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WIP – new Full Crew piece

Working on a new piece of the whole Bucket crew! 💛 Full pencil work available at the patreon site ( http://patreon.com/rachelillustrates ).


Call for Q&A questions!

Hey everyone! So, as part of “Seven Years of Tock” I’d like to do a Q&A for you!
If you have a question – something you’re wondering about, something you want to know about the world, or how I make the comics, etc. – please comment here or send me a message! At the end of the month, I’ll compile them in one big post 🙂
Thanks as always for reading, and I look forward to see what you’re curious about!
(And don’t forget, we still have a print sale going on in celebration, too!)

Sketch – Tock pinup, 2017

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Having some body confidence issues today, so here’s some self-care “Tock the Gnome” pinup work.

I don’t get to show it much in the comic, because…..corsets, but Tock is actually a very curvy lady. So here she is, rocking it and having pride even when I struggle.

Hope she inspires everyone else, too!

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Page 76, colorwork WIP

Getting there 💚 Actually halfway done with the colorwork for the whole page now, but progress will be on hold for the next couple of days as I get ready for an art show!

So here’s this in the meantime. Thank you for your patience, readers – I’ll be back to my regular work schedule on Monday.


Bonus sketch – Random Tribesladies

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Random Orcish art therapy *thumbs up*
These are two of Onna’s tribesfolk, from pgs. 74 and 75 recently. I am oddly fascinated with that white-haired maiden and I hope I get to tell her story too, whatever it is.
And if you missed it, I did create a guide to who’s who between those two pages, only available here.
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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.

Bonus art – “Only Natural”

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“I want to live like animals
Careless and free like animals
I want to live
I want to run through the jungle
The wind in my hair and the sand at my feet”

– Savage Garden, “The Animal Song”

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Happy Pride Month everybody! This was done for a project/kinda-contest over at deviantART, where I have done much much much of my networking and fanbase-building over the years. I am very grateful for all the acceptance I’ve found and the friendships I’ve built there, and though nothing’s ever perfect, that site has been a haven for me during many frustrating “real life” art conflicts. So, despite the usual life/comic/commission busy-ness, I had to join in the celebration!

(Also, selected submissions will be featured in a new Pride Flag widget on the website, so cross your fingers for me!)

The submissions had to be centered around one of the Pride flag’s colors and the meaning of that color. Of course, I had to pick green (for nature), and it had to be Tock and Onna ❤

(By the way, I hope none of you think this is a big big spoiler – I have intended this attraction to be obvious from the start. I promise there will be lots of fun story goodness in watching this play out against Tock’s quest. Ohohoho.)

This was inspired by the same-sex relationships found in nature. I wanted to do something a bit different though, so I chose lesbian does, gay male goldfinches, and non-binary pangolins (because….pangolins). And Tock and Onna together as a queer representation of Faerie.

Thank you all for continuing to stick with the comic – Tock and Onna and Bumble and all of their magical, messed-up world. If you’re celebrating this month, I send you SUCH love and I hope you have a fantastic time being truly you!
And again, thanks dA, for being a place for me to express my big gay self for so many years, now.


Page 75

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Ding ding!

Thank you, readers, for your patience. This one took quite some time but I think it was well worth it.

(A key to match up each tribe member between their representation here and on the previous page is also up on Patreon! )

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.