CenturyC Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My brain froze for an instant when I read "Tečie mi umývadlo". I was like- 0.0 wait, what? what language is that?- and than I facepalmed myself :D Slovak! yay! :D Proud Slovak girl here!
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Vypor Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Missouri?




>.>
Oh dear.
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Cherry-Cakes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
y is rocky so fu*king adorable ? :meow:
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xNickTheBestx Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
and fucking hilarious!
most of the comedy comes from rocky lol
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GalaxyPantherStar Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I really love this! and i wonder why Viktor (my favourite) has TWO armchairs instead of one. Hmm...:meditation:
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winter-ghost Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhh, slovak. fairly similar then. my mistake :)
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lockheedengine Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love mrs bapka, *huge wrench in hand* "Voda vyteká z rúrok", priceless XD
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willRock4Socks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Interface Designer
i live in missouri, so that makes me love this story even more :D
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