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Lackadaisy Somersault by tracyjb Lackadaisy Somersault by tracyjb
Latest page. Rocky and Nina and oppressive amounts of wallpaper pattern.

Previous pages of the comic can be found in the Archive
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Rocky's real name is Roark?
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I borrowed a quote from this for my fan art titled "Life By the Sword".
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KatrinDay Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your style is amazing.
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MoonxScourge Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so where exactly does rocky live?
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dreameroftheblue Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Rocky so much- he always somehow makes me laugh, no matter what. :]
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SeaSaltIce-Cream Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
shoot, i think i commented on the whole album thingy.... :/
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ArsenicBlue Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AUNT NINA DONT PLAY DAT!!;)
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tonyweeman4 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
got a Q for U. what caused this Animosity between rocky and his family?
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Peggy-Says Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I think Nina hates him because he's a bad influence on Freckle.
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WolfxButterfly Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Writer
Nina doesn't HATE Rocky. She did raise him, after all. He, just like with everyone else pretty much, gets on her nerves. XD She does worry about his influence on Freckle, for sure. I'm sure she just wishes he would make better choices.
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kulekrizpy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
I think he's just generally known as the troublemaker of the family. :)>
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kristollini Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
I'm lovin' Aunt Nina.
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohmagawd... you didn't... yep, you did. That wallpaper is hand-drawn.

*urge to kidnap returning...*
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Writer
Oh my goodness, I absolutely adore Aunt Nina! Just out of curiosity, have you read Steinbeck's novel, East of Eden? If you have, she reminds me of Liza Hamilton, who's the old-fashioned irish mother who feels as though smiling and laughter is a gateway to sin. :XD: we're reading it in my english class.
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ninetailednaruto99 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Student General Artist
These comics are VERY well made!!! I'm really interested by your work, well done. :D
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meteored Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
I've got a question.. I did a quick Google search and didn't come up with much, so what's the Dixie and Lee reference referring to? I just got really curious about it.

By the way, just received the book in the mail. Fantastic work!
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Where are you from?  If you're from the U.S., you ought to know about the Civil War (or War of Northern Aggression if you're from the South), how Dixie refers to the South land and who General Robert E. Lee was.  Didn't you ever read a history book or have anyone teach you American History?
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Aveoxus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
lol, Dixie is the Civil War time song that characterized the south, and General Robert E. Lee was the main Southern opposition to the Union. You can see how they would get along heheh ^~^
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meteored Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Ohh, that makes sense. xD I never knew that about Dixie being the theme song. Thanks so much! (:
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Aveoxus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
lol, no prob ^^
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Tigerbread888 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
This is one of my favourites XD "Ooh, my lucky tie!" lol :XD:
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katarthis Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This last one was wonderful. It makes me wonder... how long will it take for my Lackadaisy collection to arrive...?

k
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tracyjb Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Do you mean a book order? If you're in the US, it usually seems to take between 4 and 10 business days to arrive. Outside of the States, it's a little harder to gauge - it would depend on where it's being shipped.
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katarthis Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Yep. Okay, that's what I was thinking. I swear the postal service is out to deny me my mail. Thanks for the feedback!

k
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CloudTheory Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this comic. It never fails to make me laugh.
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whisperpntr Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Student General Artist
I love how he practically destroyed his shin but he's so happy he has clean laundry. Priceless.

My cousins, who are extremely hard to please artwise, always commented on your artwork as having really great expressions.

I showed them your color paintings and they were blown away. They aren't even house cat fans.
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HViciPrice Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if I've said this before, but Freckle's mother is characterized very well. You don't see tough old ladies of her type in comics very often.
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AuroranWings Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student General Artist
I loved this bit! Very funny, I love his interactions with this aunt. :)
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Loonalily Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
I love Rocky... He just has the BEST facial expressions... its the teeth. :D
Does anyone else think a good voice actor for Rocky would be Nathan Lane?
Or just me?
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Only thing is, the guy I know doesn't have the means of recording his voice or the knowledge of how to get it on the internet for us to show everyone.
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
No, not Nathan Lane.  Too high and effeminate.  You'd have to do some searching about the streets to find some unknown voice that fits.  The closest actor voice I can think of would be Seann William Scott's when he played that opossum in the Ice Age series.  I also know a guy who's voice fits pretty well with Rocky's appearance, actions and dialogue.
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
A few others have mentioned Nathan Lane too, actually. It's an amusing thought. =)
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Loonalily Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Its the eyebrows, a similar trait between them. :D
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
The guy I know also has big eyebrows.
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AikoAkaNeko Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I just looooooove Lackadaisy X3
I can't wait untill more comes up!!!! :heart:!!
:3
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Skuldier Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
I just read the whole comic thus far on your site. It's so sad you're only this far since it's not your full time job. Great work, I love Rocky's face so much.
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Pentecost Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Ha! I was thinking while I was reading this that it must've been quite a pain to do all that wallpaper!
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IcecoldAngel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
This is actually the only thing I have found on deviantart that I would buy if I knew where.

do you sell Comicbooks? ^^
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zanessa4ever Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Yes, she does. Go on over to the link in the comments, then to the store.
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Iron-Heart-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Nina is awesome.
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SethSoraFett555 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love reading these I walways ger a laugh or 20, lol.
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love your comics :) If you ever turn this into a book ill buy it :)
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Rinian Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yes, all the while I was reading, I was thinking about those wallpaper patterns. You are amazing.
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ExemplarX3 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
3rd row down, the frame at the right end. Rocky looks so peaceful there. Well done as always :3

*grips seat waiting for Calvin to be more amazing than he already is*
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JRingt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
I have been keeping tabs on your on-line comic for a while and have loved every single page! You have kept fantastic detail to the time setting as well as the mindset of the time.
I have enjoyed a lot of your art since the days of your fantasy works. In fact, was able to get the original art of the character Anton d'Avoirdupois from the Iron Claw RPG.
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chaos-shadow Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Is it me or are these lines getting cleaner? Ha ha.
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shadowithil Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
loooooooooove it!!!!!!!!!![link]
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Darkmoose84 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
This has been one of the best web comics I've read in my life. I love the historical reference and colorful characters, each one having their own set of merits and flaws. While a lot of it is light-hearted, and you've occasionally drawn the characters in the humorous fashion of older cartoons (especially when Rocky makes a blunder in this situation), you still don't excuse the harshness and violence this life they lead brings them. It breaks away from the typical "Cats Don't Dance" feel and gives it something an older audience can enjoy as well. I'm curious to see where this story is going and how it's going to turn out for everyone.

I'm also curious as to see how each of them would react to the 30's Great Depression, the 40's World War II, or, for that matter, how their kittens would react to the 50's Cold War or 60's social revolutions.

But anyways, I just recently discovered where I could actually read them in succession. I'm on page eleven now and plan to read more soon. Keep up the great work; your artistry is flawless and your writing is genius.
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shaedey Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
lol, rocky cannot escape :mwahaha:
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
I love this page! You do such an amazing job at creating entertaining dialogue, and the expressions are as always amazingly perfect! :D
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