We continue our month-long cat celebration with another feline-themed webcomic, one of the rare gems I've been wanting to feature in this blog but was waiting for the perfect time to do it. I'm talking about Lackadaisy Cats (www.lackadaisycats.com)!
Lackadaisy Cats is the brainchild of Tracy Butler, and in her own words, is about "a gang of tenacious (if not shady) characters running a St. Louis speakeasy in the era of Prohibition. I suppose it falls somewhere in the realm of historical fiction, parody, dark comedy, and abject nonsense." Oh, and all the characters are anthropomorphic cats!
You might think a comic populated with cute-looking cat people will be all fun and games, but its not. It's the 1920's, an era where Tommy guns barked in the streets and alcohol flowed like sweet sweet rivers of magic. Lackadaisy Cats is a story of liquor, double crosses, hope and love sung to the tune of jazz music in shady speakeasies. Meaning it's darn good.
And the art. Oh my lord, the art.
Lackadaisy Cats isn't known for updating regularly, but for good reason. The art is gorgeous. And I don't mean it in my stereotypically flamboyant way. I mean the art is literally gorgeous, beautiful, each page a piece of art worthy of inclusion in any gallery. Butler's rendering is freaking masterful, and I love how the sepia tone evokes the feeling of the Roaring 20's.
If you're looking for a comic that delivers quality art with a story worth coming back for every update, then Lackadaisy Cats is for you!