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And getting Tock back to a more wonder-filled expression! Hmm, wonder what all this shapeshifting magicy magic means? 🤔…….🤫💗

Also! Panel 2, specifically the part where the Orc is shifting, counts for today’s Orctober 2020 the eighth! It will be posted separately for the challenge later, along with the first 7 entries (since I’ve neglected to post them here yet).

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE –earlier this year, I had been laid off from my day job (which is currently a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I have now returned to my day job, which is impacting page production time and energy. Updates will continue every other week, for the time being. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates! I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 101

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

This week, we’re looking at the Gnomish royal family tree (as far back as anyone can remember, since Gnomes don’t keep a written record of their history anymore).

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 78

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week, we’re looking at how Orcish names come together (with a few familiar examples)…

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Happy Holidays from “Tock the Gnome!”

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As it says ❤

Be it Peacenight-time or an Earthen holiday that warms your heart, may your celebrations be joyous and full of Love!

Thanks for following Tock’s tale this year everyone, especially in the face of some massive delays. Your patience and readership truly mean the world to me. Here’s to next year being the best one yet, for all of us!

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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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Orctober 2019 the 30th – WBW 63 promo

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World Building Wednesday time! Which means, time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! (And last one of this most Orcish of months!)

This week, we’re looking at how Orcs currently deal with solar eclipses – and how they used to. All through the lens of a bonus, backstory short story, too!

Full post available here!

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Throwback Thursday – the family Corrigan

Feeling nostalgic for family stuff today due to things going on in my own life, so here’s a look back at young Tock and her parents! Click on each image to enlarge.

Aaaaaaaand:

Click here for an exclusive related bonus scene!! ❤

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Happy Pride 2019!

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Happy Pride Month everyone ❤

This piece counts as June’s Ranger level bonus for my patrons – viewable now, for all, as part of the Open House !

ALSO, as a special treat, all new and existing patrons at any pledge level will get a print of this image in the mail (along with a bonus sticker)! If you’re not pledging yet, just sign up by midnight on Sunday 6/30 to get one for yourself! ❤

Click here to pledge!

And/or click here to view this month’s Open House posts, and see what rewards come with supporting me!

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 31

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

Continuing our theme from last week, here’s a better portrait of the Gnomish royal family, as they are now. We will be looking a bit at what happened to Adamine after last week’s trauma, how this family formed, and where they are now.

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Reminders – “Tock the Gnome” is available to read for free both here and on Patreon (where there is much bonus art, story and world-building to boot), so please do check it it out if you haven’t yet! ~ Also, call for artists is still open for “Prints for Pam-a-Lamb.” ~ And prints of my own work, comic books, coloring books and needlefelted OOAK dolls are available anytime on Etsy.

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So much hurt, on both sides :/

(Shameless bonus promotion – those of you who are Patrons should be able to figure out most of what’s being said here with the Orcish Language Guide! There are some new words in here, which will be updated in part 2 of the Guide when there’s enough of them. But if you’re curious, most of this page and all the pages before it is/are decipherable through the first part!)

Thanks for your patience with this page too -if the slow updates bother you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal here 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! Especially if the waiting is a bother ^^;

In the meantime, I hope you’ve been enjoying Gnomevember and look forward to the holiday bonus drawing! (Patrons will be getting a little something extra special this year, btw ❤ )

And don’t forget about my Shop Small Sale going on, now through Cyber Monday! Patrons-only bonus discount available here.

NOTE: There are some errors in the text of panel 5, from scanning, that I didn’t catch before. I will have those fixed up later today.

UPDATE: Panel 5 is fixed!

A note about design changes:

As they appear on this and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings are completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

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WBW 17, and Orctober 18 to 24

More catchup time ^^; Thank you for your patience, dear readers, its been a very trying week.

Firstly, time for another World Building Wednesday post, then catch-up in order.

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World Building Wednesday 17 & Orctober twenty four, “Wise”

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Orctober 17, World Building Wednesday 16

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Prompt, Stars. Leading to another patrons-only World Building post, in which we’re talking about Orc weddings, marriage, and a bit about gender.

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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 ).


Gnomevember day 8

(Late posting due to life things.)
Prompt –  Family.

Full prompt list available through the About tab above.


Sketch – The Sprizzenfritz Family

Bumble's blood relations

 

A sketch I started a while ago, and just finished up, of Bumble’s immediate family (minus Tock). Lots of menfolk involved in Sprizzenfritz Airships, looks like….

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Fun fact for the first panel: Bumble’s family name is Sprizzenfritz.

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Tock’s Parents, Part 1

Once upon a time, there were two Gnomes who felt alone in very different ways.

The boy, born of privilege to a successful family of inventors, wanted nothing more than to be a jeweler. He saw in precious stones a beauty that his parents, siblings and cousins did not.

The girl, born poor and orphaned early, had the same dream. Growing up with nothing, jewelry seemed to her the perfect symbol of wealth and beauty. She hoped that one day she could bring that to others, and herself in the process.

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Gnomish Culture Bonus Material, part 2

The Gnomish royal family consists of their Queen, called Adamine, and her daughter, the Princess Bartelbia (the King, who was called Riordan, passed away from the side-effects of an experiment gone wrong several decades ago). Queen Adamine’s family has ruled since shortly after the technological revolution.

She is a kind but firm ruler, very focused on not only the security of her people, but also setting an example for them culturally. Despite the availability of airship travel, she has never visited the rest of the continent, in order to further set this example. It may seem at first glance that this does the Gnomes a disservice – keeping them “caged” in their own kingdom – but because she is a benevolent queen, it is assumed by her subjects that her motivations are for the greater good.

Very little is known by the public about Princess Bartelbia. Though she is of marrying age, she appears very infrequently, and says even little. Possible reasons for this are often the subject of street gossip, especially among the working classes.

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