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Page 52

"Tock the Gnome: The Rescue Quest," page 52

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Another page done :)

Also, trivia time – I started this comic because, back in 2010, I wanted to submit a shorter webcomic to Crossed Genres for the membership section of their website. If I’d gotten in, I would have had to limit the story to 52 pages (one per week for a year). So if that had been the case, this page – the 52nd – would have been the last one.

While it would have been nice to have a finished comic by now, and I do struggle with getting pages done, I’m still glad where I’m at now and how much further I’m able to go with the story as it has developed.


“Crashing the Ball,” illustration

"Crashing the Ball," ink and colored pencil, Tock the Gnome

Finished up this sketch :) Also neglected to mention in the sketch description that, apparently, Bumble counts down from high numbers when he’s stressed. As usual, Tock doesn’t notice.

And again, I hope to write something to go with this, so you might see it updated in the future.

Oh, and a Blessed Beltane/May Day, everyone <3


Sketch – Crashing the Ball

Pencil sketch, "Crashing the Ball, Tock the Gnome

There’s a good handful of things I’ve got laid out from Tock’s past, in terms of her previous chaos-making, and this is one of them. I plan on finishing the illustration up and writing about it…..but for now let me just say that at one point, she and her friend Eleanore (first seen here) got all fancied up and crashed a noble party – dragging Bumble along as their footman, of course.

Haven’t figured out the details, yet, but its a lot of fun :)


Sketch – Trust

This is not exactly canon, but I feel like something like this is inevitable.

"Trust," sketchwork, "Tock the Gnome"

Oh, Tock and Bumble.


Linework – Tock’s family

Tock's family, "Tock the Gnome"

Well, immediate family, that is.

Planning on adding a little color to this, but that hasn’t happened quite yet. Eventually.


Page 51

 

"Tock the Gnome: The Rescue Quest," page 51

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Happy new year, everyone :)

Also, still watermarking the pages now, and I didn’t do as much editing post-scan on this one. Please let me know if looks different in a bad way. And of course, thank you for reading.

 


Happy Holidays

Happy holidays from Tock and her crew!

 

Just a quick wish for a happy holiday season, to you and yours, whatever you celebrate :)

Thanks for reading. Hoping to end the year with Page 51, and fingers crossed for a more productive 2014.


Sketch – The Sprizzenfritz Family

Bumble's blood relations

 

A sketch I started a while ago, and just finished up, of Bumble’s immediate family (minus Tock). Lots of menfolk involved in Sprizzenfritz Airships, looks like….


Page 50

"Tock the Gnome," page 50

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Finally back to working on pages again :)

Also trying out a little something new – putting watermarks on the pages. Please let me know if its distracting/bothersome/etc.

Also also, for those of you reading from New York State, I’ll be attending the New York Faerie Festival tomorrow afternoon. Not as a vendor, just for fun. But still, if you see me there, feel free to say hi.

And thanks, as always, for reading.


In-progress updates on Tumblr

Hello dear readers, this is just a quick note to say that I’ve made progress on the next page, AND I’ve been posting said progress on my Tumblr.

So if you’d like to see how its coming along so far, please take a look there! And in any case, I plan to have Page 50 finished and posted here very soon.

Thank you all for sticking with me, I hope you like what’s coming :)


Page 49

"Tock the Gnome," page 49

 

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This is one of those moments where I’m sure, if logic prevailed, Bumble would try to have Tock committed.


Page 49 preview

There’s very little chance Page 49 will be up on time tomorrow, due to other claims on my time (as usual). The pencil work is done, though, and the ink work is just started, so I expect to have it up by Wednesday instead.

For your patience, though, here’s a preview of the first panel : )

Page 49 preview, "Tock the Gnome"


Sketch – Newlyweds

"Newlyweds," Tock's parents, "Tock the Gnome"

Confession time: The reason page 46 was a week late was because all my creative time that week went to a different project.

That project was something with which to propose marriage to my girlfriend of 9 years.

I had also drawn this to post as the filler piece that week (instead of the sketch I ended up posting), but life intervened and I ended up having to push my plans back.

But I’ve now asked her, and she said yes <3 So here this is finally too.

(If you don’t remember from before, these are Tock’s parents.)


Page 47

"Tock the Gnome," page 47

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Page 46

"Tock the Gnome," page 46

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Sketch – Eleanore and Tock’s Mother

My creative energies and time these past couple of weeks had to go to other things, so Page 46 will be up next Monday instead.

Instead, here’s something happening “off-screen”:

"Tock the Gnome" sketch, Eleanore and Tock's mother

Tock’s mother, as seen before here, questioning Tock’s friend Eleanore, as seen here, after she finds her gone.


Page 44

"Tock the Gnome," page 44

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Hot off the presses, but still officially the last page of 2012 :)

Have a great, and safe, New Year’s!

(Note: You also might notice that the Orc’s hair is a bit different now. I found the white linework in it, as originally seen in page 42, waaaaaaaaaaay too distracting. So that page will be updated later this week as well.)


Page 43

"Tock the Gnome," page 43

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Fun fact! Bumble is one of those people who only gets religious when he’s in mortal peril.


Page 42

"Tock the Gnome," page 42

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And here it finally is.

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Also, I made the file a bit bigger than usual, in order to make Bumble’s speech bubble legible. In case it isn’t though, he’s saying “Oh, all my rusted gearsprings.”

And as long as this size shows up okay, I’ll be keeping them this large from now on.


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Sketch – The House of White

More of one of the characters from this earlier bonus piece, with two other characters from her own story.

Again, what’s going on here will connect to Tock’s story eventually too, so I hope you keep them in mind.


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Aaaaaaaand we’re back to the argument they were in the middle of when the bird attacked, basically.


Page 38

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Tock has opinions about Bumble’s opinions, which are really someone else’s opinions.


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