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Lackadaisy Rumrunner by tracyjb Lackadaisy Rumrunner by tracyjb
This is one out of a set of pages I've been working on that will serve as part of the story introduction once I get the web site up. The blank space in the first panel is a little weird, I know, but it's reserved for the last bit of narrative that will appear, segueing into the 'proper' comic.

I got tired of struggling with my own handwriting for the lettering, but I felt like using some other font was cheating somehow, so I created a font from my handwriting (a neat-i-fied version of my handwriting). That was tedious, let me tell you...but I think it works pretty well.

The boat is a sternwheel diesel tow (common on the Mississippi at the time as diesel was replacing steam driven riverboats). I figured it might be hard to make out what it is because only the bow is visible.

Rocky's a blast to draw. He's all eyebrows and teeth.
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:iconmissrelena:
missrelena Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Eyebrows, teeth, & a mouth that won't quit while he's ahead. I love Rocky!
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:iconntoonz:
NToonz Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Eyebrows and teeth? Well, for a little while longer, sure.
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:iconlilyjamesship:
lilyjamesship Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he reminds me of Leonardo Di Caprio :P
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:iconkillerspiderwebs:
killerspiderwebs Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
okkkk question: HOW THE HELL DDO YOU DRAW YOUR BACKGROUNDS???? HOLY SON OF A DOOR KNOB I COULD NEVER EVER DRAW THAT GOOD!!
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LIAMODEARME Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Interface Designer
lawl he pulled him into his fist o.o cleaver...
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:iconrainbowme:
Rainbowme Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
I like what you did with the handwriting. I've been thinking about doing that for my own comic, how did you do it?
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:iconcupidcomet77:
Cupidcomet77 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
One word: O-W-C-H.
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:iconnimelf:
NimElf Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
how did you make your own font??
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:iconhanada-chan:
Hanada-chan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Yes!!! Rocky-san does look like fun to draw!!
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:icondifuoan:
Difuoan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
You're awesome! ^^
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:icontommy-tonebender:
tommy-tonebender Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, I love the fact that you actually made your own font usuing your handwriting. Brilliant.
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:iconnightshadow13:
NightShadow13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
I absolutely adore your comic!
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:iconzombieart:
ZombieArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
ouch that looks painfull
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:iconsqueriel-kin-chan:
squeriel-kin-chan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
NNNOOO!!!!!!!! * kills everyone except the boat cat and Rocky *
ROCKY = Thanks !
*HUGS TO DEATH!!*
ROCKY = OOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!
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ask-suyo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Student General Artist
You made your own font!! Using your own handwriting!! That's awesome!! I love how you drew the cats too!! I can't draw animals for beans!
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WhoKnowsWhat Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
Ahaha, Rocky! I love this so much, I love your comics :D
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007   Photographer
Rocky definitely has more teeth than them :) He must be like a shark in that they just slide back in after he loses them. And how do you make your handwriting inot font? That is amazing, and it looks really good!
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:iconmsdevin92:
MsDevin92 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
OUCH! That's gonna leave a mark...
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:iconjohngrave:
JohnGrave Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Student Digital Artist
ouch! that must hurt!
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:iconloverofsherry:
LoverOfSherry Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007   Writer
Aaaaaaah! Nooooooo! Rocky!!! *hides eyes*

I can't wait for more!
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:iconnataliemoorman:
NatalieMoorman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
i love it! i've been on the website and it's really funny!
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MakeshiftKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
ok, love the comic, but dont quite get the comic content. Is Rocky stealing alocohol from those guys?
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:iconinuhime:
InuHime Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Owch. In the eye? Dx Poor Rocky. *sympathy* Well drawn, though. It did look painful. Good work on the font, I like it. Consistant style! :D
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Amedyr Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I made my own font as well! :D
It was back when I was working on my graduation project (I chose comics). I didn't want to use a font made by someone else cause copyright issues are such a pain... so I went and made my own.
And yeah, it's a pain.
And we use lots of accent marks in Portuguese, so that was an extra pain.
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:iconmuse-of-nightmares:
muse-of-nightmares Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Oooo...owies...poor Rocky...

~NightMare :mangapunksai:
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:icond-r-agon:
d-r-agon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Student
Rocky is hilarious- just the way his mouth keeps on running. :D i love this comic!
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BlueKrystalFox Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
Rocky makes me giggle. Ouch,the only thing worse than being punched is being pulled into the punch.*favies*~<3
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:iconchrisgil:
Chrisgil Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Student Digital Artist
*Cries* Rocky!! Poor kwitty-kat!! *huggles him after he gets beaten up*

I'm so mesmerized by the expressions and shading *-*
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GlacierK Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Oh dang, poor Rocky.
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:icondagfari:
Dagfari Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006   Photographer
We all just hate when villains don't play by the rules and whomp somebody without warning while said somebody is trying to maintain a decent conversation.
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:iconkurai-netsu:
Kurai-Netsu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Rocky! *huggles what's left of him after they're done beating him up*
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:iconsalukisan:
salukisan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
very very nice work, love the focus on the characters
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:iconelgatto:
ElGatto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006
Rocky!! XD
This one is really funny. I liked the ending. Rocky tends to be all mouth, doesn't he? lol
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:iconwallflower-chan:
wallflower-chan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
oh this is so awesome! the expressions are adorable! :clap:
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:iconmmo-freak:
MMO-freak Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006
i want more! must have more! :crazy:




realy this is probably some of the best stuff i've seen in a while, and i read a LOT! of comics and thist stuff is realy realy good. did u got to school some where to learn how to draw this good?... and could u tell me where i wana go
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Formel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
All eyebrows and teeth but that's what gives him that miscievous face! And that must have hurt! Poor Rocky, I am getting obsessed with your charaters! But That is a good thing!!!!!!!!YAY
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:iconblackpotion:
BlackPotion Featured By Owner May 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
loveeeeee it!!!! :D
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:iconlawza-the-doomed:
Lawza-the-doomed Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
Wow. I can't wait to see more of the comic!
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ChickenfoxStudios Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, and I just noticed how cool it is in panel 6 when the speech bubble goes behind the trees. Sucker for the creative bubbling am I ^_^ I reaaaallly cannot wait for this to go up on it's site O_O It's a webcomic, right? So we could put a link to it in our links section, right? <_<
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:icontracyjb:
tracyjb Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
If you want to link to it, sure! =)
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ferret2honey Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
alsome cool how you draw
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jonasfx Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
just a lil critique here; the ?/oh hell panel didn't work for me. in fact, I didn't see it the first time I read this. don't know exactly what made me do that. but I would recommend you to put the oh hell bubble on the lower side instead of the top of the panel.

anyway, been a bit of a fan of your lackadaisies for a while now. looking forward to seeing the webpage starting up~
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:iconpozem:
Pozem Featured By Owner May 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice comic.
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:icondelvennerim:
Delvennerim Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
I'm curious, are the sepia tones added with marker, or do you photoshop those?
Very nice style - clean. I like.
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:iconalyssa2004:
alyssa2004 Featured By Owner May 9, 2006
Actually, I really like that font. I'd download it and use it on my comp, but that wouldn't be cool, it gives the strip that *zing* of originality and coolness.
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glass-peanut Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
Woah, awsome.

How do you make a font?
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:iconthe-misfit:
The-Misfit Featured By Owner May 5, 2006
aww! poor Rocky!
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BrothaJeff Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Man I love the 1920's and 30's era. It was a classy era with the nice cars the nice clothes. The sweet mafia stories. And to put cartoon cats in that era is such a good idea! You must have a lot of fun drawing these comics!
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:icontracyjb:
tracyjb Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006
I do indeed. It's shamelessly self-indulgent, really. =)
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Akabane-ONaomii Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
hahaha I love looking at Rocky
he is an adorable character XD

and I must watch you, for I enjoy looking at these characters soo much X33

I can't wait for more X33
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