Many thanks to the artists who worked on the scenes featured above!
- Directing and editing by Fable Siegel
- Animation/cleanup by Nico Smania, Nick, Marie-Ève Lacelle (Zebirdbrain), Adolfo Rodríguez, Annabel P.
- Compositing by Ashley Nichols
- Voices by Lisa Riemold, Belsheber Rusape, and Michael Kovach
- Sound design by M Gewehr
- Backgrounds and layout by Newt and Frog
- And blog written by Clint Pereira
I personally cannot WAIT until the Lackadaisy official short comes out.
I have been following the project since it’s Kickstarter was announced, so I hadn’t even heard of it until that time, but boy oh BOY was I glad I did. I read the webcomic, and I’m so ready for this to be turned into an animated short. The characters are all completely different from one another and interact gloriously, the story is interesting and engaging, and holy fuck.....THE ART. The art of both the webcomic AND the upcoming short are just phenomenal, Tracy Butler is a VERY good artist.
For those who don’t know, “Lackadaisy” is a story created by a woman named “Tracy Butler” about mostly gangster cats in the 1920’s, who struggle to run an illegal speakeasy after the law of alcoholism was banned. After their former leader and founder “Atlas May” dies, the speakeasy is run by his wife Mitzi, with a colorful cast of characters, mainly including the loud and dimwitted yet smart Rocky, the shy and adorable yet frustrated Freckle, and the innocent yet quick and spunky Ivy. An animated short has been in the works since I think 2019, with there being a Patreon, a Twitter account, and a YouTube channel dedicated to content!
If you haven’t checked the webcomic out, I highly recommend it, and even if you’re not interested in it, at least look at the amazing art style, because it’s a gem. Also consider supporting the upcoming animated short by Patreon, I’ll put links below! But man, despite the short being in the works for a LONG while, I’m still very excited. Progress has certainly been made, and the behind the scenes concept art and animation peeks they upload on their YouTube channel delight me every single time, because MY GOD GUYS, the work of the indie animation crew and creators are spectacular. The colors, the visuals, it all reminds me of a Don Bluth movie, and I’m so glad we’re getting more mature adult cartoons. I genuinely can’t wait! 😻💕