Question & Answer

What textures did you use for the newest pages if any? [Ex; The clockwork on Contretemps, Mordecai's fur on Calinda, etc!] It looks really good.
asker photo Anonymous

Thank you.  There’s a soft grainy overlay across the whole thing, made from a scan of a piece of paper.  Otherwise, there aren’t any textures applied - it’s just pencil art digitally modified with various standard Photoshop brushes.

Question & Answer

When you do digital paintings, how big do you make your canvas? Love your art, love your characters. Thanks.
asker photo Anonymous

Hi - thanks!  I usually work on canvases with length/width pixel dimensions somewhere in the 3500 to 6000 range.

Question & Answer

Does the real Ivy(The one you based the ever cute character on) like being held or is she not one of those cats?

Question & Answer

You probably get this asked a lot, but I was wondering - will there be a restock on the physical copies of Lackadaisy?
asker photo Anonymous

The publisher just made the last few remaining soft cover books available in the 4de store.

It’s time for another print run.  Hopefully that will be taken care of within the next few months and they will reappear on Amazon (don’t mind the independent retailers listing the book at absurd prices).

Cinema

prozdvoices:

Lackadaisy Calinda Fandub

doiihachirou asked:

Ooh! Oooh! pleaasee do the new comic page for Lackadaisy!! <3 omg I LOVE your Mordecai!!! It’s like you were born for him and he was made for you! You fit sooo perfectly! And also Nicodeme Savoy! GEEZUS! <3 You’re FANTASTIC with both of them!!!

Here you go!

Original comic by Tracy J. Butler

http://www.lackadaisy.foxprints.com/

Serafine and female cat voiced by voiceskeri

Mordecai, Nico, and hotel clerk voiced by me

Edited by me

Aaaugh <3 <3 <3

Clothing/Fashion Reference

temporalequinox asked you:
Hi! I love your comic and I’ve been working on a vintage inspired story myself for the passed few years now, but I can never find a great source for clothing of the time period my story takes place in. Do you by any chance have an accurate source that you look to for reference?

nosunlightinthecity asked you:
I’m wondering where you researched 20’s fashion and style (and language!). My own foray lead me to nothing but cheap flapper costumes, but I’m hoping to be more put-together for this themed museum event. I’d love any nudge in a good direction. Thank you in advance!
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Hi, guys! Here are some online places you can find authentic period clothing reference from the past 130 years or so:

  • Old clothing catalogs. There are a lot of them archived in book form for pretty reasonable prices on Amazon. Scans from these catalog collections are plentiful online too - easy to find with a Google Image search.

  • Old photographs. There’s no better reference than real actual people wearing real actual clothing. Shorpy is a goldmine. Also, it may or may not be common knowledge, but the US Library of Congress site has a huge online archive of historic photographs. (Obviously, that’s a pretty American-centric source, but I imagine many internet-friendly nations have a rough equivalent.)

  • Vintage clothing stores. There are quite a few of them with fairly extensive online catalogs - just be careful to look for actual vintage articles of clothing as opposed to vintage style clothing loosely based on history.

  • Museum collections. The Metropolitan Museum, for instance, has a very large collection of historic clothes and ensembles by historic designers (Vera Maxwell, Coco Chanel, etc) available for perusal on their site (pick Collections>Search collections). There are a number of tumblr blogs out there too, like OMGthatdress, featuring such pieces with search tags that might make it easier to find what you’re after. 


I hope that helps.
If anyone has other resource recommendations, feel free to share!

Magic Lantern Projector

I had a couple of requests for Valentine themed art in my ask box, so here’s some Mitzi and Zib from way back when (late, of course, because that’s how Tracy do).

Imagery

thurinusworks:

Tracy Ponysona 2 by thurinus
Created an updated ponysona for lackadaisycats!

So does my friend Jay.  I&#8217;m lucky to know so many talented, creative people.

thurinusworks:

Tracy Ponysona 2 by thurinus

Created an updated ponysona for lackadaisycats!

So does my friend Jay.  I’m lucky to know so many talented, creative people.

Imagery

titancity:

The HMS Inexorable, flying over a (mostly) rebuilt Manhattan after the Peace.
I’ve picked up a few technical and aesthetic tricks over the past few months, so I may revisit some of my earlier paintings in the ‘Spacecraft of the First World War’ project.

My friend Mike makes amazing things.

titancity:

The HMS Inexorable, flying over a (mostly) rebuilt Manhattan after the Peace.

I’ve picked up a few technical and aesthetic tricks over the past few months, so I may revisit some of my earlier paintings in the ‘Spacecraft of the First World War’ project.

My friend Mike makes amazing things.

Magic Lantern Projector

Hehe.  Not sure what to feel about it, but they kinda look better this way.

(Source: claudia-cher)