world-building and graphic novel in-progress


WIP – Nightime Orcish Tock


Small progress on a test piece for night scenes🙂

Also, linework for page 69 is done, colorwork started today. Huzzah!

Bonus art – “Chosen Fathers”


For my father-in-law, for Father’s Day last week.

Curious as to what’s going on with this significant-looking Onna hug? Keep reading the comic ;p

Also, if you like Tock’s story and world, please consider contributing to it’s Patreon

Faerie Gnome


I’ve been doing a very slow read/study of Brian Froud’s books over the last few years, and recently finished his famous work with Alan Lee,, “Faeries.” I enjoyed it very much, of course, but the quote above comes from a page near the back of the book – and it, of course, struck me hard. The information preceding it seems to imply that they’re talking about archeological finds in which tiny humanoid skeletons were discovered, but they identifed them as Gnomes and decided that for the purposes of their book, they do not exist.

What? No. Nope. No no no.

So here is Tock, in defiance. I still adore and respect both Misters Froud and Lee, but strongly disagree with them. Tock, and other Gnomes, will ever be important in my Faerie work. And from and even more personal standpoint, I feel that Gnomes are True :heart:

Art © Rachel Terwilliger. Quote © Froud and Lee.

Sketch – Bucket Dance Night


Bonus sketch on the same day as a page update? Gasp!

First technically official drawing of all the crew of the Bucket together! Tock and Onna dancing, Eunan and his tea, Actia and her opinions, and Bumble and a hurdy gurdy (and his opinions too).

Curious as to who these mysterious characters are that haven’t been introduced yet? Keep reading ;p Or for sneak peeks, check out the “Tock the Gnome” patreon page!

All content © Rachel Terwilliger. Do not use, alter or redistribute without permission.

Page 68


First ~ Previous ~ Next

Traders and traitors….

Language note! You might have noticed that the speech bubbles of Onna and the other Orcs look like this:

// Words! //

That’s to indicate that they are, indeed, speaking in Orcish, so Tock and Bumble don’t know what they’re saying. Hopefully the first panel clears that up too.

All content © Rachel Terwilliger. Do not use, alter or redistribute without permission.

Bonus art – “The Chances”


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!

Two lovely features!

“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❤

Also importantly, Tock and other characters have been drawn before by the wonderful GiantPanda from dA and Akili Amethyst.

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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❤


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