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Lackadaisy Growltiger by tracyjb Lackadaisy Growltiger by tracyjb
This is actually two long pages. I figured them for a reasonable amount of work to take on all at once, but the background drawing turned out to be extremely time consuming - all that art deco in the speakeasy. Agck. Cumulatively, they took longer than any of the pages I've tackled before...though that's probably evident by the lapse of time between updates. Apologies (um, as per usual).

As a side note, McClure's (which appears in the dialogue in the latest update) was a once prominent political and literary publication that saw the conception of muckraking journalism. A writing staff mutiny eventually led to its transformation into a women's magazine in the 1920's.
I throw a lot of references to history and popular culture into the comic, but it may be that I'm really only entertaining myself by doing this (not that I have any real qualms with that ;P). I plan to add a list of some of the more obscure references to the Lackadaisy web site in the near future...for the sake of pedantic fun.

The Archive of previous pages can be found here.
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LaLadayCavalier Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Dancin CATHooray for pedantic fun!!!

And huzzah for me understanding what muckraking is!:kittehla:

Actually, we happen to be studying this time period not only in history, but also in English (we're reading The Great Gatsby). So I'm really thankful I came upon and fell in love with your "Lackadaisy," because now that I sport a personal interest in this era, it's really easy for me to pay attention as I can relate what I'm learning to what I see here in the comic! I wish school was always like that....

Lightbulb Hey! I just thought of a question I'm going to ask! meowwoo 
(Ooooh, hope it ends up in a comic!!! >3< No pressure, lol.  cat face   
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AlexAndTheFrog Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
So we recently read. Sonny's Blues in class and for the whole story I could't help but picture Lackadaisy characters.
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ksj7700 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
did you call this comic growltiger because of the poem by T. S Elliot?
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chirohito Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
-vat?
-oh well. I guess i can't expect you'd remember that. we had to get you remarkably drunk just to get your measurements.

I couldn't stop laughing at that! Well done, well done.
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Noma-Caa Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
"I make a compromise." XD
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:iconmalloweater:
malloweater Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
zib is so awesome. i think I'm going to comment on every page zib is on. |D
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TePeYoLlOtL Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
the story i s so well made i wanna see more
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1sthermit Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the backgrounds are beautiful
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Hawksayer95 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Photographer
Zib is awesome
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Erminias Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
The clubs on the doors don't go with the tone of the picture. They look like they were cut out of another picture and pasted. Also, the clubs are not shaded.
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zomby101 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
are you a cartoonist cuz ur works are soooo detailed
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NimElf Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
i am loving this so far!!!
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Tkrmz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
a cuestion abauth... Zib? is his mane... Well... I'm you officilal page mean this [link]

And in this page i can't see Zib in your characters...
why?
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puppetfangirl666 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
out of sheer curiosity, did you get the name "Growltiger" from the musical "Cats"? cuz if you did, i really love that musical.

sorry if you already answered that question.
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Hopealuoti Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
Awesome~ I love youre style to draw cats <3 Well, cats or not, this is brilliant n___n
When I was...errr.... maybe 8, i dreamed of talent to draw comic of cats but my talents were so... well, I just were REALLY bad artist .___.''' But, I love the expressions <33
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sarolta Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Onto so much good your drawings!!!Very COOL you depict the characters well,expressive the moves
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Nurvingiel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007   Photographer
Growltiger makes me think that you should also draw the entire cast of Cats. That would be the greatest ever.
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Tixtipocks Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
i think ive become rather obsessive with lackadaisy now. I get on the net every morning just to read it page, by page.

Its amazing how you do your backrounds and shading. Keep up the awesome work!
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Death-Of-A-Nation Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
God I love that row of diaogue:
"I think maybe I'd enjoy wearing it to your funeral. see I make compromise"

"thats not a compromise Viktor. Thats a threat. You always seem to get those mixed up"
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EvilLittleMinion Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
Let's see... I really like all the effort you put into the background. It really shows. The character's over exaggerated poses tell me how they might move and how they carry themselves. The colors, clothes, and items give it an overall 1920's look. My summarized opinion...
I'm envious.
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Dragonkid1212 Featured By Owner May 16, 2007   Traditional Artist
I like how Viktor only needs his one eye to make a statement.

Fear teh GLARE!!! :pirate:

On another note, I think you need to put in the sound effect for the violin string breaking. Just my opinion.

Otherwise, I agree with everyone else that your comics are just fabulous. :+devwatch:
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GunkataSamurai Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
As usual, just plain amazing. Keep 'em comin'.
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Malevolent-Mayhem Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
Spectacular composition and layout, and the dialogue works very well with the art.
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KJ6 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
Your comics are really...unique...
I love everything about them :D
And I would have to say that Viktor is my favourite character.

:+fav:
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marysbloodysheep Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
a big fat compliment about those amazin cats! i love cats and i love ur comics ur drawing style is so awsum!! =3
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ang3ll Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
well, i LUV Viktor! He's so cranky and bad-ass! xD

Yay, for your comic!
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elephantblue Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm on the verge of using foul language to express my love for this.
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Stand-In-The-Rain Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
Why does Ms.M only have one set of whiskers? i've noticed that throughout the comoc, and they always switch sides, but she never has two sets.
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Repto Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Hobbyist
Alright, I've got to put my two cents in for this one. So much I'd like to mention.

First, I think Viktor is damn sexy, what with his accent and just.. how he looks. Heck, you make all the cats look sexy. XD Anywho, but I really like Viktor.

As always, love the writing, drawings, and especially all the expressions! Such an inspiration!

I really like how you made one of Horatio's eyes white, so that it looks like he's wearing a monocle. Nice touch. :D
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360eyes Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
WAAH! i love TOm! He's so funny!! xD
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Anuk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
this is what i call PROFFESIONAL work and CREATIVE :blushes:
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Ray-chan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Lol, like everyone else, Zib's taken a special place in my heart, too XD

I love your style. I never knew cats could look so sophisticated until I stumbled upon your comics. :3
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sakuraworld93 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
i dunno why
but that cat the one calling "zib,zib"
it`s just so funny
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Ssatch Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
Mmm. Viktor is still my favorite. The doorguard is cool looking.
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OnyxPaw Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
Viktor is my favorite character. How do you do zat perfect lighting? Vhat computer program do you use, if any for the toning and lightening techniques, or is it all just done by the pencil?

I LUFF the work, Dahling. Never stop. If this ever became a graphic novel, it vould fly off the shelves.

Victor is my favorite-

Oh. I said that allready. Sorry. ^_^;
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mattaspirit Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
fantastic o.O
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run-by-hugging Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Zib pretty much sums up every saxophone player I've ever known...both good and bad. Hope we get to see more of him ^.^

I dont' think I've commented before, but i'm really enjoying the comics. And I dont' mind the waits between them.
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Blazesnbreezes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
Your characters just have the cutest personalities! I love how Rocky just spazzed out there. Hehe, it's just like him to be like that :D And your new character Zib looks so cool! XD Amazing work, cant wait to see the next part of the comic!
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onthefritz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man. This is probably one of my favorites two pages you have done. The characterization is brilliantónot to mention pretty and fun to look at. You have such a way with expressions. Fantastic job!
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theangryscientist Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
i'm liking Zib. He's pretty cool. And seeing more of Miss M's character.
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RedDesertRose Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
*has strange desire to start shipping Mitsy and Zib*
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Baldur89 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
You have deserved a watch. I've always been intrigued by the 1930's and will continue to be reading your comics, among others.
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rufftoon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
All the work that you put into it, from the detailed backgrounds to the historical references all adds to the world you've created.
If you make yourself happy, you make us the readers happy. So keep being happy.
Another high quality page, as enjoyable to treasure as the rest. The story is moving along very nicely. I can't think of anything else to add but brilliant.
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Marx333 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
the art, the story, the character charisma, the "coloring", the clothing, the expressions.......priceless....T.T-b
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ISeeThee Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
Man alive! I love your style! And the setting, too!
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pastelwings4 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
that's great! my comics are sooo stupid! how do you draw them? or what program do you use please!? xp
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mosskat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
Why do I always get the feeling that mr. Rocky isn't as ditzy as he likes to let on?

beautiful art as always dear ^_^
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jezebel-polizia Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
your comics are beautifull! Outstanding and orignal... (and very cute) :+favlove:
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RyakuHaiiro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
Who cares if you take long? Take all the time you want! Screw those impatient bastards--they're impatient! You're doin' an awesome job here, and I appreciate the free entertainment. Because of you, I can live on! -heart-
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Hiro-Ryusei Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
WHAT TIME IS IT I THINK I HAFTA LEAVE!!! haha careful you! If you keep making your comic this hilarious it might sneak it's way into my everyday conversations. Causing much confusion and mass hysteria. Well maybe not mass hysteria, localized hysteria!
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