Finally finished❤ Been picking at this one for a while now, and I was hoping to have it done last month while I was on a page production break, but alas. Here it is now after all.
There’s two other bonus art pieces in the works right now, by the way, so hopefully I’ll get to work on those more soon too. In the meantime, Page 68 is on its way, and you can wonder at who these other folks might be with Tock and Onna….
Thanks, as always, for reading. And if you like, please consider supporting Tock on Patreon!
“Tock the Gnome” has been fortunate enough to receive two very kind features lately!
Firstly, fantasy writer/artist Stephanie Black (who I am lucky to call a friend) gave the comic an absolutely wonderful write-up on her page at dA. I am so grateful for her kind words! Click here to give it a read, as well as the recommendation she gives another awesome sounding series.
Thank you, Stephanie❤
Also, fellow comic artist and writer Alejandro Lee (of the very entertaining Steampunk Western “Sally Spocket and Piston Pete“) did a HUGE piece featuring many, many characters from many, many series, and he was nice enough to include Tock!
Here’s a closeup of Tock herself:
See if you can spot her in the big picture! Thanks so much, Alejandro❤
I am very thankful whenever I get to see Tock and her company drawn by others. So thank you very much to everyone who feels inspired by the story and characters and is kind enough to give them a shoutout, visually, in writing or otherwise!
And as always, each and every one of you is fantastic for reading. Thank you❤
Page production has resumed. Thanks to everyone for your patience while I took a break❤
So firstly, thank you to everyone who gave me feedback about my recent thoughts on publication for “Tock the Gnome,” and also to everyone who soothed my frustrations. I am very lucky to have followers like you.
After some very, very wise and welcome advice from people who have LOTS more experience than me, I am putting those plans on hold. I still hope to get published sooner rather than later, and I have a good handful of ideas for bonus material when I do publish, BUT I will not be taking the comic offline anytime soon.
I did let myself get way too emotionally involved in this idea, though, and as a result I am finding myself very burnt out and resentful. Impatience and perfectionism is just…. no.
I’m going to be taking a short break (like 30 days-ish) from making new pages, to recharge my batteries. The time that I usually use toward page creation (15 minutes a day, or more if I can spare it) will be devoted to some more lighthearted Tock work – just drawings, like the above WIP.
I will still try to post progress updates, notes, sketches, WIPs on illustrations, etc. on the Patreon page. And a month from today, work on pages themselves shall resume.
Thanks very much for your patience and for caring about Tock and her crew in the first place❤
P.S. If you’re not caught up or haven’t read it yet, now would be a great time to start!
Happy Leap Day, everyone!
Since faeries love the in-between times, what better day (and night!) to seek them out than a literal in-between time that only happens once a year?
I haven’t been able to get much Art Work done this year yet, SO, here’s something in the meantime – a quick closeup/preview of a piece I’ve been working on, featuring all the significant characters (i.e. the Crew and their family and other destined connections).
You can see the whole thing at my Patreon – as well as lots of other bonus art and info! And of course, the whole comic so far is there too, or DeviantArt here if you want to read it elsewhere (click Archive up top to read it here, though).
Remember, every little bit helps me produce more art, especially Tock-related work. So if you like the series, please take a look. Thank you ~~<3
Though winter usually inspires her, Tock finds herself upset one year, as romance after romance fails. In her beloved legends, magic (and love) is grand and dramatic. But sometimes, it just takes a friend’s realistic outlook to help one dream again.
Happy New Year, everyone. Thanks, always, for reading❤
All content and characters © Rachel Terwilliger.