Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! Aaaaand something a little bit different this week – building the backstory of the Gnome Queen, one small secret at a time. Here’s something she went through when she was younger….
Ta daaaaaaaa!!! Contains the first 24 pages of the existing comic, with three bonus written and illustrated scenes not available online!
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One more bonus, dear readers, for Seven Years of Tock!
Here are five small moments, each crew member of the dear Bucket in their experience of the world – before they came together! These happen at varying times in their lives, and speak to the reasons they’ll end up where they are in the comic – which is yet to be seen, in full, but I hope you enjoy this glimpse in the meantime!
Thank you so much for your continuous support and enjoyment of this work. I’m so pleased to share Tock’s world with you and look forward to sharing even more adventures and stories of Faerie magic and Love ❤
A roar tore through her throat as Onna lunged at her opponent again, the battle rush blissfully in her veins. They clashed, axe against club, force by force trying to push each other down. Their teacher shouted, they broke apart, swinging back around to try again.
~ A “Tock the Gnome” fairy tale, of the Brogh – the badger-folk. ~
Extra Happy and Grateful Seven Years of Tock, everyone!
I’m very excited to share this with you, and hope you enjoy it as much as I appreciate your readership.
Fairy tales are obviously a big part of the story, inspiring Tock herself to go on her quest – and the further we get, the more we’re going to see versions of certain fairy tales (that we humans are familiar with) pop up in Tock’s world.
So here’s the first, as a special treat! Hope you all look forward to more of these as much as I do (and as for how they’re going to pop up? Shhhh not telling!).
Thank you again, dear readers. Tock’s journey would not have gotten this far without you.
~ Beauty and the Beast ~
Long ago there lived a fair maiden, with her father and two sisters, in a sett much farther down the shoreline than here. Her mother had vanished before her babes were even walking, leaving their father to raise the girls alone. Still, they brightened his life, and he worked hard at trade with the neighboring setts and other nearby peoples – in order to provide for them a good and prosperous life.
In honor of what’s going on today, and the days and years to come. Of what some of us fear will come to pass.
May we all embrace Love, and be kind to one another.
(Inspired by the famous fable “The Lion and the Mouse” and the historic tale of Androcles. And by a friend who suggested I include this tale as part of Tock’s own herosim.)
Full story below the cut.
More bonus art and information available over at the Tock the Gnome Patreon page!
This time featuring pencil work on the new site header, a bonus illustration with prose about something special Onna has within her (be curious!) and a comicy sketch of Tock talking about one of her ex’s.
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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.