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Sunday Gnomedays 1-19-20

More Tock-related Gnomish devotional! Huzzah!

Rachel illustrates : fantasy art and Faerie devotion

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A bit belatedly due to life’s demands this weekend, but here we are!

Floofy sheep in honor of my amazing Llove Llady Llama, as they vended at Vogue Knitting Live! this past weekend.

(They’re coming home today, AND it’s our 16 year dating anniversary, so I am just…..yay 💗 I feel very blessed that they’re still with me. Here’s a flashback to art of our most self-representative characters in my comic, in celebration!)

(I now highly recommend drawing floofsome hugs when you miss someone, btw.)

And since this Gnome is clearly “Tock the Gnome” framed, I think that little sheep got lost within the Gnomish cities, somehow, and this noble Gnome is bringing them back to the farms on the surface. Noble Gnomes don’t get to interact with the life above very much, so I’m pleased she looks so lovingly comforted by the task! (More on the Gnomes of Tock’s…

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 73

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!

This week, we’re taking a quick glimpse at some of the forms the Heart of Faerie might choose to take, if it had to incarnate itself in the physical realm.

Click here for the full post (and more exclusive bonus art)!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 72, AND an announcement!

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!

This week, we’re looking at the flip side of an already established fact. Fae that are closer to the Heart of Faerie are non-detectable by non-magical beings – if that is so, what do they look like when non-magical beings do see them?

Click here for the full post, with more bonus art!

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ALSO!! Fun announcement time – due to popular demand, “Tock the Gnome” is now available on Webtoon!

Since the format for Webtoon is notably different from how I usually structure pages, I’ll be gradually uploading the existing comic content there, with a small update every Tuesday until I’m caught up to the current pages.

Click here to check it out!  

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Page 94

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Aaaaaaaaaaaand we’re back!!

Thank you very much for your patience, dear readers, during the Orcish Tent Correction. I am very, very relieved to be back to forward story motion and grateful to anyone who’s stuck around despite the delay!

Updates to the existing pages that needed edits will be happening asap – as I’ve mentioned on Patreon, the artwork for that is all finished, but the updated panels still need to be pasted into place. My photoshop skills are not the best, so that’s gonna take some time, but in the meantime I’ll be moving forward with new page production. Once edited, the scans of the updated panels will be available on Patreon, even before they’re put in their proper page places ❤

Thanks for your patience with updates in general, too -if the slow updates bother you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Where things are, lately

Good morning, dear readers 💚✨
Just wanted to share a bit about where things are, progress-wise.
Page 94 is actually done, as of 6am this morning! I am very busy with commissions this week, but hope to have it posted in the next couple of days, as well as proper scans of all the Orcish Tent Correction redraws.
My plan, as I move forward, is to post the redraw scans on Patreon as they are, and get them put in place on the existing pages as soon as possible – that isn’t going to be an immediate update (I need help with my Photoshop skills, so my amazing Wife will be stepping in to paste them into the old pages, and that will take some time). So I will be keeping the old pages up, for now, with a note about the upcoming edit and apology for the issue, and then replace them asap.
This also means the story will continue to move forward, from here, anyway! Production on page 95 will start tomorrow. I am so relieved to be getting back to new page creation and can’t wait for you all to see what’s next.
I am also hoping, this year, to create pages more regularly – I haven’t figured out exactly how to make that work, but scrambling to find only minutes each day to work on new pages is no longer okay with me. I need to make a change. More on that as I figure it out (or honestly, you might just see it working by more regular updates!). I also hope to get posted somewhere like Webtoon, for better exposure. Not to invoke the dreaded e-word, but platforms like that are growing rapidly, and it would be foolish of me not to give it a shot. I’ve been asked at pretty much every comic-related event I tabled at last year if I’m on there. So maybe it’s time to listen.
I’ll still be on here, of course, and all other sites I use to broaden the reach of Tock’s tale!
And don’t forget, you can always help me get to more regular updates by pledging on Patreon! Every pledge helps, no matter how small. The more I make here ➡ the less I have to be at my day job ➡ the more time I have for furthering this project! And of course, each pledge comes with some lovely benefits. More information on my main page.
Thanks for sticking with me, everyone. Hope the new year has been kind to you so far, and that you’re looking forward to the next steps in this journey we’re taking together!

Promo – World Building Wednesday 71

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Time for another patrons-only world building post!! A bit late for World Building Wednesday, but still.

Inspired by my own thoughts on Elves , Gnomes and Dwarves , this week we’re hearing an Elven take on where the Gnomes of Tock’s world came from.

Full post and full drawing available here, for all patrons!

(And don’t forget about my New Year’s sale, 20% off all items in my shop through Monday the 6th!)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 70

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! (And happy holidays to anyone celebrating!)
This week, inspired by the dElfcember prompt of “gratitude,” we’re looking a bit at Queen Reina’s life and ascension to Queenhood. – and a bit about another character believed to be connected to her, as well.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi