Cats + Prohibition = Lackadaisy!!! Love It!

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Lackadaisy-Volume-1-Cover-lackadaisy-25492863-800-731You know how you have those things that your friends tell you over and over again that you’ll love but you never get around to looking them up?  Well, that’s what it was like for me with this comic called Lackadaisy.  My friend has been telling me for at least a year now that I would really enjoy this comic.  I saved it on a reminder note on my iPhone but didn’t actually get around to reading it until this week.  So if you’re reading this buddy, you were right. I love it!

Lackadaisy_Cardshark_by_tracyjbI suppose if you know anything about my personality, it’s not really a big surprise.  Lackadaisy is a comic based in the prohibition era, but instead of regular people, the characters are drawn as humanoid-cats!!  As I’m sure you’ve all figured out from my recent Crazy Cat post I am a cat person. (Though oddly enough pretty much all of my friends are dog people.) And if you’re following my more creative weekly posts on my Tumblr, you’ve probably noticed that Prohibition is also an interest of mine from reading my flash fiction series Yes. But enough self-promoting. (Well, enough for this post anyway.)

Lackadaisy is self-described by its Facebook page as a monthly web comic about a “skeevy bunch of mugs running a 1920’s speakeasy and doing a rather terrible job of it.” I haven’t caught up all the way just yet, but I’m sure it won’t be much longer before I’ve reached the most recent post and I’m sitting around hitting the refresh button hoping that it will magically bring me more.  The artwork for the book is all beautifully done in sepia/black and white style.  Despite the fact that they’ve got cat faces and tails, it’s almost easy to think of the characters as real people as you read through their adventures.

c63ad75981338c7800c27b6897d68fcc-d4b7fggLike other web comics that I’ve found, Lackadaisy has a printed and bound volume that fans can purchase if they really fall in love with it.  Along with the book there are plenty of other fun items that fans can purchase to support the web series.  I’ve got my eyes on the Lackadaisy Club Pin modeled after the one that gets members into the speakeasy in the comic.  I don’t want to spoil anything for you BTs, but I will say that I love how the artists puff up the characters’ tails when they are in stressful situations.  It shows an excellent amount of thought and attention to detail as far as the creators are concerned.  Hope you all love this web comic and it doesn’t take you as long to get to it as it took me.

photo-10Keep Learning Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades



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