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Page 54

"Tock the Gnome," page 54

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Aaaaand page 54 is up sooner than I expected when I posted earlier this morning :)

Also, lots of unexpected fantasy genre activism going on here lately.

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Sketch – Tock in gown

Pencil sketch, Tock in a dream gown, "Tock the Gnome"

Page 54 should be done soon, but in the meantime, here’s something slightly suggestive in terms of an upcoming theme in the story.

If you don’t mind spoilers, you can read more about that intention/inspiration here.

Thanks, always, for reading :)

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Sketch – Tock and the Unicorn

Sketch, "Tock and the Unicorn," Tock the Gnome

Really really really not canon (yet, anyway), and not sure where this came from. But yes.

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Sketch – Whoops

Sketch, "Whoops," Tock the Gnome

 

With most of the Orcish widow there beneath them, since they were drawn on the same page.

Also, intended this Gnome’s love to be a Dwarf, so I’m not sure why they’d be wearing a Gnomish hat. Hmm.

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Sketch – Tockverse women 1

 

Minor Spoilers for “The Rescue Quest” follow!!!

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Sketch, "Tockverse women 1"

 

An old old old sketch of four of the Tock the Gnome races, as ladies, that is. Clockwise from the front – Gnome, Brogh (as first featured here), Orc and Dwarf.

Will likely be doing another of these once more information gets revealed.

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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.

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Sketch – Tock Conflicted

Sketch, "Tock Conflicted," Tock the Gnome

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Design work – Tock’s dress

Tock design 2, "Tock the Gnome"

The original sketch I did of Tock’s most recent outfit. Still my favorite <3

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“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

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“Dance Lessons”

"Dance Lessons," illustration, "Tock the Gnome"

Remember this lineart? Well, finished it up.

Things are changing, yes, but I’m still very excited to see what happens with these two.

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Sketch – Tock with Ribbons

Sketchwork, Tock with Ribbons, "Tock the Gnome"

Something I did for fun a while back. Its been suggested that I finish this up and make stickers of it, so I just might :)

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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.

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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 :)


Bonus art – Dance Lesson

"Dance Lesson," linework, "Tock the Gnome"

 

No new pages yet, but to mark the day, I’m posting this in-progress piece of a certain Orc and a certain Gnome sharing a dance <3

This will be finished with simple color in the style of the comic pages eventually. And hopefully I’ll have something more to post soon. Thanks, as always, for reading.

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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.

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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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Page 41

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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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Page 39

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

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Slight change in updates

There’s going to be a slight delay in updates for the next couple of weeks, as I catch up on some paid commission work.

If you want to see what I’m up to in the meantime, I’ll be posting progress on those commissions and some work that’s already finished over on my website and my Tumblr.

Also, I’m thinking of switching the official update day from Mondays to Wednesdays. Any thoughts?

Thanks as always for your patience :)

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Page 37

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And we finally get to see Tock’s outfit from this part’s cover page in full! Probably my favorite clothes to draw so far.

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Sketch – (more of) Tock with Faerie

Does anyone remember those fantastic faerie stickers they used to sell at Hot Topic and Spencer’s with art by Amy Brown and Nene Thomas?

I think this is going to become a sticker like that.

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Page 36

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Apologies again for the wait, but here it is.

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Sketch – Gnome Woman with Magic

Not sure how canon her behavior is, but this is someone we’ve seen before and haven’t technically met yet.

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