Gigi is the kitten I found last summer, late at night, hiding out under the cars in the office parking lot. She’s just over a year old now.
I let her outside in the backyard for a little while today where she skillfully stalked and captured…an apple. I didn’t have the heart to tell her she was doing it wrong.
I wish these were higher quality photos, but I didn’t have any that better demonstrated what an unrelenting goof she is.
1. They seemed like a natural fit for a story about morally ambiguous, shady or downright sinister characters (give or take a multitude of stray cat, alley cat, jazz cat, fat cat puns and idioms, and perhaps the oft repeated assertion that they are nature’s sociopaths). I suppose I just felt that the mythos of the cat and the mythos of the gangster resonated well on the same tightrope balance between villainy and charm.
To be perfectly honest, though, I was also predisposed. I like cats.
2. Cats are the only anthropomorphized animal in Lackadaisy and it will stay that way. Discussing it taxonomically is putting too fine a biological point on it, though. It’s not quite that literal. Each character is the concept of a person with a cat-like critter there to represent them for whatever visual interest, levity or playfulness that contributes to a story that, while grim at times, should never be dour.
3. Yes, I’ve been drawing all sorts of animals from realistic, cartoonish, or fantastical angles all my life. Most of it is either work related stuff I’m not at liberty to share here or older art that I’m reluctant to share here because it generally looks like garbage to me now. I’m there’s some interwebs sediment you could dredge up easily enough if you’re that interested in seeing my old anthro art, though.
Mordecai! (lackadaisy) Preferably hiding ontop of Victor to avoid something gross
"HOLD STILL WHILE I SHOOT HIM."
After Mordecai refused to give a local homeless man money, the frustrated mendicant decided to relieve himself in the hit man’s direction. Few things cause Mordecai to jump as he did, but he still asserts to Viktor, after they stuff the body in a cranny down a nearby alleyway, that if he had not made that strategic though uncharacteristic move, human waste might have splashed its way onto his shoes.
Had to think of what might actually cause mordecai to jump on viktor
Heheh. Almost any kind of vermin would do the trick, really…but that too.