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Lackadaisy Grindstone by tracyjb Lackadaisy Grindstone by tracyjb
The latest three pages.

The last segment might seem familiar to some. Back when Lackadaisy was still in development and I was trying to settle on a page layout, I did an experimental version of this discussion between Rocky and Wick. My, how the art style has changed...hopefully for the better. You can see the old version here.
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Volume 1 Books and some new things are available here.
(The publisher's site has seen a pretty big overhaul recently - chiefly in the store, where shipping cost calculation for multiple items is much 'smarter' now.)

Prior Lackadaisy comic pages can be found in the Archive.

I'm also now Twittering about Lackadaisy updates and related stuff.
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:icondog-earedart:
Dog-earedArt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
The monochrome is a great idea. It adds atmosphere, it's right for the period, and it's a brave move when colour dominates so much comic work. 
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Darkcerve Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this is a bit old but I have a question.

Where'd you find the expression ''old sport''?
Just had to watch the great gatsby at school (I wonder why, we jumped from great britain to the US of the A) and to be honest that's the only two times I've seen someone use it.
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I can see why people may be scared of Rocky. I can't help being a little intimidated by the face he makes after Wick says, "Right. You're uh... quite the joker, Rocky."
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HyruleUnicorn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohgod Rocky.

I can't even handle it.

I snorted rice into my nose.

Help
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ShadowCatGamer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i have to ask, do you copy and past certain pics and change the face ( for example, Rocky's smiles and laughing near the end of the conversation) or do you draw every one individually?
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
They're each drawn individually.  The angle of his head and ears are changing a bit in each one (he'd look pretty stiff otherwise), and the features comprising the expressions are too intermingled and effect the overall shape of his face such that they each require their own drawing. 
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ShadowCatGamer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That's really cool, I don't know many people who would do it that way! Excellent job with the art by the way.
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xNickTheBestx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
rofl at "WICK! I FOUND YOUR TIRE IRON!" XD
rocky's the best! XD
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TheAwkwardKhajiit Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sigh...Rocky, you idiot... *shakes head*
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xNickTheBestx Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
he clearly looks jealous here
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8Darkness-Seeker8 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
oh Rocky, are you jealous?
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Ginger-Seat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Rocky is absolutely nuts. I feel sorry for Wick, having that crazy cat jealous of him. :evillaugh:
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ICreateWolf13 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that small cat dude scares me...
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TwinTornado22 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Photographer
HHHHHEEEEeeeeeyyyyyyy Rocky........

lol poor Wick XD
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K9spot Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh god! Rocky's face when he got serious for a second just made me ROFL!!!!!!
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alexyorim Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
From the look of Wick's expression, I say he likes it. If you know what I mean.
You know, Wick's face on panel 21 seems similar to the me gusta face.
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OwlsAndCupcakes Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
i love the expressions in this one.
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ValhallaStarfire Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I like the part with Rocky and the tire iron. That looks like something I would do.
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chipmunks-fan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I love Wick expression on the last pannel!
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TheOneWhoLovesToEat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student
"Wait. You can't. HE'S DEAD! Q.E.D..." -Rocky (WHAT DRUGS IS HE TAKING?) O.o
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Sanddune798 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I was a cat, I would marry Rocky. No lie.
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awesomechick13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
hahahahahh rocky u rascal, XD way to scare the hell out of some one XD
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:iconfinding-equilibrium:
finding-equilibrium Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite pages...
I just can't get over the whole Rocky-Wick conversation... :XD:
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whiteheartwarrior Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Artist
i just love the lackadasiy cats thare soooo funnny and rocky lol !!!!!!!!!
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ClinicallyRepressed Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
..... I never knew Rocky could open his mouth that wide. It must contribute to his... *struggles not to laugh* popularity........ and... char.... issssma....
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Statie Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist
He...well, he likes guns...

xDD
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XxStygiophobicxX Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rocky is my favorite spaz. :o
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HM-and-anime-fan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....I have the strangest feeling that Rocky could be a master at "The Creep" dance by Lonely Island.... Huh
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Brambleleaf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh man this is too funy! must have takin quite awhile with all the details!
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diskotanz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaaha rockyyy . =w=
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Toxodentrail Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I swear, Rocky reminds me so much about the Joker from Batman. His insane laughter, his giant smile, his obsession with destruction and fire. How could you not compare those two?
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SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Yeah, there's no words to describe how well that "I drink a lot of coffee" face got to me.
I'm still laughing.

Ahh, if I can't breathe for the next five minutes, I've got the name of the woman I can blame
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ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I love Rocky's sudden laughter at times. You do an amazing job at making his smile strike fear into heart and send a chill down your spine.
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IRAtheIV Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
the last pix looks so much like from Rebecca movie
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namisukichan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
:rofl: THAT WAS TOO HILARIOUS XD POOR WICK! rocky's so disturbing XD
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thaLadyNeko Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, this is priceless! And It's way better - especially with rocky trying to say it were he who killed her husband
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wild-catgirl-washu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
I must say this comic is really addictive. Such good characters and story!

I get tripped up when I realize this is in St. Louis, then this hit home when it said from somewhere in Florissant. Sadly Florissant isn't as cool as this anymore.
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PersonDev Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
I think that's the first time Rocky looked insane-insane...heh.
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amon-ra-chibi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The facial expressions are priceless :XD:
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HeavensLittleDevil12 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say that this page and Photomajig are my favorite pages :heart: (Maybe cause of the expressions from Wick?hmm)

I'm sorry, you probably hear this alot, but I love your work. The expressions are priceless, the characters are charming, and one annoying(xD) and they're so detailed!
You got me inspired to work more on expressions!
^^;I kinda copied your style (sorry) for a little while and I'm easing back into my style but with more expressions yay :dance:



P.s.
I love you :iconiwantitplz:
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HeavensLittleDevil12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wick looks cuter and cuter each time I see him xD
He's so innocent:iconiloveitmoreplz:
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future-time-lady Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010   Writer
One of my favorites. XD God I love Rocky.
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The-Ethereal-Maiden Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Such priceless expressions! XD
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Jideni3 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Wick is 120% more lovable in this newer version. I blame the nose. Is he alcoholic? I thought his character bio was just exaggerating. He looks so tired and twitchy . . : (
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TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Somebody call Freddy Krugger. I think I just found his father.
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Disney-May Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahahahaaa!! I love you characters!!! I've heard a lot about Lackadaisy, I wasn't quite sure I was interested, but this comic and me laughing so much that I MUST check it out!!

Is "lackadaisy" supposed to sound like a southern pronunciation of "LIKE a daisy"?
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Thanks very much. I hope you enjoy reading.

It's not supposed to sound like a southern pronunciation, although the 'daisy' part of it has some significance. "Lackadaisy" is actually a word you can find in most dictionaries, but the more common form of the word is "lackadaisical".
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Disney-May Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I started reading it earlier and I HAVE enjoyed it thus far. :)

Oh. I looked up the definition: "To lack vigor or liveliness".... That describes Mitzi, right?
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122ism1n4m3 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
what does q.e.d. mean?
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Cupidcomet77 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
No, no, it's not "q.e.d.", Rocky said "d.e.d.".

He was trying to spell the word "dead", and failing miserably.
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