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Bonus sketch – Illegal (and progress update!)

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Something bonusey for extra Sunday Gnomedays (drawn last night, but busy weekend means late posting!). My Wife and I are rewatching Veronica Mars in preparation for the new series, and as usual, Veronica and Wallace are giving me major Tock and Bumble feels.

(Don’t worry Bumble, I don’t think Tock would actually do that well in jail either 😅🎩💕)

As for current progress!

The Orcish tent redesign is going very well, slowly but surely. This week’s World Building Wednesday will feature the Chief’s-tent redesign and how/why that differs from their usual homes. The week after that, if all goes to plan, will feature the Great Hall’s redesign, and then I’m on to making page adjustments! Thank you for your patience, dear readers. I promise we will be back to forward story progress as soon as possible.

In the meantime, my daily “Tock Time” has gone to making progress on this month’s Ranger level bonus drawing (which will be a finished ink and subtle color piece this month instead of just a pencil illustration). WIPs on that are available for all Rogue level patrons, too, in lieu of the page progress WIPs I would usually be posting more regularly. Click here to check those out, too!

Thank you all, very much, for your patience again and for your enjoyment of Tock’s story always!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 51

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

This week, as you might have expected, we are looking at a basic redesign for Orcish tents (to be used in all previous page correction and future pages). Full design work and notes available to all my patrons – click here for the full post!

And to see examples of what comes with pledging me, click here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

 


Page 94 production paused due to unintentional cultural appropriation

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Page production is on hold until further notice, and I have an apology to make.

When I first designed the Orcs of Tock’s world, I chose to have them live in yurts because I simply and ignorantly thought yurts are lovely and wanted to draw them. I did not consider their history and cultural context at all, and in doing so have paid a striking disrespect to the cultures they come from.

It doesn’t matter that Tock’s story takes place in a Faerie setting away from that context – human inspiration still needs to be taken responsibly, and I wasn’t thinking or acting responsibly at the time. I did not intend to appropriate anything, but I have, and I am truly sorry, especially to anyone who may have been offended by what has been depicted in the comic.

I intend to correct every page that features the yurts, which will take some design adjustment and redrawing. More information on my timeline for that asap. In the meantime, bonus art and weekly bonus worldbuilding will be up as scheduled on Patreon.

Thanks very much to all of my readers for your patience while I correct this issue 💗

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Happy Pride 2019!

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Happy Pride Month everyone ❤

This piece counts as June’s Ranger level bonus for my patrons – viewable now, for all, as part of the Open House !

ALSO, as a special treat, all new and existing patrons at any pledge level will get a print of this image in the mail (along with a bonus sticker)! If you’re not pledging yet, just sign up by midnight on Sunday 6/30 to get one for yourself! ❤

Click here to pledge!

And/or click here to view this month’s Open House posts, and see what rewards come with supporting me!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 49

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Time for another (usually) patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
For those of you visiting Patreon for the open house – each week there is a new exclusive world building post available for all patrons. I post the associated art for free as a promo, but the actual notes/story/etc. and any bonus visual notes are readable for patrons-only, at any dollar amount.
This week we’re looking at another very lost tale of the Wood Queen and the Stone Queen, characters of lore famous in the holiday stories of Peacenight-time. But though that legend ends well, it was not the final account of them:

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Page 93

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First ~ Previous ~ Next (coming soon!)

Holding hands 😀 And finally, some movement!

Catchup posting for the last two Sunday Gnomedays, booth photos from the last two events I did, and this and last month’s Ranger level bonus drawings will be up soon, buuuuuuuuuut I wanted to get this up first ❤

Thanks for your patience with updates, too -if the slow updates bother 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!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 48

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

This week we’re looking at the relationship, at least in some mythologies, between two of the Gnomish pantheon’s most prominent Goddesses….

Click here for the full post – free to read for all as part of this month’s Open House!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi