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Aaaaaaaaaaaand we’re back!!

Thank you very much for your patience, dear readers, during the Orcish Tent Correction. I am very, very relieved to be back to forward story motion and grateful to anyone who’s stuck around despite the delay!

Updates to the existing pages that needed edits will be happening asap – as I’ve mentioned on Patreon, the artwork for that is all finished, but the updated panels still need to be pasted into place. My photoshop skills are not the best, so that’s gonna take some time, but in the meantime I’ll be moving forward with new page production. Once edited, the scans of the updated panels will be available on Patreon, even before they’re put in their proper page places ❤

Thanks for your patience with updates in general, too -if the slow updates bother you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal 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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Where things are, lately

Good morning, dear readers 💚✨
Just wanted to share a bit about where things are, progress-wise.
Page 94 is actually done, as of 6am this morning! I am very busy with commissions this week, but hope to have it posted in the next couple of days, as well as proper scans of all the Orcish Tent Correction redraws.
My plan, as I move forward, is to post the redraw scans on Patreon as they are, and get them put in place on the existing pages as soon as possible – that isn’t going to be an immediate update (I need help with my Photoshop skills, so my amazing Wife will be stepping in to paste them into the old pages, and that will take some time). So I will be keeping the old pages up, for now, with a note about the upcoming edit and apology for the issue, and then replace them asap.
This also means the story will continue to move forward, from here, anyway! Production on page 95 will start tomorrow. I am so relieved to be getting back to new page creation and can’t wait for you all to see what’s next.
I am also hoping, this year, to create pages more regularly – I haven’t figured out exactly how to make that work, but scrambling to find only minutes each day to work on new pages is no longer okay with me. I need to make a change. More on that as I figure it out (or honestly, you might just see it working by more regular updates!). I also hope to get posted somewhere like Webtoon, for better exposure. Not to invoke the dreaded e-word, but platforms like that are growing rapidly, and it would be foolish of me not to give it a shot. I’ve been asked at pretty much every comic-related event I tabled at last year if I’m on there. So maybe it’s time to listen.
I’ll still be on here, of course, and all other sites I use to broaden the reach of Tock’s tale!
And don’t forget, you can always help me get to more regular updates by pledging on Patreon! Every pledge helps, no matter how small. The more I make here ➡ the less I have to be at my day job ➡ the more time I have for furthering this project! And of course, each pledge comes with some lovely benefits. More information on my main page.
Thanks for sticking with me, everyone. Hope the new year has been kind to you so far, and that you’re looking forward to the next steps in this journey we’re taking together!

Promo – World Building Wednesday 69

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week we’re looking a bit more at Orcish religion, which has been touched on a bit here and here before. As stated, the Orcs primarily worship a masculine solar deity – but this has not always been the case….

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 68

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

This week, we’re looking a bit closer at the role of the Orcish Chieftain and Chieftain-in-training, based on some scrapped notes from a page that was originally planned for the next batch – and especially in honor of my own mother, who’s birthday is today!
(Also, revisiting this old drawing from last year’s Orctober!  For a full shot of and context on the image, click here!  My apologies for there not being any new art this week.)

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Rachelillustrates and Tock the Gnome at Wizarding Weekend!

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I am delighted to announce that I’ll be at Ithaca NY’s Wizarding Weekend this coming Saturday, courtesy of Comics for Collectors!

Look for me at their new location, 124 West State Street, from 12-5pm 10/26!! I’ll have prints and issues of “Tock the Gnome” available, of course, AND I’ll be doing free sketches like I did for Free Comic Book Day 😀

Hope to see you there!!

(Also, this newly-finished old sketch stands for Sunday Gnomedays 10-20-19 and Orctober the 21st! See below for the stand-in Orctober and Sunday Gnomedays I posted last minue on Instagram yesterday for the 20th.)

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Orctober 2019 the 19th

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The March of the Background Orcs does indeed continue!

This is Gruska – the guard that is currently in charge of watching Onna as she escorts Tock and Bumble to the clan’s camp. Randomly smiling, and taking her hair down.

I imagine someone’s teasing her about something at the end of the day, at home. That second speech bubble translates to “You think?”

More on the Orc language in “Tock the Gnome” is always available on Patreon, by the way!

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Orctober catchup and Sunday Gnomedays 10-13-19

Thanks for your patience, everybody, while I was away at my brother’s wedding!

(These are not in numerical order, but follow my notes in the order the images are posted above, and it will all make sense.)

So, numbers 14, 12 and 15, first – all three of those being Tock-verse-framed BUT 14 and 15 being non-exactly-canon, as the Orcs are not exactly aware of broader Faerie (…yet) and don’t have magic (…at the moment).

And lastly, number 13/Sunday Gnomedays 10-13-19 – a non-Tock entry (gasp!) featuring Orc and Gnome of “Orc and Gnome’s Mild Aventures!” If you haven’t checked out their comic yet, DO! It is veryvery fun, and another adventure-based Orc/Gnome romance. Delicious ❤

Stayed tuned for more “Tock the Gnome” Orctober later today with World Building Wednesday! 

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