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Patreon ‘Spirit Renewal’ Special!

So today marks a special anniversary for me, and with Spring approaching, I imagine we’re all looking forward to that refreshment (….sorry any southern-hemisphere friends, unless you like Autumn!).
With gratitude for both those things in mind, it’s time for a special offer!
From today until May 1st, all existing and new “Tock the Gnome” patrons will receive a 5×7″ print of the above piece – “A Faerie Moment” – as an extra ‘thank you’ bonus!
(And to be clear, that’s the ONLY way to get a print of this piece. Ever.)
Pledging also includes access to all the other bonus material at the level you choose, of course – bonus art, early access to the pages in the form of WIP’s, world-building material and extra scenes and stories, backstory, etc.!
I may have been working on Tock’s story for 7 years now, but its been only in the last few years that I’ve really started coming at it from a healthy place, one where I am worthy of the support you all give me and the enthusiasm you have about her quest. I am very grateful that so many people have stuck with it even when I’ve been less than my best. Your support and your patience mean the world to me. Nothing fills my heart with Light and Purpose the way that sharing Tock’s world with you does.
So thank you, truly, from the bottom of my heart. 
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Sketch – Onna vs. Robin


Having a Throwback Thursday moment and wanting to share this with you guys ❤

This was originally a Patrons-only bonus over on Patreon, but with Spring approaching, I saw a robin for the first time (this season) a couple days ago and wanted to celebrate somehow! So in lieu of new artwork, I hope you enjoy this!

(Fun fact that will come up eventually: Onna is afraid of birdies. Even sweet little ones ^^; )

Many more bonus sketches and extra world-building information available on Patreon too, at any pledge level. Aaaaaaand stay tuned this Saturday for a special, related announcement!


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Well, someone’s had enough of this conversation she can’t understand.

Also – backgrounds, wooo! After so many pages of very little background, this was a challenge and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. Between that and the rush of action in the first 4 panels (and those being so tightly packed together) I really wanted this page to snap us right back into the reality of what’s going on – i.e. the very real, potential danger for all three of our heroes. We’ve gotten to focus on just the mystery of Onna’s situation a bit for the last few pages, but there is a lot more going on than her reluctance and Tock’s curiosity.

Also also please, if you’re interested in me posting a translation guide for the Orcish, raise your hand!


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Hmmmm, curious…..

(And Bumble continues to question his current circumstances.)


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Sketch – Fancy Tock

Hello dear readers.
Not a lot of drawing has been happening this week (eternal shakey fist at January and SAD). Page 82 is very nearly done, though, and I am still planning the rest of that behind-the-scenes yurt story as previously mentioned on my Patreon. So there will at least be that for this month’s progress on Tock’s story….
In the meantime, please enjoy this self-care fancy Tock. That hat should look familiar, but it will be some time before she has such ownership of it (enough to dress it up with fancy flowy ruffles and corsets, that is!).
Thank you all so much for being here. It means so much to me.

Bonus drawing – Gathering Stars

Happy Saturday dear readers 🌟
I‘ve been having trouble getting drawing this week, so here’s some sweetness in the meantime – with a certain Elf, and a certain Gnome.
(…..Mariatu and Tock, that is. You know that by now. I’m being silly.)
As for other progress – the pencil work for page 82 is about halfway done, yay! And I do plan to have the “Meanwhile…” Yurt scene up for Patrons only soon, with a bonus sketch of a certain Chieftain.
I hope 2018 has been treating you all well so far, and that you’re all staying as warm as possible!
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Important cultural conversation time continues! And one more page for 2017 ❤


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