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Junefae Tock content and WBW promos!

Including today’s, which is technically not Junefae anymore, but catchup is needed!

But firstly:

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Day 3

From World Building Wednesday 91, in which we look at Dwarven smoke bombs – specifically, the ones Actia will be using in the comic proper.

Full post available here.

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Day 7

And Sunday Gnomedays!!

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Day 10

World Building Wednesday once more, in which we’re looking at a physical aspect of prayer to Carwen, Gnomish Goddess of Love and creativity, and Anosmia, Gnomish goddess of protection and destruction!

Full post available here ❤

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Day 15

Featuring Tock, finally!!

(This dress and hat are coming up in the comic proper soon, at long last, and I am so excited!)

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Day 17

This week, having taken inspiration from the content of the previous week – looking at a physical aspect of prayer to the Orcish sun god.

Full post available here ❤

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Day 23

Featuring Onna, since Tock got to be featured earlier in the month! Hmm, that cog looks mighty familiar….

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Day 24

This week, we’re looked a bit more at how Unicorns specifically act as guides to the Heart of Faerie, for those who know of and seek them.

Full post available here ❤

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Day 25

Coffee Dragon!! For my coffee-devoted, Dragony Llove Llady Llama in particular, but I hope you love them too 💜 – and though not canon yet, eventually canon, as we will be getting to dragons someday!

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Day 30

Ta da!!! “Tock is Pride 2020.” Tock is always Pride, and especially this month – Black Lives Matter, and Trans Lives Matter 🖤 May we carry justice and Faerie Love forward, no matter what month it is!

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And now, for World Building Wednesday 95: a quick moment between Mariatu and Reina, queen of the Elves and one of Mari’s best friends – and what this moment means.

Full post (and mini-comic!) available here!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 83

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Time for another patrons-only world building post! (Also including this month’s “In Thanks” patron bonus drawing ❤ )
This week we’re taking a look at the terminology in Elven culture around magic-users.

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 79

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Up a day late because I completely lost track of what day of the week it was yesterday – thanks for your patience, dear readers!
This week, we’re looking a bit closer at the Elves – specifically those of them that have those little wings on their hips, how they got them, and what they believe that means.
Also! Preparations are underway for print issue 3 ❤ More information on that here, and more WIP on page 95 here!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 77

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

This week, we’re looking at the connection between the Heart of Faerie and the deities/religions of the peoples of Tock’s world (inspired by a quote from Faeries and Enchantment Magazine, Spring 2018 issue).

Click here for the pull post (with full bonus art!).

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 71

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Time for another patrons-only world building post!! A bit late for World Building Wednesday, but still.

Inspired by my own thoughts on Elves , Gnomes and Dwarves , this week we’re hearing an Elven take on where the Gnomes of Tock’s world came from.

Full post and full drawing available here, for all patrons!

(And don’t forget about my New Year’s sale, 20% off all items in my shop through Monday the 6th!)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 70

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! (And happy holidays to anyone celebrating!)
This week, inspired by the dElfcember prompt of “gratitude,” we’re looking a bit at Queen Reina’s life and ascension to Queenhood. – and a bit about another character believed to be connected to her, as well.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


World Building Wednesday Promos, 65, 66, 67

Missed cross-posting these amidst art challenges and recent show prep, whoops! Thanks for your patience, dear readers.

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World Building Wednesday 65

Something fun AND Gnomevember-sourced (White Button Mushrooms) in regards to how much these Gnomes value mushrooms, in the face of their usual class division…

Full post available here!

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World Building Wednesday 66

Another Gnomevember-related one – looking at how the Gnomes of Tock’s world use mushrooms for trade!

Full post available here!

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World Building Wednesday 67

dElfcember time!! In which we look at the structure of Elvish government, both in Misu and Mariatu’s time and currently.

Full post available here!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


‘Tock Daydreams,’ and Happy Lesbian Visibility Day!

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Finally got this done!!! It will actually be featured as the cover for issue 2, BUT I couldn’t resist sharing it today, in honor of Lesbian Visibility Day ❤

So, a special shoutout to all my fellow queer lady-loving-ladyfolks. It’s been some time since I came out, but I continue to be grateful for my journey and all parts of my identity, including this one. When I was growing up in the 90’s, it was a lot more dangerous to be openly myself. I stayed closeted for a while, and then only opened up to select people as I felt necessary. And only when I felt safe. That got better as time went on – as I found a community of other LGBTQ+ people, as I fell in love and gradually became more accepted by my family and other people in my general communities (thank the Gods that we are   e v e r y w h e r e ).

That said, there is still  M U C H  progress to be made. I feel like my culture pretty well accepts cisgender gay men and lesbians who fit into it’s accepted heterosexual “norm” (find one person, get married, have babies), but genderqueer visibility, nonbinary visibility, trans visibility, pansexual visibility, asexual visibility, etc. etc. etc. is just beginning to be addressed, let alone respected. And even though I feel safer in general, there are still SO many places in my country and the world where it’s still not “okay” to show my own love openly.

We are still worlds away from the constant fear I felt about my sexuality when I was first figuring it out, so on this day I can’t help but be grateful for the progress we HAVE made – and hopeful for even more. Safety and visibility for ALL people sooner and sooner.

(And don’t forget – less than one week left to preorder issue 2!!)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 38

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This week, inspired by Mariatus circumstances, we’re looking at the Elven religious structure, specifically their temples and one thing that can happen there.

World Building Wednesday 36 – Selkie

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

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This week, inspired by the nature in which I celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, here’s a look at the Selkie folk of Tock’s world, and how their closest neighbors – the Elves – tend to view them.

Click here to read the full post!

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 34

Prompted by my participation in Fairy Fae Week over on Instagram (….whaaaat? This one’s only 7 days, not 30 😅). Today’s prompt was Light or Dark, and I went with both. Previous/following prompts will be posted here sometime later this week.

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As I’ve mentioned before, the Elves of Tock’s world see morality very differently than other races. They are very aware of the balance necessary between Light and Dark, comfort and sorrow, peace and pain….

Full post available here ❤

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World Building Wednesday 13 – the Magicked Folk

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Time for another Patrons-only world building post! This week we’re looking at magic again – specifically, the cultures that have it, and why that is so.

Preview:

As has been implied, the Gnomes of Tock’s world do not have magic. Magical forces show up in some of their legends, and they hear stories of it existing in other cultures – especially in the Lowlands – but it has been a long, LONG time since any such force was present in their own kind. And as we’ve seen, the Orcs don’t appear to have magic, either.

So, if magic exists, where is it and why do its keepers still have it, if the Orcs and Gnomes don’t?

Click here to see the full post (and many many other exclusive bonuses)!

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World Building Wednesday 7 – Elven Queensguard

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Belatedly, that is, BUT that and Throwback Thursday all in one, as a result!

This week at Patreon we’re talking about the Elven Queensguard and government, as it was in the time of Misu and Mariatu 🌊💗🌊

This drawing features Reina, the Elven Queen from that time – who is one of the few characters from my pre-Tock work that has survived intact! (She’s on the left, btw.)

Here she is, in older incarnations:

(She looks pretty much the same, as you can see, except that now she gets to be happier! Yay! ……sorry Arella.)

Click here to read the full World Building Wednesday post!

(Also, shoutout to @photos_by_trinityhawk in the last older drawing, since it belongs to him 👍👍 and to my amazing Wife for fixing the ring in the picture and getting me into the show that inspired this drawing in the first place 😍 ).

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Happy MerMay! (and patreon peek)

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Happy beginning of MerMay everyone!

(This is also a “Tock the Gnome” patreon bonus – that Elven lady in the middle of an intense Mermaid hug is Mariatu. Surrounding her is her Wife, Misu. They are an important part of the backstory of Tock’s world and there are many bonus pieces relating to them and mermaid/elf culture there. See more here.)

This is also especially dedicated to my own Mer-Llady Wife 🐚💗🦈

Good luck to all of us participating!

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New Site Header!

As pictured previously as a WIP on Patreon….

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…… ❤

(Everybody’s so pretty.)

Hope you enjoy the slight “upgrade” to the site’s look, and that you keep reading to see who all these strange folk are, and what’s to become of them! And thanks, always for your enjoyment of the comic and your support.

patreon_navigation_logo_mini_orange Remember, you can always see more of Tock’s world by pledging at Patreon!

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.


Bonus art – “The Chances”

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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!


WIP – The Chances

WIP, "The Chances," currently ink and pencil on paper

Finishing up some work on an illustration with Tock, Onna, and other important characters that will eventually be significant to them. Which you’ll find out about if you keep reading ❤