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Hmmmmm…..

Also! Tock wears a LOT of layers and corsets that hide her voluptuous form. While I love drawing her in those, truly, I feel like the fact that she’s plus-sized can easily be overlooked sometimes. 

May the next couple of pages serve to remind everyone how gloriously curvaceous she is! 💗

Also also:

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE – over the past 3 months I had been laid off from my day job (which is normally a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I’m very grateful for this, and hope to keep this momentum moving forward, as much as I can. 

That said, I did get the call to return to my day job last week. I am having difficulty adjusting to being back, and the change is impacting my ability to produce new pages.

I am going to be moving page scheduling to every other week, instead of weekly like I’d hoped. As I had said before in previous update commentary – thanks, always, for your patience with updates, dear readers. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates!

If anything else, schedule-wise, has to change, I will let you know as soon as I am sure.

I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help ❤

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Junefae Tock content and WBW promos!

Including today’s, which is technically not Junefae anymore, but catchup is needed!

But firstly:

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Day 3

From World Building Wednesday 91, in which we look at Dwarven smoke bombs – specifically, the ones Actia will be using in the comic proper.

Full post available here.

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Day 7

And Sunday Gnomedays!!

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Day 10

World Building Wednesday once more, in which we’re looking at a physical aspect of prayer to Carwen, Gnomish Goddess of Love and creativity, and Anosmia, Gnomish goddess of protection and destruction!

Full post available here ❤

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Day 15

Featuring Tock, finally!!

(This dress and hat are coming up in the comic proper soon, at long last, and I am so excited!)

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Day 17

This week, having taken inspiration from the content of the previous week – looking at a physical aspect of prayer to the Orcish sun god.

Full post available here ❤

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Day 23

Featuring Onna, since Tock got to be featured earlier in the month! Hmm, that cog looks mighty familiar….

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Day 24

This week, we’re looked a bit more at how Unicorns specifically act as guides to the Heart of Faerie, for those who know of and seek them.

Full post available here ❤

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Day 25

Coffee Dragon!! For my coffee-devoted, Dragony Llove Llady Llama in particular, but I hope you love them too 💜 – and though not canon yet, eventually canon, as we will be getting to dragons someday!

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Day 30

Ta da!!! “Tock is Pride 2020.” Tock is always Pride, and especially this month – Black Lives Matter, and Trans Lives Matter 🖤 May we carry justice and Faerie Love forward, no matter what month it is!

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And now, for World Building Wednesday 95: a quick moment between Mariatu and Reina, queen of the Elves and one of Mari’s best friends – and what this moment means.

Full post (and mini-comic!) available here!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Ooooooooooooh transitiony transition page!!

(Speaking of Carwen, directly ❤😁❤ And might that largest star look familiar? Hmm…)

Once again, more on Gnomish religion available here.

Thanks for your patience with updates, dear readers -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting REALLY close to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! I am trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but if the usually slow progress bothers you, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to that and the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Junefae bonus – D&D Rethinking Race

Other Junefae drawings available at Rachelillustrates, and I’ll be posting all Tock-related entries at the end of the month – BUT, this couldn’t wait ❤

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Oooooh spirity spirit things ❤

Tock’s connection to her gods is very important and will absolutely be impacting how she reacts to the quest unfolding around her. So, here’s a little taste of that (though she has mentioned Carwen before).

Carwen, by the way, is the Gnomish goddess of love and creativity! You can read more about her and the rest of the major Gnomish pantheon here.   And more about the specific prayer hand gesture Tock is using here.

Thanks for your patience with updates, dear readers -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting REALLY close to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! I am trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but if the usually slow progress bothers you, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to that and the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Getting back to some happiness and optimism!

Thanks for your patience with updates, dear readers -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting REALLY close to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!!  I am trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but if the usually slow progress bothers you, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to that and the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


This page muted until June 10th

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From today until next Wednesday, June 10th, this account and all my other social media will be muted in order to help make space for BIPOC voices to be heard. I will still be posting patron-exclusive bonuses over on my Patreon site, but everything else is paused, including JuneFae, which will resume after this week of space.

🖤 Please keep aware, everyone, and LISTEN 🖤

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 90

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
In honor of Mermay (finally! Nearly missed it!) we’re looking at a bit of the history of the Merfolk in Tock’s realm, and the place Selkie once held – and now hold.

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~** Page 100 **~

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Backstory and denial!

Aaaaaaaaand:

That makes *3* new pages this month, including this milestone one!

I am so grateful to be telling Tock’s story, and to all of you for sticking around so long to read it. If you’re struggling with a project dear to your heart – from my own experience, I implore you not to give up. All progress, however small, is progress. And as Sam’s gaffer says, “It’s the job that never gets started that takes the longest to finish.” (“Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring,” JRR Tolkien)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 89

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
Today, we have a significant update to Actia’s personhood, and the name of Tock’s pocket of Faerie!
Actia’s performance garb is the Ruffled Romper from Harmonic Threads, and will also include their Hooded Shrug.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Sunday Gnomedays 5-17-20

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Time again 💕

This isn’t exactly what I’d hoped it would be, with my creativity levels being impacted by loss and grief and world conditions – BUT, this weekend something monumental happened in the world of all-ages animated television (and something else in adult-oriented animated television too), so I wanted to do what I could to honor that amazingness.

💫💗 I’m so grateful that I got to see what happened happen in my lifetime. 💗💫

Thank you to everyone involved in “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” (especially the amazing Noelle Stevenson) and everyone involved in DC Universe’s “Harley Quinn” too. We are blessed.

So, on that note, here are two sapphic “Tock the Gnome” style noblewomen being safely and lovely in love. And in case you missed it yesterday, a new page is available now too! Hope you enjoy it, and are this day (and all days) enjoying…

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🎶”Get off my case, I won’t saaaaaaay it!”🎶
This page fought me SO MUCH. But I’m happy with it now, and grateful that we are getting such a great series of Tock Faces out of this scene. Hehe.
Also, a progress note! -Thanksforyourpatiencewithupdates. We have just hit my first goal on Patreon, so at least one page a month is now guaranteed!! I’m trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but iftheslowprogressbothersyou, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 88

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week we’re looking a bit more at the practice of worshipping Anosmia, goddess of destruction and protection in the Gnomish pantheon.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


“Pride Wings” – and an announcement!

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Finished up last month’s Ranger bonus drawing for some self care (and to use for the new footer image for Webtoon episodes! ). There’s another one up today, we’re almost caught up to the current pages!
And that would make me nervous, exceeeeeeept:
🌼🎉With the generosity of my  patrons, I have hit my first goal on Patreon, which now guarantees monthly pages AND  upgrades the Ranger/Paladin bonus to an ink drawing instead of a pencil illustration!!! 🎉🌼
Imagine I am dancing with you, because I am. We’re making a beautiful Faerie ring together and I can’t wait, with your help, to grow Tock’s story and world more and more!
Extra shoutouts and patron-welcomes to Sarah, Aunt Nomie (who upped her pledge) and Bryndon, I hope you enjoy the extras and please comment/message me anytime if there’s anything you’d like to see more of. And to Kate, whose feedback is so constant and indispensable, my word. And to ALL of you – I treasure your support and faith in me. Truly.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 87

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Time for another patronsonly world building post, dear readers! And thanks again for your patience last week.
This week, we are looking at Unicorns in Tock’s pocket of Faerie – what is believed about them, ways they might come into being and what place they hold, etc.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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🎶”No chance, no way, I won’t saaaaaaay it!”🎶

Also, I enjoy Bumble’s happy moments, but salty Bumble is truly the Best Bumble.

Thanks for your patience with updates -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting REALLY close to my first goal here 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!

WIP on this and other pages here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Belated Blessed Beltane

🎶 Love love love 🎶

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Good very-late-evening, or good very-early-morning, depending on when/where you’re reading this!

Drew this a couple of days ago, as a gift for my Llove, on Beltane 🌼💗🌼 I hope it was a blessed day for all – May all be loved and nurtured and true to themselves, that sacred day, today and all days (featuring a nonbinary Dwarf and Gnome couple of “Tock the Gnome”style, of course)!

Stay tuned for regularly scheduled Sunday Gnomedays later ❤

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

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WBW delay

Hello dear readers 🖤

It has been a really long week – on top of the stress of errands-running, I had some extra appointments (which I’m really grateful for, thank goodness for phone calls and Zoom meetings) BUT that’s been a lot more taxing on my energy than I expected. As such, World Building Wednesday is delayed. At best, it will be up later this week – at worst, it will resume next week.

To check out previous WBWs, click the ‘world building’ tag on my Patreon (link below)! Thanks for your patience 🎩💕

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Only a week and a day since the last one! A small blessing. I am hoping to keep up a similar momentum as this quarantine goes on. Fingers crossed, dear readers.

Also, a note on the pajamas – Bumble’s the one who packed their pack, and would have asked Tock what she wanted to bring for herself (bringing his own jammies and a change of clothes, but not intending on doing her any favors, as he was very irritated with how she handled Onna in the first place). So Tock thought of the fancy clothes she’d need for any official meeting, but not being familiar with how trade goes, didn’t think of them having to  sleep over. As such, her outfit here is a one piece bloomer that she was already wearing underneath her previous outfit. Luckily, she is a girl who rolls with the punches and lands on her feet ❤

UPDATE: I missed coloring Bumble’s cap in the last panel, my apologies! That has now been corrected, the plot itself was not impacted.

Thanks for your patience with updates -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal here 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!

WIP on this and other pages here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 86

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! One that connects directly to the most recent page and provides one more piece of the puzzle that is Onna Kin-breaker.
As you can see on page 96, Onna is stricken by the scars on the Hogdragons she’s sheltering with. At first glance, this may imply that the Hogdragons are being badly treated, BUT all is not as it seems…..

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Ta daaaaa, first full night scene page!! I have been dying to get to use this grey paper, and I am SO happy with how it looks. Test images of how I handled the green tones on it (since some of the pencils I use show up very differently here than on the white paper….and some not as differently as I’d planned!) are available in this and this WIP post(s).

As for the plot – yes, poor Onna 😦 But more shall be revealed as we move forward! I promise, I still believe in happy endings.

Thanks for your patience with updates -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal here 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!

WIP on this and other pages here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Sunday Gnomedays 4-19-20

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Once again 🗻

This one absolutely inspired by and drawn amongst my notes from some of the wonderful Changeling Artist Collective‘s Changeling Con panels I attended this weekend. Special shoutouts to my friends Maegan Cook and Jill Hoffman for making me aware it was going on, the whole collective for putting it on in the first place, and Amanda Makepeace (also of Earth Ritual Art) for her Friday night panel that really resonated with me.

As for this Gnome – she seems to harken back to the ancient past of the “Tock the Gnome” Queendom, thus being an ancestor of Queen Arella and her progeny, Queen Adamine (who is currently in power). More on them and more backstory always available on my Patreon.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 85

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week, we have a story. A glimpse at what happened – what it felt like – when the Gnomes lost their magic.

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“Tock the Gnome” webtoon update!

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Episode 12 of “Tock the Gnome” is now available on Webtoon!

Contains existing pages 77 to 79, in the horizontal scrolling format that Webtoon features. All previous pages are available to read there, too! So if you haven’t read the comic, and you’re more of a fan of that manner of reading than page by page, please go take a look 💚 Link is above.

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