Lackadaisy: Volume 1
by Tracy Butler
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Pub Date 16 Apr 2024 | Archive Date Not set
Letter Better Publishing Services, Iron Circus Comics
"A historically detailed and profoundly weird world, with dynamic art and nonstop mayhem purring along." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Beautifully captures the visual style of the Jazz Age.” — BOOKLIST
It’s 1927 and Prohibition is in full effect in St. Louis, Missouri. Organized crime has risen to meet the relentless demand for illicit alcohol. Bootleggers, gangsters, and might-makes-right rule dominate the city’s underworld, fueled by the patrons of speakeasies — speakeasies like Lackadaisy.
Hidden under the unassuming Little Daisy Cafe and run by the widowed and strong-willed Mitzi May, Lackadaisy holds its own in a rough-and-ready world, where you're either holding the gun or taking the bullet. But will tenacity, class, and a little bit of crazy be enough to ensure the survival of Mitzi and her gang?
A keepsake collected edition of the cult classic, Eisner Award-nominated webcomic!
Average rating from 12 members
I'm a long time fan of Tracy Butler, and to see this book published in this gorgeous format is delightful! I'm especially thrilled that all the little extras made it in at the end - those flashback stories are some of my favourites, and the full colour art is simply gorgeous. Can't wait for the second volume - even though I'd read the story before as a webcomic, it was just as good this time around! Highly recommended.
I've been reading Lackadaisy as a webcomic for a while now and I absolutely love it! The art is gorgeous, the characters are all extremely well written, and the story is phenomenal! Glad to see that it is getting a graphic novel adaptation.
Lackadaisy is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel revolving around a speakeasy of the 1920s prohibition era. The characters are all cats. Just like the 1920s there are gangsters, deals under the table, and a lot of tommy guns.
I liked the eccentricity of the characters and the art was phenomenal. The pacing and character point of views was rather hard to follow at the beginning; it would switch from one page to the next. You’re following Rocky, then Ms. M, then others. There are a few things I am trying to figure out, the age range this is written for? And where this graphic novel is going? Since I had trouble following some of the minor intricacies of the plot, I don’t know the reason for some of the characters. I guess that would be made known in future novels. The artwork at the end is great! Love the color formats because it gave a better idea of what the characters looked like.
Illustrations - 5 stars!
Storyline - 2.5 or 3 stars
Overall: 3.5 - round up to 4 stars
Thank you Netgalley and Little Better Publishing Services for this ARC. Looking forward to the next installment.
I LOVE Lacakdaisy!!! I've been following this artist for forever, since junior high! I knew it was only a matter of time before her work was published on paper as well as a webcomic. Cats in the roaring 20s!!!